Actually this platform is perfect for it as it is many times more stiffer than the ladder frame. That is why I think they Brought it back now vs in the past.
It really makes these short beds valuable as you can really use them vs the Maverick that holds a ten speed with the gate down.
Precisely. As Honda Ridgeline owners have pointed out for years, correctly as it turns out, their truck is sufficient for the way 70% of truck owners actually use their trucks. Now, for the Chevy EV, why would I fork out $107k for an RST with only 1300lbs of payload, on the justification of just wanting a flashy pavement princess, when I can (per a search on Auto Trader here in Wisconsin) get a 2022 Sierra Denali with the Technology Package, Denali CarbonPro Edition package, and Driver Alert Package II (whatever the frick all of those do) for $86k here in Wisconsin today? That is more capability, more flashy (I mean, it's the fricken CarbonPro Denali), and buy a **bleep**-ton of gas for it with the $20k savings. What is the purpose?
Finally someone who zero'd in on my peeve - not only do the sail C-pillars look silly to me (trying to look like a sedan?), but they seem to be highly impractical for a work pick-up. I had hopes that the "fleet" version might correct that, but if there's a model WP that is supposed to be purposed as a Work Pick-up, and they are still there, I'm figuring that the fleet model will not be any more useful (or attractive) for me.
The cost/charging/cold/maintenance/taxes/etc. arguments can go on all day - and they will - but unless I can like the looks and see the practicality of a pick-up truck, I'm not even going to spend any time worrying about the rest of it.
Sorry, Chevy - this gets a D- in my book. As mentioned in the article, what's up with you guys, RAM?
I think your “40% loss” is a bit off. Just because it’s not recommended to go below 20% power when it’s freezing does not mean that you can’t (is that a recommendation from a specific manufacturer?).
Also, batteries may be expensive for some models, but not all. A Toyota Prius battery runs about $3,000 and will probably last you 150,000 miles. I’m willing to bet that by the time the average gas powered car reaches 150,000 miles you’ve spent about $3,000 on maintenance that an electric vehicle wouldn’t need (timing belt, oil changes, spark plugs, water pump, etc). So it kind of evens out.
Nice, Now shrink it by about 25%. ( About the Mavericks size). Lessen the available and potential power output by half, moving the distance to about 700 miles range and we would have the perfect truck! (Smaller. less power, more range!) It may not pull a cement truck then, but it would get me to Home Depot and back easily and make long trips more efficient.
BBearcat, daveott3 and others above make good points. The above is pathetic, marketed at little boys, regardless age. You can't have a four-door sports car pick up truck. The above is even more moronic than when that hick Bill Mitchell told his designers he wanted, for what became the '63 Buick Riviera, "a Ferrari Rolls-Royce."
How many times a year are you pulling a trailer or boat? So rent a truck. Do you know how dopey you look bombing around in the above Legomobile? This is what happens in a society of spoilt "having-it-all" brats with no knowledge or exposure to automotive history, when the bloated creatures in Pixar's 2008 WALL-E are now the lame stream citizens; fully a third of Americans clinically morbidly obese.
How many people driving the above could run half a mile without collapsing?
Over the past 120 years, thousands of car companies were allowed to fold. The above nonsense from the company whose executives flew to Washington in 2008 in their private jets to pick up their Welfare--- oops, "corporate bailout checks" at our expense. The same company that sued the US govt. for War II Allied bombing damage to their German Opel plants.
EVs are of course smart, at the turn of the previous century, comprised 38% of all cars on our nation's roads, steam 40% -- Bill Lear(jet) was working on modern variant before he died in 1978-- only 22% internal combustion, so we're only making a belated u-turn.
But the real threat to internal combustion, and private cars in general, remains overpopulation, and something most people do not want to face, what they eat. UN and other vetted studies show animals raised for meat and dairy produce more greenhouse gas than all the world's cars, trucks, buses, trains, planes, ships combined.
Without tax incentives to have "one or none," or to adopt, and do something that hasn't hurt the world's leading Grand Prix driver, Lewis Hamilton or 77-year-old rocker rodder Jeff Beck in the least, going vegan, we'll all be left with silliness like the above; future wars over not just oil, but copper, fresh water, lithium.
You'll also vastly reduce likelihood of heart attack, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, cataracts, dementia and Alzheimer's, so you can see where you're driving and remember where you left your car keys.
EV batteries, heavy metals, e-waste now merely shipped off to Asia, where it finds its way into ground water, all marine life now containing some levels of toxins and plastic.
Norway is banning all i.c. cars, collector cars included, in three (3) years, 2025, the rest of Scandinavia 2030, the European Union 2035, France and England, for now, holding out 'til 2040, 2050. Until we take personal responsibility, here in the US, expect -- at the very least -- evermore surcharges and nuisance fees.
What real car guy would be caught dead in the above kindergartener's dream truck? Will there be a Dale Evans edition of the above four-door useless shortbed let's play house for suburban cowgirls, too? "Silverado." Some people will buy anything. The gold and silver rush have been over for a century-plus.
Get it together, kids.
And aren't the above press releases purveyed as articles something we can get from Motor Trend and Car and Drivel?
Pick 'n' choose, out of context, dated info via tawk radio and Fox "News" is at loggerheads to every scientist on earth not overtly or covertly funded by a carbon company. Suggest you join the rest of us working toward a world where we can still enjoy our internal combustion collector/special interest/"Classic"(whatever that means) or out of Kelley Blue Book hobby cars.
A 2019 poll of 11,000 scientists reported in the Nov. 5th Bloomberg.com news showed agreeing overpopulation the world's biggest problem, this up from a 2013 poll of 2,000 UN scientists who came to the same conclusion, their words, "bigger than climate."
All else is lost motion 'til we focus on the overarching cause of climate change and all our other maladies: overpopulation.
Eight (8) billion people on earth--a third of a billion here in the US -- all burning some form of carbon on a planet so small the towers of the Verrazanno and other suspension bridges are out of parallel to reflect the earth's curvature, something's gotta give.
Beware of feverish spin and denial from those whose business model so weak it depends on evermore people for more mall fodder and cheap labor. Every nation with declining birthrate has increased GNP per capita.
Suggest you read something beyond car mags and listen/watch something other than the above reactionary media. Head in the sand, passing the buck to historic fluctuations ensures our cars banned in a few short years.
Continue sniping, or try to see the big picture.