This electric truck has some cool tricks.
General Motors is on an electric hot streak after recently revealing the $300,000 Cadillac Celestiq. Following a series of teasers, the American auto giant finally revealed its next electric pickup truck, the 2024 GMC Sierra EV. Based on the same Ultium platform that underpins the Chevrolet Silverado EV and the GMC Hummer EV, the Sierra EV boasts many of the same features with some unique distinctions.
GMC will start by offering the Sierra EV in the luxurious Denali Edition 1 trim for the 2024 model, later adding the affordable Elevation and rugged AT4 trims for 2025. There's plenty to get excited about on this new truck, so we've outlined the five coolest features.
The Sierra EV Denali boasts two electric motors, which can deliver up to 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque in Max Power Mode. It's a bit less savage than the Hummer's Watts To Freedom (WTF) Mode, but Max Power Mode can still rocket this truck up to 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds. Those electric motors are capable of pulling 9,500 pounds behind the Sierra EV, but doing so will likely eat into the range.
Speaking of range, GMC says the Denali can travel up to 400 miles on a charge, meaning the battery must be massive (GM hasn't quoted an exact size). Like the Hummer, the Sierra charges at up to 350 kW thanks to its 800-volt charging architecture, meaning it can add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Highway journeys will also be made easier thanks to Super Cruise hands-free driving with trailering.
It's not just capable out on the road - the Sierra EV also comes in handy when the power goes out. Skeptics always ask what happens to an EV driver during a power outage, and GMC is ready to assuage their concerns. The Onboard Power Station Pro in the bed outputs up to 10.2 kW of power through up to 10 outlets. This system could be used for a variety of functions ranging from small appliance to an entire house. In fact, using GM Energy's Ultium Home line bi-directional charger, the Sierra EV could power essential house functions for up to 21 days.
Pickup trucks are already practical vehicles, but the Sierra EV takes it to a new level. The five-foot, 11-inch cargo bed offers plenty of space, which can be extended using GMC's MultiPro tailgate. If that's still not enough room, the Sierra EV borrows the Silverado EV's new MultiPro Midgate, which opens the bed into the cabin and provides an additional nine feet of storage. With the mid-gate open and the tailgate down, the Sierra EV can accommodate items that are nearly 11-feet long.
But wait, there's more! Since there is no engine under the hood, the Sierra EV gets a massive eTrunk that's weatherproof with multiple drains. Inside, there's even a 120-volt power outlet to charge devices.
No GMC is allowed to wear the Denali badge unless it offers a luxurious cabin. The Sierra EV Denali doesn't fail here with an upmarket interior that feels worthy of a premium truck. Those seats look like leather, but are actually made from an animal-free material that feels like the real stuff. A new quilting pattern gives the Sierra EV a distinct appearance inside. Open-pore wood decor mixes well with aluminum accents, adding to the luxurious feel.
A glass roof lets in a ton of light into the cabin, though there's no power shade to close it. Don't worry though, because GMC added a UV coating to the glass. A giant 16.8-inch touchscreen features GM's latest Android-powered infotainment, meaning Google Maps is available to show exactly how much range you'll have left at your destination. The screen can project 14 available camera views to make parking easier.
The Denali may not be the ideal off-road truck thanks to its 24-inch wheels, but the Sierra EV will offer a rugged AT4 trim next year. Regardless of the trim, this new electric truck borrows some of the cool off-road technology from the Hummer. Four-wheel steering provides greater maneuverability as well as the ability to CrabWalk (move diagonally with all four wheels pointed in the same direction). Air Ride Adaptive Suspension creates a more comfortable ride, while also allowing owners to raise or lower the truck by two inches, creating more ground clearance for off-road situations. There is also an Off-Road drive mode, one of several that drivers can choose from to tailor the steering, suspension, propulsion, and more.