GM takes one other full-size pickup electrical with the 400-mile vary GMC Sierra EV • TechCrunch
Basic Motors unveiled Thursday an all-electric GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck, the most recent mannequin within the automaker’s march in direction of a world annual gross sales goal of 1 million electrical automobiles by 2025.
The GMC Sierra Denali EV isn’t the primary electrical truck or SUV on GM’s new Ultium platform. It’s really the model’s third battery-electric truck, following the pickup and SUV variations of the GMC Hummer.
However contemplating the interior combustion model of the Sierra is GMC’s best-selling mannequin, it may very well be a standout for the model.
Whereas the GMC Sierra EV shares the title and a number of the seems to be of its ICE counterpart, this isn’t simply retrofit.
“It’s not like we’re actually taking for the truck and placing a battery in it,” Tom Namovich, GMC Sierra product supervisor instructed TechCrunch. “Once once more, we’re taking the Ultium know-how, the built-in cab and field development very similar to the Hummer pickup and carrying that on additional with extra purposeful know-how within the automobile.”
The total-size pickup is slated to compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning. GMC will kick off the mannequin with a high-end Denali Version 1 model, which can arrive in early 2024 beginning at $107,000. The Sierra Denali will are available two trims — AT4 and Elevation trims — for the 2025 mannequin yr. GMC mentioned it can announce different variations of the pickup nearer to manufacturing beginning round $50,000. The F-150 Lightning, which launched in April, begins at $47,000 and tops out at practically $100,000 for the “Platinum Extended Range” version.
The Sierra Denali Version 1 EV delivers an estimated 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque when it’s in Max Energy mode.
It might journey from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a comparatively speedy 4.5 seconds and may have an estimated vary of 400 miles. It is going to additionally have the ability tow as much as 9,500 kilos; it’s unclear what the vary might be when towing at capability.
The Sierra EV can even include an onboard energy station function with as much as 10.2 kW of energy that turns the truck right into a cell energy supply for a wide range of conditions. The corporate mentioned that the pickup can energy a house’s “important requirements” for 21 days when configured with a bi-directional charger and choices from GM Vitality’s new Ultium Home line.
All trims of the Sierra EV may have an 800-volt structure able to quick charging as much as 350 kilowatts. Which means about 100 miles of vary will be added to the battery in about 10 minutes when utilizing sure quick chargers.
Similar to its Hummer EV cousin, the Sierra EV may have four-wheel steering and “crab stroll” functionality, Namovich mentioned, including that the corporate has additionally additional refined the regen braking on-demand function.
Contained in the Denali Version 1 is a 16.8-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system might be powered by Google’s Android Automotive working system, which comes with all of the embedded Google companies like Assistant.
The Denali Version can even come commonplace with GM’s hands-fee superior driver help system referred to as Tremendous Cruise.