GMC has just unveiled the new all-electric Hummer. Like the Ford Bronco, it looks like the Hummer leads with a top in the line, nicely equipped (and perhaps future collectibles) Edition 1, a kind of special premium launch version of the truck. This Hummer is a brand new, all-electric, luxurious full-size pickup with genuine truck characteristics – such as towing, terrain characteristics and capabilities and a long driving range.
A big headline – Hummer EV will have Super Cruise, which means real hands-free driving on mapped roads – of which there are currently 200,000 miles worth in the US
What’s new for 2022?
Literally, everything is new. Although the Hummer name is familiar to some, this is nothing like the H2, H3 or even the legally tough, military class H1. This is a brand new truck.
What we like
4-wheel steering with CrabWalk diagonal drive
800 volt DC fast charging capacity is expected
Super Cruise – GM’s GM true hands-free driving ability, pioneered by Cadillac
Transparent roof with removable panels – basically a convertible pickup
Multi-professional tailgate as on the GMC Sierra
1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque
0-60 in three seconds
What we do not do
Too early to say – maybe the price?
$ 80,000 – $ 112,595 including destination fee
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The estimated driving range is 350 miles. GMC says the Hummer EV will have “800-volt DC fast charging capacity.” The HUMMER EV Edition 1 is expected to have the best charging capacity in the industry at any of the new 350 kilowatt high-power public DC fast charging stations – the fastest method supported by current charging.
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Standard functions and options
Standard equipment on all, including Edition 1includes Super Cruise capability with three years of service, UltraVision with High Definition Surround Vision, Digital Key, 35-inch OD tires, Infinity Roof (with removable panels), powerful rear drop glass and a six-function MultiPro tailgate.
Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global Buick and GMC, said “The GMC Hummer EV is revolutionary and defies what the industry sees as a pickup. Edition 1’s custom offroad content will make the Hummer EV’s unmatched capacity and zero emissions a great deal. special suggestions for customers. “
Hummer EV2 will cost just over $ 80,000 and has a two-engine drive system along with all other standard features. (available 2024)
Hummer EV2X will cost just over $ 90,000 and adds adaptive air suspension, CrabWalk and extract mode. (available 2023)
Hummer EV3X Will cost just over $ 100,000 and adds the three-engine drive system, torque vectoring and Watts to Freedom – a kind of starting mode that allows maximum acceleration resulting in an estimated (by GM) 0-60 time of three seconds. (available 2022)
Where is the Hummer EV built?
GM says “Hummer EV will be the first all-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. The battery cells will be produced as part of a joint venture with LG Chem, at a new facility, in Lordstown, Ohio. ”
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The GMC Hummer EV will be built at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, which has been renamed Factory Zero. This plant, which produced 2020 Cadillac CT6 and 2020 Chevrolet Impala, will now exclusively produce electric vehicles
What is the Hummer EV’s maximum towing capacity?
What type of terrain equipment will the Hummer EV Edition 1 have?
GMC says that Edition 1 comes with the following features and hardware:
- Independent suspension system front and rear which are connected to the drive motors.
- Front e-Locker – an electronically controlled, driver-selectable locking differential that locks both front wheels.
- Rear virtual cabinet – simulates a locking differential for the dual drive rear drive. This is also capable of torque vector, which can vary the amount of torque sent to each wheel side to side.
- Powerful ball spline half shafts – this maximizes axle joint for maneuverability and reduces steering wheel feedback when driving off-road.
Standard 18-inch wheels with 35-inch–OD Good year
Wrangler Territory MT tires – provides exceptional maneuverability with the Hummer EV’s unmatched off-road capability. In addition, the vehicle is designed to accommodate 37-inch tires.
- Lower body armorconsisting of five slide plates / rock controls and two chassis shields to protect the battery pack, drives and more
- UltraVision – includes 18 cameras mounted outside and under the truck. Part of this system is a “virtual spotter” that helps drivers navigate obstacles and place wheels on and off the trail. The underbody cameras are protected to minimize or avoid damage and have a washing function.
Look for the Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup, which will be sold in the autumn of 2021.
This story originally ran on Autotrader.com.