General Motors is deep into its move toward electrification. The GMC Hummer EV will be here soon, and Cadillac will have its own EVs on the roads next year. We know that Chevrolet is hard at work on an electric Silverado, and today, GMC teased its plans for an all-electric Sierra pickup truck.
GMC will launch the electric Sierra only in the top Denali trim, which will make the truck the third EV in the automaker’s catalog, after the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and SUV. GMC says that, like the Hummer EV, the new truck will ride on General Motors’ Ultium Platform. The truck will be built starting next year at the Factory Zero Assembly Plant in Detroit-Hamtramck.
At this point, no details on the truck’s capabilities or configuration are available, but GMC was nice enough to include a teaser video with its announcement. The film shows dramatic LED lighting features and smaller indicator lights that could be related to the truck’s charge level, similar to the lights on the Hummer EV.
As it does in the world of fossil fuel vehicles, the electric Sierra will likely fall close to the Chevrolet Silverado EV on size and features, but in GMC fashion it will be more upscale and more expensive. Details on the Silverado EV are also scarce, but Chevy at least showed glimpses of the truck’s interior in its teaser.