GMC Expands Its EV Line Up By Adding The GMC Sierra Denali
The Sierra Denali EV is an upcoming GMC pickup truck that includes GMC’s new electric vehicle features, making it another highly anticipated addition to the GMC EV lineup. It now belongs to a group of vehicles that include the Hummer EV and the BrightDrop EV600 van, which delivery organizations can use to replace their old diesel-fueled vehicles. While the Sierra Denali isn’t on the market yet, GMC has spoken about some of its features and design elements. Below are some of those new features and design elements, along with some benefits of going electric.
New Features of the Sierra Denali Electric Vehicle
The features of the upcoming GMC Sierra Denali EV include some of the classic hallmarks of the popular GMC pickup truck. The newest additions are something you can get excited about, as these features place the vehicle on General Motor’s (GM) Ultium electric vehicle platform. According to GM, the electric motors of the vehicles on the Ultium platform give them around 450 miles of range on a single charge. GMC already placed its Hummer EV on the platform, emphasizing how groundbreaking this lineup is.
A benefit of GM’s Ultium platform is that the company has been working on a project to add nearly 60,000 EV charge points to the United States and Canada. This is beneficial for Ultium vehicles owners because it means you are more likely to find a charging point away from home. Other benefits of the Ultium platform include the flexibility to choose from different vehicle types such as eligible cars, SUVs, and trucks.
New Design of the Sierra Denali Electric Vehicle
According to the GMC Pressroom, the new Sierra Denali EV will come with a sleek electric design. They’ve removed the front grille from the vehicle, a necessary component for fuel-based vehicles, but left the silhouette for the grille. In that silhouette, they’ve added a larger GMC logo. They’ve radically changed the headlights of the Sierra to two inverted “L” shaped lights, giving the vehicle a brand new appearance. Instead of the classic single turn indicator, they’ve also added a triple-light sequential turn indicator, forever changing how the front of this classic pickup looks.
Benefits of Owning an Electric Vehicle
There are many benefits to owning an electric vehicle. Some reasons to consider the Sierra Denali EV and others on the Ultium platform include:
Cheaper to Operate
Electric vehicles are often much cheaper to operate than traditionally fueled vehicles. While the cost of gas fluctuates daily, charging a full-electric vehicle may take less money. This lets you plan to operate an electric vehicle with more consistency because you know almost exactly how much money it takes to charge it every time. While they may have a higher initial cost, you ultimately may save more money by getting an electric vehicle for your household due to long-term fuel savings.
Better for the Environment
Electric vehicles have no direct carbon emissions, making them a much greener alternative to their gas-powered counterparts. As more EVs become available, specific regions are moving away from having fuel-powered vehicles. This means cities are making strides towards reducing their collective emissions, which helps the environment even more.
Electric vehicles truly are the transportation of the future. In the United States, there are plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered vehicles between 2030 and 2040. Investing in an electric car now helps you contribute to the betterment of the environment even before these proposed changes take place.
Even before manufacturers focused on truly developing the in-wheel motors for electric cars, many of these cars were the height of luxury for many developers. This means many electric vehicles come with high-tech entertainment, navigation, and driving systems you can enjoy. Some vehicles are even moving away from having human drivers and are including more autonomous features such as lane-keeping and departure warnings, automatic front pedestrian braking, and the ability to adapt their cruise control by sensing the flow of traffic. As manufacturers focus on developing these vehicles, these features may become more sophisticated.
Reduced Noise Pollution
Electric motors are quiet. While a gas combustion engine makes a lot of noise as it operates, electric motors are nearly silent. For the drivers of electric vehicles, this means that the inside of the GMC Sierra Denali EV is much quieter than its gas-powered twin. EVs create a lot less noise for those outside the vehicle as well. You can easily drive your EV without worrying about waking up every neighbor with a loud engine as you leave during the day or night.
The United States Department of Transportation is creating incentives to support the use of electric vehicles. These incentives can help you purchase and maintain an electric vehicle. This helps you get an EV while also helping the region become greener and reduce its own pollution.
As the demand for electric cars grows, manufacturers are innovating ways to make their EVs better. From designing new ways to mount electric motors to generating more power in the wheels of a vehicle, manufacturers want to maintain their legacies of creating excellent vehicles for your needs.
An example cutting-edge innovation is the development of off-road EV vehicles that can handle difficult terrain in new ways using unique technology. Being able to differentiate between wheels of the vehicle and deliver variable power could help dislodge tires from mud and snow, so developing ways for electric motors to do this may be part of the future of electric vehicles.
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