Nearly 85,000 Silverado EV Work Trucks Have Been Ordered

2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV | Ft. Stockton, TX

Since announcing the production of the all-new electric Chevrolet Silverado EV, General Motors has made nearly 85,000 Silverado EV WT reservations for roughly 370 companies. To gain customers’ confidence and ease the transition to an electric fleet, a team of GM Fleet Experts has become the main source of solution-based assistance. These experts are listening to their customers’ concerns and taking note of what people want.

Consider this proactivity a foreshadowing of what the Chevy Silverado EV WT has to offer its future truck owners, in the name of trust and reliability. The Silverado EV’s advanced technologies are backed by Ultifi, a Linux-based software platform that enables fast and frequent software updates — so you don’t have to worry about tech bugs bogging down your workflow.

Speaking of innovative tech, GM’s Ultium battery platform optimizes the Silverado EV’s handling experience, even when trailering, thanks to its well-engineered weight distribution and low center of gravity. The Ultium Platform also means you’ll get up to a 400-mile driving range, when fully charged.[1] GM is further easing customers’ concerns by offering various charging options, like standard DC Fast Charging capability.

To top it all off, the Silverado EV WT has the muscle to back up its electrical prowess. EV WT models will be able to tow between 8,000 to 20,000 pounds,[2] crank out 510 horsepower, and reach up to 615 lb-ft of torque.[3]

If you want to learn more about why so many others already trust GM to build their electric fleet of work trucks, contact our friendly team at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas.

[1] GM Estimated range on a full charge based on current capability of analytical projection consistent with SAE J1634 revision 2017 – MCT. Actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, and how you use and maintain your vehicle. Available on MY24 WT. EPA estimates not yet available.

[2] 8,000 to 20,000 pounds towing capability: Available on model year 2025 WT. Based on preliminary GM testing. Actual production model may vary. May require optional trailering equipment to achieve maximum capacity. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer.

[3] 510 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque: GM Estimated for 24MY WT.

Our Favorite Summer Attractions in Fort Stockton

Summer Attractions | Fort Stockton, TX

At Amistad Motors, our team is proud to serve the community of Fort Stockton, Texas. With our local residents in mind, we’ve put together a list of our favorite summer attractions.

Texas summers bring the heat, but we know how to beat it. Head to the Comanche Springs Pool and Pavilion to cool off in the largest spring in the Comanche system, the Big Chief Spring. The site also hosts the annual Water Carnival the third weekend of July. For those with young children, try the Matthew Quiroz Splash Park.

History buffs should plan a visit to the Annie Riggs Museum. Peruse the rooms filled with original artifacts, preserved from the museum’s hotel and boarding house days, or take a walk in the desert garden.

When you’re done with the Annie Riggs Museum, head across the street to the wine tasting room in the historical Grey Mule Saloon, where you can enjoy local Texas wine alongside charcuterie boards.

For more old-timey fun, take a tour of the Old Pecos County Jail to experience an original 1883 holding cell and view a museum dedicated to local law enforcement. If you’re driving around town, be sure to stop and say hello to Paisano Pete — he deserves a little attention for being the world’s largest roadrunner statue.

Whatever you do, our friendly staff at Amistad Motors wishes you and your family a fun-filled, safe summer.

Chevy Debuts First-Ever Pursuit-Rated Silverado

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Fort Stockton, TX

After more than 20 successful years with the Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle, Chevy has introduced the first-ever 2023 Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle. With versatile capabilities and exceptional performance, the 2023 Silverado PPV meets the modern-day needs of law enforcement.

The Silverado PPV comes as a short-bed crew cab with four-wheel drive and standard 20-inch black steel wheels that achieve a 46.9-foot turning radius. The truck is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission, delivering a total of 355 horsepower. The six-piston Brembo front brake calipers with 16-inch rotors bring the truck to a halt when needed while the standard heavy-duty engine air filter increases the truck’s overall performance when on the beat.

When duty calls, the Silverado PPV can tow up to 9,300 pounds. Meanwhile, the standard skid late, locking rear differential, and Rancho shocks (with the Z71 off-road package) offer up some impressive off-road capability. With the available 2-inch lifted suspension, the Silverado PPV has an 11.35-inch ground clearance and a 25.9-degree approach angle to conquer barriers easily. The Silverado PPV is also optimized for specialty equipment upfitting, including auxiliary wiring and Surveillance Mode circuits that allow the installation of horns, sirens, and lighting controls.

For the officers who continue to uphold the peace, Chevy will continue to deliver what it knows best: powerful performance and capability. Contact our team at Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas, to learn more about the 2023 Chevrolet Police Pursuit Vehicle or to test drive the new 2022 Silverado 1500.

Chevy Teams Up with Jesse Iwuji Motorsports for NASCAR Xfinity Series

2022 Chevrolet Corvette | Fort Stockton, TX

Almost nothing beats the high adrenaline rush of watching a NASCAR race – except maybe driving in one. Chevy also shares this love of racing, which is why the brand continues to sponsor new talent.

The latest driver Chevrolet has chosen to sponsor is Jesse Iwuji, a United States Naval Academy graduate and current Navy Reserve officer. Jesse Iwuji had 5 starts in the 2020 – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series and also appeared 15 times in the 2018 – 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Jesse Iwuji Motorsports is also co-owned by Emmitt Smith, who made his name in football and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Smith and Iwuji met in 2020 following Smith’s sponsorship of Iwuji’s car at the event. The pair’s venture will get engineering and team development assistance from Chevrolet, a veteran in the NASCAR world.

Starting in 2022, Jesse Iwuji Motorsports will begin in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in a Chevrolet Camaro SS. The vehicle, the No. 34 Empowering People More Camaro SS, will be driven by Iwuji himself. Of the new team-up, Iwuji stated, “There couldn’t be a more authentic manufacturer partnership for me than one with Chevrolet.”

Though you can’t get a track-ready Camaro at Amistad Motors, you can stop in to test drive some of our racing-inspired performance vehicles like the Camaro and Corvette.

3 More Tough Accessories for Your Hard-Working Truck

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 | Fort Stockton

Accessories can optimize the look, feel, and function of your hard-working truck. If you’d like to improve the performance, trailering experience, or exterior styling of your Silverado 1500 or Colorado, consider the following accessories.

Trailering accessories

If you’re hoping to make your trailering experience more transparent, consider the Trailering Hookup Assist for your Chevrolet Silverado 1500. There is a range of Hitch Ball Mounts, too, to help you secure heavy loads safely and securely. The 2021 Colorado offers a 3,500-pound trailer hitch and a trailer wiring harness.

Performance features

The Rear Brake Upgrade System for the 2022 Silverado 1500 improves the brake performance of your truck. When putting your truck through high-performance driving situations, this accessory upgrade can protect the longevity of your truck’s brakes. The 2021 Colorado offers a black chrome exhaust tip with a bowtie logo compatible with the 3.6-liter or 5.3-liter engine.

Exterior styling upgrades

There are approximately 70 exterior accessories available for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado. There are plenty of opportunities to customize your Colorado, from accent lighting and assist steps to spoilers, fender flares, and decals. You can improve off-road capability and function with accessories such as off-road lighting, recovery hooks, splash guards, and even four tents to choose from for better outdoor adventures.

Contact Amistad Motors in Fort Stockton, Texas, to shop accessories for your Chevy Silverado 1500 or Chevy Colorado.