WOW. Did you watch the GMC Hummer EV online reveal? I did and it was EXCELLENT. Playing like a big budget movie with the Trent Reznor and Karen O cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song ripping in the background, this truck made a serious electric truck splash. Tesla Cybertruck who?
As the first all-electric truck to hit the streets, Chevy did the right thing and went completely ballistic. Let’s begin with the name. Regardless of your stance on the Hummer brand of vehicles, you have to hand it to GM for the bold move of attaching that nameplate to an electric truck. Hummer’s were first military utility trucks that then became serious gas hogs on American streets with a variety of XL sized SUVs. It’s a very well-known brand and I think creating an electric truck with the Hummer name is going to generate a ton of buzz.
EV’s have up until recently been positioned as the careful, responsible choice for your neighborhood philosophy professor or other calm and collected stereotype. While the Hummer EV is in fact 100% electric, it puts out ONE THOUSAND HORSEPOWER and ELEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED LB-FT OF TWIST. The Watts to Freedom mode hurtles this Hummer to 60 mph in 3 seconds flat. It can drive diagonally using the CrabWalk feature not to mention it’s 4-wheel steering. How about the Extract mode that lifts the entire truck 6 inches in the air to un-stick it? Careful and responsible? How about wild and wooly!
Off road capabilities aside, the Hummer EV also has legit electric vehicle creds. It’ll go more than 350 miles on a full charge using GM’s new Ultium batter system. Speaking of that, the 800-volt DC fast charging capability will be able to suck up 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.
On the feature front, you’ll be able to remove the transparent roof panels to stow in the frunk plus power the rear glass and tonneau cover down for what GMC is calling Infinity Roof. Super Cruise has been updated to offer hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads and change lanes for you. There’s also the 13.4 inch infotainment screen and 12.3 inch driver information display. Did I mention CrabWalk?
This beast is ready for reservations now with a range of models and pricing. The Edition 1 will be the first model available in Fall 2021 starting at $112,595 with the 1000 horse triple motor setup described in the premiere video. The Hummer EV3X will start just under $100,000 with slightly less power and range – 800 hp/9,500 lb-ft and 300+ miles of range – and be available in the Fall of 2022.
The EV2X will start at $89,995 with the same range as the 3X but lower power figures at 625 horses and 7,400 pound feet of torque. This model will be ready Spring 2023. Finally, there will be the EV2 coming in Spring 2024 with a base price just shy of $80,000. The EV2 will have a range of 250+ miles and the same power output as the EV2X. Check out Best Trucks for 2020 & 2021