General Motors had everyone buzzing with surprise once it announced the impending arrival of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV supertruck last year. The next step in the brand’s zero emissions evolution is an electric version of the Sierra, teased a couple of weeks back where the exterior lighting sequence was shown, slotted to arrive shortly after the former SUV.
“Sierra Denali holds tremendous equity for GMC and our customers,” said GMC vice president Duncan Aldred. “We now have an opportunity to evolve Sierra’s capabilities and technologies, as afforded by transitioning to an all-electric propulsion while also elevating the luxurious design and comfort associated with Denali.”
Not much is information is available at this time, however we do know the pickup is based on the Ultium Platform made up of a modular family of five interchangeable drive units powered by one of three motors. The Ultium Battery is equally as versatile — utilizing nickel, cobalt and manganese aluminum chemistry — rated up to 200 kilowatt-hours that could potentially yield up to 724 kilometres of range on a single charge.
The official reveal of the electric Sierra Denali, which will be built at the manufacturer’s ZERO Assembly Plant in Michigan, is set for 2022.