A green 2024 GMC Hummer EV is shown driving off-road on a muddy path.

Meet GMC’s Next Generation Of Power

There has been a shift in the auto world lately from gas to electric. You can see this trend reflected at your local GMC dealer, where iconic models like the Hummer are being electrified into new clean green powerhouses.

Now, if you haven’t been following the latest EV news, you might feel a little concerned about such a huge change and where this might leave you. It seems that soon everything will be electric and you’ll have no choice but to make the switch if you want a brand new model. This anxiety is natural whenever society starts to make a big change. Remember when cities started banning plastic bags? People worried about what would happen if they forgot their reusable shoppers. But now it just feels natural to bring along a tote or pick up a paper bag. Not a big deal.

GMC is a brand ready to demonstrate exactly what electricity is capable of. Electricity keeps our homes running, our factories in order, and society moving, so why shouldn’t we trust it to power our biggest vehicles? There are more incentives than ever for drivers to make the move from gas over to electric—tax credits, dealer specials, and cleaner air for everyone, all without losing the style and performance you want from your vehicle.

Remember when electric cars were more like a box than a vehicle? Those days have long passed, and car companies like GM are creating some sleek, modern machines that will make you want to make the change. Not only are they powerful, but they are equipped with user-friendly tech that makes connecting with your vehicle headache-free and, believe it or not, fun, even if you’re usually not into techy stuff.

Switching to an EV is obviously a much bigger deal than plastic bags, so we’re sure you’ve got questions. Can an electric vehicle possibly give you the same power as a gas engine? What about charging? How far can you go? Is it convenient? So many questions! Let’s learn a little about GMC’s impressive EV family and go over battery ranges and charging to give drivers a feel for the amount of power and convenience an electric SUV or truck can bring.

…Wait, did we say truck? SUV? Not just a car or a little crossover? Now we’ve got your attention. If you’re unfamiliar with GMC’s latest EV Hummer or its soon-to-arrive Sierra EV Denali Edition, you’ll probably want to run, not walk, to your nearest GMC dealer as soon as you’ve finished reading this.

A close-up of the wheels on a 2024 GMC Hummer EV is shown parked near a crab.

The Hum Of A New Generation

The premier of the GMC Hummer SUV EV revolutionized the electric car market back in 2020. Not long after, in 2021, The Hummer SUT (sport utility truck) was called the world’s “first super truck” by GM. The Hummer EVs were designed to offer the luxurious ride of an upscale high-performance car combined with the monstrous power of an off-roader.

The Hummer EVs have reinvented what an electric vehicle can do. Ever since its debut, GMC has added to the Hummer with technology like industry-leading CrabWalk mode and, most recently, tactical technology and trail mapping for the 2024 model.

While the original Hummer EV SUT first offered a battery range of 350 miles, the current 2024 one boasts a range of 381 miles per charge. Drivers can now pick up a Hummer EV and expect the power of 3 motors, which kick out 830 hp plus 11,500lb-ft of torque. Electric vehicles have come a long way from the Prius, and in the last year or so, the technology seems to be rapidly expanding to create more powerful and capable vehicles than ever.

The push behind the Hummer EV is an Ultium Battery that delivers Level 1 and Level 2 charging for home use plus 800v DC Fast Charging for public charging stations.

What is going on with charging? If it sounds inconvenient to you, trust us, it’s not. Like the electrical car itself, charging your EV is getting faster and easier each year thanks to advancing technology and the rapid expansion of public charging stations nationwide.

Power Up Here, There, and Everywhere

The GMC Hummer EV is the example we’re using when talking about the ease of charging. GMC’s electric SUV comes with the potential to charge at three different levels. If you look at EVs in general, you’ll see the majority of them have at least two charging levels—Level 1 and Level 2—with some models having the potential for Level 3. When shopping for an EV, if you want the fast charging potential of DC Level 3 charging, make sure your model is equipped to handle it.

That being said, GMC makes it easy for drivers to charge up when they’re at home using Levels 1 & 2. Level 1 works with a regular 120v outlet. It is the slowest charging method, but if you’re in a bind and need to top off your battery, it’s available almost anywhere.

For at-home charging, Level 2 is considered the best method. Using a professionally installed 240v charging unit, drivers can add up to 16 miles to their battery per hour of charging time. It is simple to plug in your Hummer and then kick back and relax for the night; your Hummer will be for work in the morning.

With over 138,000 charging stations and more all the time, drivers across the US and Canada will have no problem finding a place to boost their battery along their travel route.
Level 3 is the fastest charging method and is currently only available at public charging stations. When you use Level 3, you can get upward of 100 miles added to your battery range in as little as 12 minutes. That is charging made fast!

A gray 2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 is shown towing a trailer on a highway.

The Sierra Denali Edition 1 is Coming

The GMC Hummer EV trims are impressive, to say the least. The Hummer is an iconic vehicle, so it’s exciting to see it get a modern green update. And we have to say the same about the award-winning GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup as well. GMC has slated the newest all-electric Sierra EV Denali for release in Spring 2024. If you want the traditional good looks of a pickup combined with the latest cutting-edge clean technology, you’ll want to keep your eye out for this.
The Sierra EV Denali gets an estimated 400 miles per charge; that is a lot of driving and a lot less stopping. With DC Fast Charging, it’s said to give you 100 miles in approximately 10 minutes. In comparison with the Hummer, you can already see the technology edging forward and getting a little better and a little better, shaving minutes off of charging times or adding miles to battery ranges in each new iteration.

Thanks to the Ultium Platform technology, the EV Denali will not only get an impressive battery range but plenty of power and performance—think 754 hp with 785 lb-ft of torque. And remember when trucks were thought to be slow to accelerate? The Sierra EV Denali leaves that rumor in the dust with an acceleration of 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Sports car or truck? You decide.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With Improved Capabilities From GMC

GMC has managed to pack a lot of power into some good-looking vehicles that won’t disappoint. It’s tough to believe you get so much with zero carbon emission, something we never would have thought possible a few decades ago when electric cars were crawling along with sluggish acceleration and the slumped silhouette of a hatchback.

Drivers who are thinking about whether or not the upcoming year is finally the time to consider upgrading to an EV will be convinced once they experience GMC’s electrified family. Charging up your battery or using an EV’s cabin technology to maximize performance, get connected, or enjoy advanced comfort features is straightforward, so even if you don’t think you are tech-savvy, you’re still sure to have a good time behind the wheel.

Whether you’re looking for a truck or an SUV, get everything you could want on four wheels when you decide to go green with GMC.