The 2024 GMC Sierra EV Pickup Truck is a less extreme Hummer EV

  • The 2024 GMC Sierra EV comes as a traditional alternative to the more extreme GMC Hummer EV.
  • The electric Sierra debuts as the fully loaded Denali Edition 1, with 754 horsepower and a claimed 250-mile range.
  • The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is priced at $108,695 and will go on sale in early 2024; cheaper models will join the range the following year.

Let’s be honest. The GMC Hummer EV pickup is a beast. It’s huge, it has 1,000 horsepower and the very name conjures up images of war machines and 90s Arnold Schwarzenegger. That’s where the 2024 GMC Sierra EV comes in. Sure, it’s still a big, bold, powerful full-size truck, but it’s less extreme than its Hummer sibling, and the Sierra is tailored more toward people who want a traditional truck with a nontraditional powertrain.

GMC’s first electric Sierra and Denali

The first electric Sierra makes its debut as the Denali Edition 1, which is a fully loaded model in the same vein as the Hummer EV Edition 1 that was offered at that truck’s launch. The Sierra Edition 1 represents the first electric Denali, and it carries a hefty price tag of $108,695. It’s only available as a crew cab with all-wheel drive, which comes from twin electric motors that combine for 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque. The only way to unlock the full power is the aptly named Max Power mode, which GMC claims will shoot the Sierra EV to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

For those who don’t already know or can’t connect the dots, the electric Sierra is essentially a resized, reskinned version of the Hummer EV (the same goes for the Chevy Silverado EV). All three pickups use GM’s Ultium batteries and share other components and content. GMC hasn’t said how big the Sierra’s battery is, but we’d bet it houses the same 200.0 kWh pack found under the floors of the Silverado and Hummer. Additionally, its estimated range of 400 miles is identical to Chevy’s figure. Thanks to its 800-volt electrical architecture, the Sierra can charge at speeds of up to 350 kW; GMC says this can add 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.

Future Sierra EV models will be available with different ranges and towing ratings. Currently, the Denali Edition 1 comes standard with trailering equipment, and is rated to tow up to 9,500 pounds. The truck’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system can operate while towing, and there are currently 400,000 miles of roads in the United States and Canada on which Super Cruise operates. The Edition 1 can also carry 1,300 pounds of payload in its cargo bed.

With an adjustable air suspension, the Sierra EV can raise or lower its ride height by about two inches. The Denali Edition 1 rolls on 24-inch wheels, but a GMC spokesperson said Car and driver the set of aggressive looking Nitto Terra Grapplers on the version shown in these photos will not make it to production. What will do that is the rear-wheel steering system that enables Crab Walk – a feature introduced on the Hummer EV that allows the truck to move diagonally at low speeds.

A transforming electric truck

As with the regular gas-powered Sierra, GMC has finally made an effort to visually differentiate it inside and out from its corporate counterpart. The Sierra EV looks better than the Silverado EV in our eyes. Its closed grille is distinct and the front lighting elements are futuristic without being over the top. The three small light fields act as indicators of the battery level during charging. The headlights themselves are placed low on the bumper. The hood also opens to reveal a large front trunk with a 120-volt outlet and two drains.

The Sierra EV debuts with a 5-foot-11-inch cargo bed. Not only does it have GMC’s multifunction tailgate, though, it also benefits from a folding wall at the rear of the cab (called the MultiPro Midgate) that dates back to the original Chevy Avalanche. Open the Sierra’s Midgate to unlock nine feet of space for extra-long items (that length increases to 11 feet with the tailgate down). There are also smaller parts of the Midgate that allow part of the 60/40 split folding rear seat to remain in place. The cargo bed’s other neat option is the built-in charging station that can provide 10.2 kW to up to 10 sockets. With the right equipment, GMC claims the Sierra EV can power a home for up to 21 days.

Inside, the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is finished with attractive materials. The wood and metal details are authentic, the dashboard design is simple yet sophisticated, and the giant center touchscreen looks elegant. It has a 16.8-inch screen that can be reconfigured, and there is a physical volume rocker as well as toggle buttons for various functions on the bottom edge. The driver faces an 11.0-inch digital gauge cluster and a head-up display, and above all, the passengers are a fixed panoramic sunroof designed to limit exposure to ultraviolet rays.

GMC plans to release a regular Sierra EV Denali soon after the Edition 1 becomes available in early 2024, but we don’t yet know how much it will cost. We know the company will add an off-road AT4 model as well as a more affordable Elevation trim that will start at around $52,000. However, they won’t join the lineup until the 2025 model year. Reservations to order the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 are now open.

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