GMC’s Hummer EV was just the start of the brand’s electric pickup-truck journey, as we now know that there will be a second model set to follow the Hummer in the near future. Likely to be similar to the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV, the unnamed GMC pickup could adopt the existing Sierra nameplate or may introduce a new moniker altogether. For now, we’re assuming it will simply be called Sierra EV. It will be a full-size pickup set to compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning and will likely be cheaper and more work-focused than the expensive, off-road-capable Hummer.
What’s New for 2023?
The GMC EV truck will be completely new and will use General Motors’s latest electric-vehicle components. It’s likely to be differentiated from the Chevy Silverado in terms of styling inside and out.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
We’re not sure which trim levels GMC will offer, but we reckon that the lower models will offer better value, as this is intended to be more of a workaday truck than the GMC Hummer EV, which reaches into the six-figure price range when fully loaded. That being said, a luxury-oriented Denali model is all but a certainty.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
GM’s Ultium battery packs will supply power to the pickup’s electric motors in various configurations. A rear-wheel-drive one-motor setup is likely to be standard, with all-wheel drive optional in the form of a two-motor setup with one motor in front and one motor in the rear. The GMC truck may offer an even more powerful three-motor setup like the Hummer on higher trim levels.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
There’s no word yet on the Ultium battery’s different capacity levels, but we think GMC will offer various sizes of battery. The smaller batteries will provide less driving range but should still offer more than 200 miles on a charge. The top battery pack, which could be as large as 200.0 kWh, may approach a 400-mile range estimate, but we’ll have to wait for EPA ratings to know for sure. Fast-charging capability will likely be available.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Towing and Payload Capacity
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage