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Big Red Will Offer At Least Two Electric Pickup Trucks In The Showroom In A Few Years

GMC Sierra HD Denali Design EV 2023
Image courtesy of GMC.

First reported in 2019, GMC has finally opened up about its plans about an electric pickup truck, and we’re not talking about the Hummer EV. That’s because Duncan Aldred, who serves as global vice president of Buick and GMC, notes that another electric pickup truck would debut in “due course.” While the GMC Sierra EV name was not explicitly disclosed, the expectation among analysts, dealers, and media is that it will be so.

2020 GMC Sierra HD Original Design Sketch

GMC Sierra EV Details

Automotive News was first to report this story.

The confirmation of an electric GMC Sierra EV pickup truck comes after Chevrolet confirmed a Silverado EV, which came after the debut of the Hummer EV, which is loosely branded as a GMC, and will be sold exclusively in GMC showrooms.

All of these vehicles will be powered by GM’s new Ultium battery technology, and will be exclusively built at the $2 billion GM Factory Zero plant in Detroit, formally known as Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV will also be built there, and it’s expected that future electric variations of the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade will be built there, as well. All of these vehicles will ride on the GM BT1 platform.

General Motors Chevrolet SIlverado EV Electric Vehicle Pickup Truck
Image Via GM.

The GMC Sierra EV will likely launch alongside the Chevrolet Silverado EV, which is set to launch in 2023 as a 2024 model year vehicle. And, if the stats are identical to that of the Silverado EV, the GMC Sierra EV could have a maximum estimated range of 400 miles.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra previously described the Silverado EV as “stunning.” And GMC dealers previously confirmed the existence of a future electric pickup truck.

When the GMC Sierra EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV eventually do come to market, they will have a heaping dose of competition. Electric trucks such as the Ford F-150 Lighting, Tesla Cybertruck and Rivian R1T will already have been on the market. Upstart offerings, such as the Bollinger B2, are also expected to be on the market by then.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.


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