2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali: The Electric Truck Wars Just Got More Interesting
The 2024 model year will be much more interesting in the electric truck market. Currently, we see the Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV, and early models of the Rivian R1T. By the 2024 model year, several new electric pickups will arrive, including the new GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali. This version of the Sierra 1500 EV should set the bar high as the luxury truck in the half-ton EV pickup class.
The first version will be the 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali Edition 1
GMC Media proudly tells us about this new electric truck to the market for 2024. The Denali version delivers the luxury qualities desired, and as the Edition 1 model, you expect this new pickup to have some top-shelf items that won’t be offered for the long term.
Once this first model of the electric GMC Sierra arrives, the door is open for the next models. In 2025, the AT4 and Elevation models of the Sierra EV should appear, giving truck buyers more options from the GMC brand.
Should this new electric truck offer a comfortable drive?
Yes, the new GMC Sierra EV has a battery pack in the floor, which lowers the center of gravity. This gives the truck a much better feeling out on the road, which might not resemble many of the traditional trucks we see today. The 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali should offer a 400-mile driving range on a full charge, which is incredible.
How much power does this electric GMC pickup offer?
GMC places an electric motor on each axle to give the Sierra 1500 EV an electric version of 4WD for your driving pleasure. These two electric motors produce 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque for some impressive power and performance on and off the roads.
This powertrain allows this electric truck to tow up to 9,500 pounds.
What tech should you find in the new 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali?
It’s not surprising that GMC offers the top trim level as the first model released for this new electric truck. The same strategy worked for the GMC Hummer EV. When this pickup arrives, the tech offered should include:
- A 16.8-inch diagonal freeform infotainment screen
- Super Cruise hands-free diving technology
- Customizable driving modes including Max Power
- Air Ride Adaptive Suspension (raises or lowers the truck by 2 inches)
- Regen on Demand Braking
- One-Pedal Driving
- 4-Wheel Steering with Crab Walk
Does this truck meet the requirements of the Denali trim name?
For many years, we’ve associated the Denali trim with being the top-level luxury truck in the market. Can this new electric truck carry on the reputation? The Sierra EV Denali includes:
- Grain-matched open-pore wood
- Authentic leather upholstery
- Aluminum trim
- Etched stainless steel trim
- A panoramic fixed glass roof
- Amazing stitching made to offer special designs throughout the truck
Can you carry longer items in the new 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali?
Yes, this pickup, similar to the Chevy Silverado EV, has a MultiPro Midgate. This feature is a rear wall in the cab that lowers to expand the truck bed into the cab. With this feature, owners can carry much longer items than they can in some traditional trucks.
How does GMC make use of the former engine bay?
Much like the Ford F-150 Lightning, the front area where the engine used to reside is converted into a frunk capable of carrying cargo. GMC calls this feature the eTrunk, and it’s a lockable, weatherproof compartment that adds more versatility to this truck.
When should this new electric truck be available?
Expect the new 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali Edition 1 models to be available early in 2024 with a starting MSRP of 107,000. GMC is already taking reservations for this top-level half-ton electric truck.
Next, check out the new Tacoma EV, or watch this 2024 GMC Sierra 1500 EV Denali video below: