Video: GMC is preparing an electric version of the Sierra pickup truck

Video: GMC is preparing an electric version of the Sierra pickup truck

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General Motors has announced plans to release the all-electric GMC Sierra pickup, with the new product only available in the most expensive Denali version. The company published a teaser video in which it showed some design elements of the future electric pickup, and also revealed the timing of the premiere: the model will debut within the next year. The electric Sierra Denali will be produced at General Motors Factory Zero in Detroit, Michigan.

GM Vice President Duncan Eldred said back in 2019 that the full-size GMC Sierra pickup could get an electric version. The automaker has now confirmed that it will be built on the BT1 platform, the same one that powers the electric Hummer, and equipped with an Ultium battery system that provides a range of 400 miles (644 kilometers). This is a new generation battery that allows cells to be assembled taking into account the specifics of each individual model, its capacity varies from 50 to 200 kilowatt-hours, it operates under a voltage of 400 or 800 volts and supports charging with a capacity of up to 350 kilowatts.

Judging by the video, the pickup will have daytime running lights in the form of boomerangs and a plug in place of the radiator grill with integrated lighting and a large GMC lettering in the middle. Most likely, the electric Sierra will also receive a charging indicator system, like the Hummer EV.

The fuel Sierra Denali features an adaptive suspension with infinitely variable stiffness control, a leather interior, decorative inlays made of natural wood and brushed aluminum, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch center display. The Sierra also has a more luxurious version of the Denali Ultimate. It has a Super Cruise autopilot, paldao wood trims, heated and ventilated front seats, a Bose Premium Series audio system and a CarbonPro composite body.

In early 2022, the updated GMC Sierra 1500 will enter the US market. Prices for the base pickup start at $ 32.5 thousand, the AT4X version will cost $ 75 thousand, and the top-end Denali will be asked for $ 61,295.

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