The GMC Hummer EV shares its massive size with a full-size SUV

The GMC Hummer EV is finally making its way to East Coast dealerships, with its massive size sitting next to a GMC Yukon, one of the automaker’s largest sport utility vehicles.

After being in development for several years, the GMC Hummer EV is finally on its way to East Coast dealerships.

New photographs of the Hummer EV landed on Lobster Chat forum earlier this week. In late December, GMC announced that the Hummer EV would make its way from the Factory Zero facility in Hamtramck, Michigan to customers, finally completing the first deliveries of the notorious gas-hog moniker made sustainable.

But since its announcement, the GMC Hummer EV has been hard to spot. While the massive vehicle features some of GM’s most revolutionary and advanced systems, including its Ultium battery system, it appears that details on the first builds are relatively slim. After all, the Hummer EV was actually GM’s second-most produced electric vehicle in December 2021. The automaker has been dealing with widespread battery issues with its Chevrolet Bolt EV, which has been its keystone EV for a decade. During the month, GM produced a total of 26 electric units: one HUMMER EV and twenty-five Chevrolet Bolt EVs.

Still, the Biden-proclaimed “Leader of EVs” is definitely making slow but steady progress on its EV front. The Hummer EV is actually the second all-electric pickup truck to make it to the consumer market, behind only the Rivian R1T, which reportedly had its production speed increased by 300 percent this past week.

In a GMC showroom in North Carolina, the Hummer EV sits right behind a GMC Yukon, an SUV of notoriously large size. The Yukon comes in several sizes, and we’re not sure if this is the largest trim package. However, the Hummer EV appears to be significantly larger than the Yukon, which puts the all-electric pickup’s enormity into perspective.

Of course, the original Hummer vehicles were massive themselves. The original Hummer H1 had a 130-inch wheelbase, but the EV version even surpasses that with its 135.6-inch wheelbase. For comparison, the 2022 GMC Yukon has a wheelbase of 120.9 inches.

Interestingly, the large exterior shell of the Hummer EV does not necessarily guarantee large amounts of interior cargo space. Unfortunately, the Hummer EV’s interior room tops out at 81.8 cubic feet, making it slightly larger than the 76.2 cubic feet the Tesla Model Y offers with the seats down. However, the Tesla Model Y is not a pickup and is a crossover SUV. Of course, these measurements do not take into account the extra storage space in the bed, which is 60 inches long. The Ford F-150 Lightning will have a 67.1-inch bed, for comparison.

The GMC Hummer EV has several incredible features that GM has appreciated in the build-up to the vehicle’s launch:

  • 4 Wheel Steer with CrabWalk – allows the rear and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, allowing diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability in challenging terrain.
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with Extract Mode – allows the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches (149 mm) to help the GMC HUMMER EV handle extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or rushing water.
  • Watts to Freedom – a driver-selectable experience that unleashes the full acceleration capabilities of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-60 mph performance of approximately 3 seconds.
  • Super Cruise – a driver assistance feature that offers hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (about 322,000 km) of activated roads, and a new automatic lane change feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver while following signaling protocols .

The Hummer EV is still available to order and costs $110,295.

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The GMC Hummer EV shares its massive size with a full-size SUV

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