The big GMC Sierra truck has made the leap to electrification, debuting this week as the 2024 GMC Sierra EV.
- 562kW and 1063Nm in ‘Maximum Power’ mode
- 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds
- 800V 350kW charging, 650km range
The new electric Sierra joins the existing Hummer pickup and SUV models in the General Motors range, all of which are built on the same Ultium platform.
General Motors hasn’t specified the size of its battery pack, although it does confirm an 800V electric architecture that allows for fast charging at 350kW units – although it didn’t confirm its actual peak charging speed either. has gone (An 800V model like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 will reach around 230kW.)
The hero of the range is the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, which claims a “GM-estimated” 640km driving range, with output rated at 562kW and 1063Nm in ‘Max Power’ mode.
GM says the Sierra EV’s battery can achieve a range of 160 km in 10 minutes of DC fast charging.
Performance is of course a key factor for many buyers, and GM claims a 0-100km/h time of around 4.7 seconds for its big new electric truck.
Towing capacity is listed at 4310kg – although it is known that towing and heavier payloads can dramatically reduce the electric ute’s range.
“It’s the Denali of EVs — and a truck that’s every GMC,” the company says. “That means it leaves nothing on the table when it comes to carrying, towing and overall strength while opening up even more possibilities around what a GMC pickup can offer. “
Like the Ford F-150 Lightning, the Sierra EV has a huge ‘eTrunk’ boot space where a truck’s engine would normally reside.
The Sierra EV also takes a leaf out of Hummer’s book with ‘crabwalk’ – a diagonal drive feature that, at low speeds, turns the rear wheels together and at an angle to the front wheels, allowing the truck to tilt. There is movement.
Other somewhat standard EV features include brake regeneration and one-pedal driving. Bi-directional charging is also featured, allowing the Sierra EV to serve as a power source for tools or even the home as needed.
Air Ride Adaptive Suspension will also be available, but not standard on any but the Denali.
The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 will be the first variant to hit the market in early 2024, with the EV AT4 and EV Elevation grades debuting in the “2025 model year” – likely mid- or late 2024.