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Silverado EV First-Edition RST

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The new Silverado EV is all yours. The key fob in your hand not only gives you access to your vehicle, but also opens a whole new world of electrifying driving excitement. When you’re ready, follow the steps below to learn how to use some of the innovative features Silverado EV has to offer.

Step 1: Get in

Step 1: Get in

Operating your EV

Every detail has been reimagined. From the ease and convenience of entering your truck to innovative driving experiences, you’ll see there is more than one way to operate your Silverado EV.

Keyless Access

Keyless Access lets you lock and unlock doors without having to take the key fob out of your pocket or bag.

Keyless unlocking:

  • With the key fob within 3 feet of the vehicle, press the button on the driver-side door handle to unlock all doors, tailgate and eTrunk.
  • Press the button on a passenger door handle to unlock all doors.

Keyless locking:

  • With the vehicle off, the key fob removed from the vehicle and all doors closed, press the button on a door handle to lock all doors, tailgate and eTrunk immediately.
  • All doors will lock automatically after a short delay if Passive Locking is turned on in the Settings menu.

Hands-Free Start

The days of turning a key or pressing a button are over. Hands-Free Start streamlines the process of starting your vehicle.

How to use Hands-Free Start:

  • To start, close the driver-side door, buckle the seat belt and press the brake pedal. The vehicle will power on automatically.
  • Buckle to Drive requires the driver and front passenger, if one is present, to buckle their seat belts before the vehicle can be shifted into Drive or Reverse.

Electronic Precision Shifter

After you’ve entered the vehicle and powered it on, you’re ready to begin your journey.

How to use the Electronic Precision Shifter:

  • Locate the shifter on the right side of the steering column.
  • Reverse – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and up to shift into Reverse.
  • Neutral – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and hold briefly to shift into Neutral.
  • Drive – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and down to shift into Drive.
  • Park – Press the P button on the end of the lever to shift into Park.

Powering off

Powering off your vehicle is easy with two options.

How to power off your vehicle hands-free:

  • Put the vehicle in Park.
  • Then simply open the door and exit. Your Silverado EV will automatically power off.
  • Important: If the driver powers the vehicle on and exits before shifting into gear, the vehicle will stay on.

How to power off your vehicle using your Driver Information Center:

  • Put the vehicle in Park.
  • Press the Vehicle Off icon on your infotainment screen.
  • When prompted, choose the Vehicle Off button and touch it.
Step 2: Get set

Step 2: Get set

Driver Information Center

The reconfigurable Driver Information Center can display a variety of messages and vehicle information, including energy efficiency, trip information, the audio source, driver assistance information and more.

How to use the Driver Information Center:

Display controls

  • Press the Display button to view and scroll through the cluster display layouts.
  • Press the Up or Down arrows to scroll through the active menu.
  • Press the Check switch to select an item or clear a message.

Vehicle information

  • Press the Vehicle Status icon on the infotainment screen to view all available vehicle information.
  • When viewing an item, tap it to get more details. Once selected, choose Add to Display to display an item, or Remove from Display to remove an item from the driver display.

Pairing your phone with Google built-in

Personalize your in-vehicle experience by pairing your smartphone to your Silverado EV with Google built-in.

How to pair your phone with Google built-in:

  • Your vehicle must be in Park to pair a phone.
  • Make sure to allow permissions on your phone during pairing for the best experience.
  • To use the infotainment screen, select the Phone icon > Manage Phones > +Add Phone.
  • Alternatively, press the Push-to-Talk button on the steering wheel. After the prompt, say “Pair my phone.”
  • From your phone’s Bluetooth® settings, select the name shown on the infotainment screen and follow the instructions.
  • You’re connected when you see the phone screen displayed.

Quick Start-Up with Google built-in

With Google built-in compatibility, Quick Start-Up loads your apps faster, allowing you to pick up right where you left off.

How to use Quick Start-Up:

  • Begin by powering on your vehicle.
  • The Chevrolet welcome screen will appear on your infotainment screen and populate with apps you last accessed on the previous trip.
  • Enjoy fast access to your favorite apps.

How to turn off Quick Start-Up:

  • When in Park, go to Settings on your infotainment screen.
  • Scroll to System, tap Quick Start-Up and toggle to Off.

Vehicle status app in the center display

Get the most out of driving your Silverado EV by knowing your vehicle’s energy use and more with the Vehicle Status app.

How to use the Vehicle Status app:

  • To open the app, tap the app icon on the vehicle center display screen.
  • Tap Tire Pressure to see the pressure for each of the four tires.
  • Tap Energy Info to see real-time information on Energy Usage and Energy Efficiency.
  • Tap Energy Usage to see details such as Distance Driven, Total Energy Used and how different factors such as climate and battery conditioning, along with your driving habits, have affected energy consumption.
  • Tap Energy Efficiency to see real-time data on vehicle efficiency for up to the last 30 miles.
Step 3: Get driving

Step 3: Get driving

Regen on Demand™ and One Pedal Driving

One Pedal Driving lets you quickly slow down — and even stop — just by lifting your foot off the accelerator.

How to activate One Pedal Driving:

  • Go to Controls > Drive & Park > One Pedal Driving to enable and customize the One Pedal Driving features.
  • You can add this feature to your smart controls on your infotainment screen by going to Settings and selecting the box.
     

Regen on Demand leverages regenerative braking to transfer energy into battery power to help optimize range.

How to activate Regen on Demand:

  • Pull and hold the paddle on the back of the left side of the steering wheel.

Super Cruise™

With an attentive driver, and under the proper conditions, available Super Cruise driver assistance technology can permit hands-free operation of the vehicle — even while trailering.

How to activate Super Cruise:

  • Press the Adaptive Cruise Control button on the steering wheel to turn on the feature. The Adaptive Cruise Control symbol will illuminate in white on the instrument cluster. If it is already set, the symbol will be green with the speed limit shown.
  • When you are on a compatible road, paying attention, and all other driving conditions are met, the Super Cruise symbol will illuminate in white on the instrument cluster.
  • Press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to engage Super Cruise.
  • When the symbol and steering-wheel light bar illuminate in green, you may remove your hands from the steering wheel.

4-Wheel Steer

This feature steers your Silverado EV with all four wheels, which reduces the vehicle turn diameter and improves maneuverability of the vehicle.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When towing a trailer, 4-Wheel Steer provides enhanced stability, allowing the trailer to follow the path of the tow vehicle more closely, especially during lane changes.
  • 4-Wheel Steer engages automatically, but is not operational when Super Cruise is active. 
  • Maximum vehicle speed may be limited if the 4-Wheel Steer system becomes inoperable.
Step 4: Get charging

Step 4: Get charging

Plugging in

The charge port is located near the rear of the truck. Just push the charge port door and it opens automatically.

  • For Level 1 and Level 2 charging, plug into the top port. Make sure the charger clicks into place.
  • For DC Fast Charging, remove the bottom dust cover to plug in.
  • A blue light indicates the charger is properly plugged in.

Charging Status Indicator

The Charging Status Indicator illuminates when the charger is plugged in and shows the current charging status of the vehicle.

How to read your Charging Status Indicator:

  • Solid blue – Successful initial plug-in connection.
  • Flashing green with one tone – Vehicle is plugged in; battery is charging.
  • Slow flashing blue with two tones – Vehicle is plugged in; battery charging is delayed.
  • Solid green – Vehicle is plugged in; charging complete.
  • Flashing red – Vehicle is plugged in; not charging. Check the charge cord connection.
  • No light – Vehicle is not plugged in OR there is an issue with the charger or outlet.
  • No light and three tones – The charge port door is open.

There are also charge status indicator lights at the front of the truck located above the daytime running lamps. If you wish to turn off this feature, you can access this under Settings within the Charging app on the infotainment screen and select Notifications.

Step 1: Get in

Step 1: Get in

Operating your EV

Every detail has been reimagined. From the ease and convenience of entering your truck to innovative driving experiences, you’ll see there is more than one way to operate your Silverado EV.

Keyless Access

Keyless Access lets you lock and unlock doors without having to take the key fob out of your pocket or bag.

Keyless unlocking:

  • With the key fob within 3 feet of the vehicle, press the button on the driver-side door handle to unlock all doors, tailgate and eTrunk.
  • Press the button on a passenger door handle to unlock all doors.

Keyless locking:

  • With the vehicle off, the key fob removed from the vehicle and all doors closed, press the button on a door handle to lock all doors, tailgate and eTrunk immediately.
  • All doors will lock automatically after a short delay if Passive Locking is turned on in the Settings menu.

Hands-Free Start

The days of turning a key or pressing a button are over. Hands-Free Start streamlines the process of starting your vehicle.

How to use Hands-Free Start:

  • To start, close the driver-side door, buckle the seat belt and press the brake pedal. The vehicle will power on automatically.
  • Buckle to Drive requires the driver and front passenger, if one is present, to buckle their seat belts before the vehicle can be shifted into Drive or Reverse.

Electronic Precision Shifter

After you’ve entered the vehicle and powered it on, you’re ready to begin your journey.

How to use the Electronic Precision Shifter:

  • Locate the shifter on the right side of the steering column.
  • Reverse – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and up to shift into Reverse.
  • Neutral – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and hold briefly to shift into Neutral.
  • Drive – Press the brake pedal and then pull the lever toward you and down to shift into Drive.
  • Park – Press the P button on the end of the lever to shift into Park.

Powering off

Powering off your vehicle is easy with two options.

How to power off your vehicle hands-free:

  • Put the vehicle in Park.
  • Then simply open the door and exit. Your Silverado EV will automatically power off.
  • Important: If the driver powers the vehicle on and exits before shifting into gear, the vehicle will stay on.

How to power off your vehicle using your Driver Information Center:

  • Put the vehicle in Park.
  • Press the Vehicle Off icon on your infotainment screen.
  • When prompted, choose the Vehicle Off button and touch it.

Step 2: Get set

Step 2: Get set

Driver Information Center

The reconfigurable Driver Information Center can display a variety of messages and vehicle information, including energy efficiency, trip information, the audio source, driver assistance information and more.

How to use the Driver Information Center:

Display controls

  • Press the Display button to view and scroll through the cluster display layouts.
  • Press the Up or Down arrows to scroll through the active menu.
  • Press the Check switch to select an item or clear a message.

Vehicle information

  • Press the Vehicle Status icon on the infotainment screen to view all available vehicle information.
  • When viewing an item, tap it to get more details. Once selected, choose Add to Display to display an item, or Remove from Display to remove an item from the driver display.

Pairing your phone with Google built-in

Personalize your in-vehicle experience by pairing your smartphone to your Silverado EV with Google built-in.

How to pair your phone with Google built-in:

  • Your vehicle must be in Park to pair a phone.
  • Make sure to allow permissions on your phone during pairing for the best experience.
  • To use the infotainment screen, select the Phone icon > Manage Phones > +Add Phone.
  • Alternatively, press the Push-to-Talk button on the steering wheel. After the prompt, say “Pair my phone.”
  • From your phone’s Bluetooth® settings, select the name shown on the infotainment screen and follow the instructions.
  • You’re connected when you see the phone screen displayed.

Quick Start-Up with Google built-in

With Google built-in compatibility, Quick Start-Up loads your apps faster, allowing you to pick up right where you left off.

How to use Quick Start-Up:

  • Begin by powering on your vehicle.
  • The Chevrolet welcome screen will appear on your infotainment screen and populate with apps you last accessed on the previous trip.
  • Enjoy fast access to your favorite apps.

How to turn off Quick Start-Up:

  • When in Park, go to Settings on your infotainment screen.
  • Scroll to System, tap Quick Start-Up and toggle to Off.

Vehicle status app in the center display

Get the most out of driving your Silverado EV by knowing your vehicle’s energy use and more with the Vehicle Status app.

How to use the Vehicle Status app:

  • To open the app, tap the app icon on the vehicle center display screen.
  • Tap Tire Pressure to see the pressure for each of the four tires.
  • Tap Energy Info to see real-time information on Energy Usage and Energy Efficiency.
  • Tap Energy Usage to see details such as Distance Driven, Total Energy Used and how different factors such as climate and battery conditioning, along with your driving habits, have affected energy consumption.
  • Tap Energy Efficiency to see real-time data on vehicle efficiency for up to the last 30 miles.

Step 3: Get driving

Step 3: Get driving

Regen on Demand™ and One Pedal Driving

One Pedal Driving lets you quickly slow down — and even stop — just by lifting your foot off the accelerator.

How to activate One Pedal Driving:

  • Go to Controls > Drive & Park > One Pedal Driving to enable and customize the One Pedal Driving features.
  • You can add this feature to your smart controls on your infotainment screen by going to Settings and selecting the box.
     

Regen on Demand leverages regenerative braking to transfer energy into battery power to help optimize range.

How to activate Regen on Demand:

  • Pull and hold the paddle on the back of the left side of the steering wheel.

Super Cruise™

With an attentive driver, and under the proper conditions, available Super Cruise driver assistance technology can permit hands-free operation of the vehicle — even while trailering.

How to activate Super Cruise:

  • Press the Adaptive Cruise Control button on the steering wheel to turn on the feature. The Adaptive Cruise Control symbol will illuminate in white on the instrument cluster. If it is already set, the symbol will be green with the speed limit shown.
  • When you are on a compatible road, paying attention, and all other driving conditions are met, the Super Cruise symbol will illuminate in white on the instrument cluster.
  • Press the Super Cruise button on the steering wheel to engage Super Cruise.
  • When the symbol and steering-wheel light bar illuminate in green, you may remove your hands from the steering wheel.

4-Wheel Steer

This feature steers your Silverado EV with all four wheels, which reduces the vehicle turn diameter and improves maneuverability of the vehicle.

Things to keep in mind:

  • When towing a trailer, 4-Wheel Steer provides enhanced stability, allowing the trailer to follow the path of the tow vehicle more closely, especially during lane changes.
  • 4-Wheel Steer engages automatically, but is not operational when Super Cruise is active. 
  • Maximum vehicle speed may be limited if the 4-Wheel Steer system becomes inoperable.

Step 4: Get charging

Step 4: Get charging

Plugging in

The charge port is located near the rear of the truck. Just push the charge port door and it opens automatically.

  • For Level 1 and Level 2 charging, plug into the top port. Make sure the charger clicks into place.
  • For DC Fast Charging, remove the bottom dust cover to plug in.
  • A blue light indicates the charger is properly plugged in.

Charging Status Indicator

The Charging Status Indicator illuminates when the charger is plugged in and shows the current charging status of the vehicle.

How to read your Charging Status Indicator:

  • Solid blue – Successful initial plug-in connection.
  • Flashing green with one tone – Vehicle is plugged in; battery is charging.
  • Slow flashing blue with two tones – Vehicle is plugged in; battery charging is delayed.
  • Solid green – Vehicle is plugged in; charging complete.
  • Flashing red – Vehicle is plugged in; not charging. Check the charge cord connection.
  • No light – Vehicle is not plugged in OR there is an issue with the charger or outlet.
  • No light and three tones – The charge port door is open.

There are also charge status indicator lights at the front of the truck located above the daytime running lamps. If you wish to turn off this feature, you can access this under Settings within the Charging app on the infotainment screen and select Notifications.

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