The return of the Hummer is electric as General Motors reveal their new super truck
New Hummer EV Edition 1 electric car with 350-mile (560km) range sells out in 10 minutes
After teasing the world about the new upcoming all-electric Hummer, General Motors has revealed pictures, videos and specs of the new electric super truck. It has all the ingredients that made this military-style truck so popular back in the 1990s and 2000s, but is slightly more rounded and forgiving on the eye. Best of all, it’s electric rather than being the gas guzzler it was once famed for being.
The Hummer EV crew-cab pick-up is a big vehicle but has some impressive figures. It’s powered by a 200 kWh battery that powers three electric motors that deliver a whopping 1000 horsepower that provides 11,500 lb-ft of torque. It will drive from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in around three seconds. Not bad for such a big beast of a truck. The range of the Hummer EV is 350 miles (560km).
General Motors will offer four versions of the Hummer EV starting with the Hummer EV Edition 1 which is expected at the end of 2021. This variant will include neat features like Crab Mode that allows all four wheels to turn so the Hummer EV can drive sideways, and Extract Mode that allows the suspension height to be raised by roughly six inches (15cm). Both are designed to help users navigate through tricky and extreme off-road terrain.
The price of the Hummer EV Edition 1 is $112,595, and it has been an instant hit with all Edition 1 models selling out within 10 minutes of going on sale on October 20. The Hummer EV3X, which has a price tag of $99,995, will be available in autumn 2022. Following this will be Hummer EV2X, which will cost $89,995 and be available in spring 2023, and finally, the EV2, which will be the most affordable Hummer EV at $79,995 and will be available in the spring of 2024.
The new Hummer EV range will be the first vehicles produced at General Motors' revamped Detroit-Hamtramck factory. General Motors invested $2.2 billion into the plant, which has been dubbed Factory Zero, and is expected to create more than 2200 manufacturing jobs once fully operational.