This is the Craziest Pickup Truck Feature – And We LOVE It: Chevrolet Silverado EV Midgate

The Rear Of The Chevrolet Silverado Ev
The rear of the Chevrolet Silverado EV Credit: Scotty Reiss

The new electric truck from Chevy is filled with innovations, among them the Chevrolet Silverado EV midgate – a removable rear wall that connects the cabin to the truck bed, creating a huge contiguous space of nearly 9 feet. And best of all, it’s really simple to manage—even solo. With just a few quick steps you can open the back of the Silverado EV into the ultimate ‘convertible’ pickup truck. And, as a bonus, if you just want to remove the rear window, you can do that, too. It stows right behind the seat back. We tried it out several times and this is how it works.

The midgate is an exclusive feature on the Chevrolet Silverado EV RS edition, which has a price tag of about $96,000, but we hope this feature is offered on more trucks. It’s certainly a cool and novel way to add flexibility to an already very useful pickup truck.

See our full story on the Chevrolet Silverado EV here.

First, Flip the Rear Seats to Move Them Out of the Way

Lift The Lower Seat Chevrolet Silverado Ev Midgate Function
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Then, Flip the Seat Backs Down to Stow In the Floor

Lower The Seat Back Chevrolet Silverado Ev Midgate Function
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Remove the Rear Window of the Chevrolet Silverado EV Midgate

Remove The Glass Chevrolet Silverado Ev Midgate Function
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Stow the Window in it’s Space In the Midgate

Stow The Glass In The Midgate Panel And Secure
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Push the Midgate Release Button

Press The Midgate Release Button Chevrolet Silverado Ev
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Lower the Midgate – Gently!

Lower The Midgate In The Chevrolet Silverado Ev
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And Enjoy the Convertible Chevrolet Silverado EV Pickup Truck Experience

The Fully Open Midgate In The Chevrolet Silverado Ev
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Nearly 9′ of contiguous space from a 6′ Truck Bed

The Fully Convertible Mid-Gate In The Chevrolet Silverado Ev
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Added Bonus: Just Remove the Window For An Open Air Ride

The Rear Window Removes For That Wind In Your Hair Feeling Chevrolet Silverado Ev
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