GMC Teases New 2023 Sierra EV

The details are vague on the Sierra EV, but there are some promising signs for what should be an interesting truck.
Written by Tom Hindle
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Feb 11, 2022
Teaser of the GMC Sierra EV
GMC
is moving into the electric age, and one of the auto giant's next projects is a brand-new, electric version of the
Sierra pickup truck
. Details are a little vague, but truck fans will likely be eagerly anticipating what projects to be an exciting ride—one that can make waves in the EV world. 

What do we know about the Sierra EV?

GMC recently posted a teaser of a brand-new electric vehicle, and it sure looks like it's going to be a Sierra. Outside of that, though, details are vague. The silhouette didn’t appear to be too different from the standard Sierra, and there weren’t any other major changes. 
It is possible to make some educated guesses about the machine, though. General Motors owns both Chevy and GMC, and for years, the two automakers have been making cars that are roughly similar to each other. So, buyers can likely expect to be investing in a ride that’s similar in size and spec to the Silverado EV.

This GMC electric truck will share a platform with the Chevy Silverado EV

According to
Car and Driver
, it's very possible that the Sierra EV will be very similar to the Silverado EV. The reason for that is simple: GM uses the same platform for both. In doing so, it saves money and also can churn trucks out on the production line relatively easily. 
By using the same platform, GM can also be sure that both the Silverado EV and the Sierra EV will both be able to use GM's brand-new batteries. These batteries are called Ultium, and in the Silverado EV's case, they should pack quite a lot of power, enough to match the 400 hp of the gas-powered version. 
One area where they may have some differences is in their release dates. The Silverado EV is currently slated for
a release in 2023
, but the Sierra EV could be coming sooner than that. GMC hasn't released any solid info on the Sierra EV's release date, however.

What are the specs of the GMC Sierra electric truck?

If the Sierra EV has the exact same platform and Ultium batteries as the Silverado EV has, then the Sierra EV should also have similar specs. This means that it should have two electric motors that generate at least 500 horsepower combined, and a massive 200-kWh battery.
That big battery should give the Sierra EV a range of about 400 miles. GMC will probably offer battery options that will allow more or less range depending on your budget. Similarly, GMC will probably also offer different motor options for customers who need more power from their trucks.
Depending on the trim, that could mean that the Sierra EV could tow between 8,000 pounds to 20,000 pounds. As for its price tag, that's currently unknown—but it could start at $55,000 and go up to $75,000 for the Denali trim.

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