GMC is launching a second full-size electric pickup truck as a follow-up to the Hummer EV. The carmaker vice president Duncan Aldred said. The second GMC electric truck will be closer in scope to the more mainstream Sierra 1500 gas trucks. The Hummer is an expensive, powerful, off-road capable halo model. Moreover, it’s likely to share many components with the Silverado EV. Also, the styling is the major differentiator that is between the two trucks.
GM Battery Packs
Moreover, the GM’s Ultium battery packs are underneath. The powertrain configurations are possible to include one-, two-, or three-motor options. Moreover, Chevy has claimed a driving range of up to 400 miles for the electric Silverado. Therefore, we can expect similar claims for the carmaker’s truck.
The electric pickups under GM, using GM’s proprietary Ultium battery, will likely share the facility, includes the now-confirmed arrival of a GMC full-size pickup. The carmaker, however, will not provide any timeline for the new model. But, in fact, we can expect it to be showing by next year for the 2023 model year.
GMC Second Electric Pickup Truck is Less Expensive Than the Hummer
Moreover, GMC did not share any information on pricing. However, we can assume that this unnamed pickup will be much less expensive than the Hummer. It will start at $79,995 for the least expensive version set to arrive in 2024. The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is set to offer multiple variants starting under $60,000. Thus, we can assume that GM will follow that lead with the Silverado EV and the GMC pickup, in fact, in order to be competitive.
It is expected to arrive in either 2023 or 2024 though the timing for the GMC electric truck is unclear at this point though possibly around the same time as the Silverado EV. In fact, more should be learned in the near term before the full truck is revealing, including the GMC model’s nameplate.