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GMC says its electric Sierra pickup will top Tesla's Cybertruck range by 100 miles

Camilo Fonseca   

GMC says its electric Sierra pickup will top Tesla's Cybertruck range by 100 miles
  • GMC increased the range for its upcoming Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 to 440 miles.
  • That's one of the best numbers among electric pickups, including the Tesla Cybertruck.

The latest electric pickup on the market may go a lot farther than Tesla's Cybertruck — literally.

GMC announced the final specs for its new Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, including a range of about 440 miles — a 10% increase from the initial 400-mile estimate.

That's also 100 miles more than the Cybertruck, its most high-profile competitor, which has an advertised range of 340 miles for its beefiest version.

It would also beat out many other electric pickups on the market, including the Rivian R1T, the Ford Lightning, and GMC's own Hummer EV, which all cap out at under 330 miles. The only true competition would be the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, which has a maximum range of 450 miles.

The Cybertruck's range has been the subject of controversy, as some buyers were dismayed that it wouldn't have the 500-mile range that Elon Musk originally promised. What's more, a few customers claimed that its actual battery life is significantly shorter than the 340 miles officially advertised.

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment before publication.

The Denali Edition 1, the premium grade of the Sierra EV, will also feature increases in max payload and towing power from GMC's initial estimates.

Even with the impressive new range, it's not clear how strong demand will be for the new Denali, given a slowdown in demand for costly EVs (and especially for electric pickups). Automakers have responded by slowing EV production (including GM, which said last year it would delay some of its electric pickups).

Denali Edition 1 deliveries are expected to begin this summer, starting at $99,495, GMC said, followed by other trim levels like the Sierra EV Elevation and the Sierra EV AT4.




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