General Motors unveiled Thursday an all-electric GMC Sierra Denali pickup truck, the latest model in the automaker’s march towards a global annual sales target of 1 million electric vehicles by 2025.
But considering the internal combustion version of the Sierra is GMC’s best-selling model, it could be a standout for the brand.
While the GMC Sierra EV shares the name and some of the looks of its ICE counterpart, this is not just retrofit.
“It’s not like we’re really taking for the truck and putting a battery in it,” Tom Namovich, GMC Sierra product manager told TechCrunch. “Once again, we’re taking the Ultium technology, the integrated cab and box construction much like the Hummer pickup and carrying that on further with additional purposeful technology in the vehicle.”
The Sierra Denali Edition 1 EV delivers an estimated 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque when it’s in Max Power mode.
It can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a relatively speedy 4.5 seconds and will have an estimated range of 400 miles. It will also be able tow up to 9,500 pounds; it’s unclear what the range will be when towing at capacity.
All trims of the Sierra EV will have an 800-volt architecture capable of fast charging up to 350 kilowatts. That means about 100 miles of range can be added to the battery in about 10 minutes when using certain fast chargers.
Just like its Hummer EV cousin, the Sierra EV will have four-wheel steering and “crab walk” capability, Namovich said, adding that the company has also further refined the regen braking on-demand feature.
Inside the Denali Edition 1 is a 16.8-inch touchscreen. The infotainment system will be powered by Google’s Android Automotive operating system, which comes with all the embedded Google services like Assistant.
The Denali Edition will also come standard with GM’s hands-fee advanced driver assistance system called Super Cruise.
GM takes another full-size pickup electric with the 400-mile range GMC Sierra EV by Jaclyn Trop originally published on TechCrunch