H3: GMC Sierra EV Truck Revealed, But What About Electric Yukon?
The big reveal this week of GM’s third new electric 4×4, the 2024 GMC Sierra EV, got us wondering what an electric Yukon SUV would be like.
The Yukon is of course the SUV twin to the Sierra pickup, as the Ford Everest Ranger is to the ute.
To shape thought, our colleagues. Theo Throttle has produced a pair of renders that show the GMC Yukon EV from the front and back.
It sounds like an easy job, sure, to throw a roof over a Sierra tub – but you should watch Theo’s video below to see just how much work goes into his creations.
Will they build it?
The Yukon EV is expected to go into full production, with a launch expected sometime in 2026 – along with a number of new and updated GMC EVs (after an oddly silent 2025).
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|Upcoming Electric GMC Models (Source: AutoNews.com)|
|GMC Sierra Friction in 2022||GMC Sierra EV New in 2023||Redesign GMC Terrain in 2024||GMC Yukon EV New in 2026|
|Redesign GMC Canyon in 2023||GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Refreshed in 2024||GMC Canyon EV New in 2026|
|GMC Hummer EV SUV New in 2023||GMC Acadia Redesign in 2024||GMC Hummer EV SUV Freshen in 2026|
|The GMC Savanna is due in 2026.|
|2026 GMC Hummer EV SUT Fraction|
|GMC Savana EV New in 2026|
Video: Theo’s Yukon EV renderings
The story here
October 23, 2022: 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 heavy 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.