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The expectations for full size and midsize truck bed widths are pretty much set in stone, the length has been and will be the issue. The reason I want the Silverado EV.
 

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I see a lot of you saying that 4x8 would fit in the bed. Lets assume the width will fit. The length however isn't going to fit unless you're assuming the midgate open or the sheet of wood overhangs the tailgate. Unfortunately, it's not going to work with the midgate closed and the tailgate step up. The tailgate adds another 22" of space. That's a total of 93" with the tailgate step up. I wanted to share the math to help set expectations.

On to the main show. I did a measurement on imagemeasurement.online. Speculation on the width is near 65". If this is close to accurate, we now have the dimensions of the bed, 65"W x 71"L x 22" H for a total volume of 101,530 Cubic Inches or 58.75 Cu Ft. There may be another 2" of headroom on the tailgate.

So lets talk about the attached images. The fist image is the original picture of the Silverado EV. The second image is the same as the first, except, it has the crosshairs with a rectangle built around the area of the bed. I used the solar panel lines to ensure they cross hairs are aligned. At this point, the imagemesurement.online website gives you a realigned picture. In the third image, I drew a line from top to bottom and set this line as a scale with 71" as the proposed length. You can see the two crosshairs for the line at the top and bottom left. We know that bed length is 5' 11" and this is where the 71" scale comes from. Finally, the last image is the measurement of the bed width. Once again, I drew a line from the bottom left to the bottom right and the website proposed a length of 65". This is quite a bit smaller than existing Silverado ICE truck beds, but still wide enough for a sheet of plywood or drywall. I did add a 5th image. This was the length of the solar panels in the bed. Why, because I wanted to measure the space between the wheel wells in the bed. That measured about 53", and this tells me there's plenty of room for the plywood to lay flat in the bed.

I know these aren't actual data, but it should be pretty damn close. I hope this helps.
 

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I see a lot of you saying that 4x8 would fit in the bed. Lets assume the width will fit. The length however isn't going to fit unless you're assuming the midgate open or the sheet of wood overhangs the tailgate. Unfortunately, it's not going to work with the midgate closed and the tailgate step up. The tailgate adds another 22" of space. That's a total of 93" with the tailgate step up. I wanted to share the math to help set expectations.

On to the main show. I did a measurement on imagemeasurement.online. Speculation on the width is near 65". If this is close to accurate, we now have the dimensions of the bed, 65"W x 71"L x 22" H for a total volume of 101,530 Cubic Inches or 58.75 Cu Ft. There may be another 2" of headroom on the tailgate.

So lets talk about the attached images. The fist image is the original picture of the Silverado EV. The second image is the same as the first, except, it has the crosshairs with a rectangle built around the area of the bed. I used the solar panel lines to ensure they cross hairs are aligned. At this point, the imagemesurement.online website gives you a realigned picture. In the third image, I drew a line from top to bottom and set this line as a scale with 71" as the proposed length. You can see the two crosshairs for the line at the top and bottom left. We know that bed length is 5' 11" and this is where the 71" scale comes from. Finally, the last image is the measurement of the bed width. Once again, I drew a line from the bottom left to the bottom right and the website proposed a length of 65". This is quite a bit smaller than existing Silverado ICE truck beds, but still wide enough for a sheet of plywood or drywall. I did add a 5th image. This was the length of the solar panels in the bed. Why, because I wanted to measure the space between the wheel wells in the bed. That measured about 53", and this tells me there's plenty of room for the plywood to lay flat in the bed.

I know these aren't actual data, but it should be pretty damn close. I hope this helps.
Did you assume no midgate?

The Silverado is a short bed pickup like many ICE trucks but with the midgate you may be able to haul 4’x8’ sheets with the tailgate up.

My R1T is 52x65” with tailgate up. With load bearing tailgate down it is 84”. I have hauled 4x8’ plywood multiple times without issue. I do make sure the plywood can not slide out. That is a bit of inconvenience but tolerable.
 

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Did you assume no midgate?

The Silverado is a short bed pickup like many ICE trucks but with the midgate you may be able to haul 4’x8’ sheets with the tailgate up.

My R1T is 52x65” with tailgate up. With load bearing tailgate down it is 84”. I have hauled 4x8’ plywood multiple times without issue. I do make sure the plywood can not slide out. That is a bit of inconvenience.
I addressed the midgate and the assumptions by which I shared the math. Remember that the midgate won't be standard on all Silverado EVs. Also, you won't be able to use the midgate in all weather situations. Therefore, I'm not relying on the availability of the midgate all the time. Anyway, as I said in the original post, I just wanted to share the math.

With that said, even without a midgate, I don't see any issues with a little bit of overhang. Nothing a few bungees or straps can't handle.
 

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I addressed the midgate and the assumptions by which I shared the math. Remember that the midgate won't be standard on all Silverado EVs. Also, you won't be able to use the midgate in all weather situations. Therefore, I'm not relying on the availability of the midgate all the time. Anyway, as I said in the original post, I just wanted to share the math.

With that said, even without a midgate, I don't see any issues with a little bit of overhang. Nothing a few bungees or straps can't handle.
I don't think the people buying a Silverado EV have a major need to haul plywood every week. That's what a long bed truck is for. It's nice that the Silverado EV can do that on occasion but it's not a main selling point of the truck. I tell you people sure like to pick GM EV'S apart don't they. Why can't people just except the individual vehicles as they are?
 

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I don't think the people buying a Silverado EV have a major need to haul plywood every week. That's what a long bed truck is for. It's nice that the Silverado EV can do that on occasion but it's not a main selling point of the truck. I tell you people sure like to pick GM EV'S apart don't they. Why can't people just except the individual vehicles as they are?
I totally agree with you, but I also need to remind myself that there is a WT version of the Silverado EV and those people are more likely to be hauling lumber daily. The good thing is that information is knowledge. Ok, that sounded corny. LOL. 😂
 

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Probably once or twice a year! I don’t know why people can’t accept the Silverado EV for being the plywood and dimensional lumber hauling beast that it is! Always trying to tear it down to some mall cruiser for rich folk.
 
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