GM’s Investor Day presentation o November 17th revealed some interesting information about the demand for the company’s upcoming fully electric portfolio of crossovers and pickup trucks. According to GM Chair and CEO Mary Barra, the GMC Sierra EV now has roughly 20,000 customers on the waitlist.
“GMC already has a waitlist of close to 20,000 customers, and that’s growing every day,” said Barra.
This comes as no surprise, as interest and excitement surrounding the Sierra EV has been quite strong, as per GM. In fact, reservations for the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 were completely filled in 15 minutes following the all-electric pickup truck’s debut on October 20th.
The 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is set to launch early in the 2024 calendar year, and only customers who managed to snag a reservation will receive one. The GMC Sierra EV Denali will be next in line, launching in the spring of the 2024 calendar year, followed by the GMC Sierra EV AT4 late in the 2024 calendar year and the GMC Sierra EV Elevation early in 2025.
The 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is the range-topper of the lineup. Pricing will start around $107,000 for the Edition 1, while the lower trim levels will start around $50,000.
Under the skin, the 2024 GMC Sierra EV rides on the GM BT1 platform, which it shares with the Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV, while GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors provide motivation.
The Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 model produces a maximum of 754 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque in Max Power mode, which is enough to rocket the all-electric pickup from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. Maximum range per charge is estimated at 400 miles.
Production of the 2024 GMC Sierra EV will initially take place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, while future GMC Sierra EV models will also be produced at the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan.