The Hummer is again—nicely, sort of, anyway. GMC took the wraps off its Hummer EV, an electrical pickup that principally resembles the gas-guzzling Hummer of outdated. The corporate plans to promote the $130,000 electrical “supertruck” beginning in 2021, however if you would like one and didn’t reserve already, you’ll have to wait.
When GMC mentioned it could deliver the Hummer again as an electrical pickup, the plain speedy thought was, “is it even a Hummer then?” The basic Hummer is understood for its miles-per-tank outrageous expense and an unrelenting boxy look in large SUV type. An electrical pickup appeared the other of all that.
However based mostly on GMC’s announcement, it’s clear to see the Hummer’s DNA lives on within the new electrical “tremendous truck.” GMC guarantees it has a variety of 350 miles and a cost price of 350 kW via its 800-volt system. That ought to get you 100 miles of cost in about 10 minutes.
It’s a pickup, after all, so what we actually wish to know is towing capability. And sadly, we’ll have to attend to search out out. Whereas GMC did say the Hummer EV has 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a three-motor e4WD propulsion system, all of that includes fuzzy math that doesn’t actually reply towing capability questions.
Likewise, whereas the corporate guarantees a 350-mile vary, that’s presumably below one of the best of circumstances. You’ll doubtless see a dramatic improve if you happen to use the Hummer EV pickup like a pickup. The extra heavyweight you haul, the extra you’ll must cost.
However, together with a brand new electrical character, you’ll get plenty of modern-day comforts with the brand new Hummer. The inside options a big horizontal-orientated infotainment show, paying homage to Tesla techniques. It additionally has an “Ultravision” digicam system that makes use of entrance and rear underbody cameras with stay “digital spotter” views so you may see obstacles extra simply.
All 4 tires can go to a diagonal orientation for a “crab stroll” like motion, which ought to make parallel parking a lot simpler within the behemoth. And the tailgate consists of an built-in step system so you may entry the mattress with no ladder. The Hummer additionally has an air suspension mode to easy out the trip. And since there’s no engine within the entrance, you even get a “frunk” (entrance trunk) for additional storage.
As for pricing, how a lot you pay depends upon how impatient you’re and the way a lot money you need to burn. GMC plans to launch the Hummer EV in a number of variants over the approaching years, and if you happen to wait lengthy sufficient you may spend much less. Version 1, due out in $112,595. In 2022, GMC says it’ll launch the EV3X for $99,994, adopted by the EV2X for $89,994 in 2023, and the EV1X for $79,994 in 2024.
However spending much less additionally will get you much less. The EV1X doesn’t include crab stroll, air suspension, or the Ultravision digicam system, as an illustration. It doesn’t matter what model you need, you’ll have to attend.
GMC began taking reservations for the most costly Version 1 shortly after it unveiled the Hummer EV, and sufficient individuals signed as much as fill all of the spots.
You possibly can nonetheless add yourself to a waitlist, however it’s not clear how lengthy that’ll be. For those who really need one and you’ve got the money, you might as nicely strive.