Woah … this is serious competition for Telsa. GMC’s Hummer EV boasts 1,000 HP, and 11,500 ft/lb of torque! … plus it looks a lot cooler (in my opinion) than Telsa’s Cyber Truck.
Taken from Engadget … GMC executives took to a virtual stage and unveiled the first new Hummer model in more than a decade and the first ever to sport an electric power plant. Plus, it’s… now a truck?
Behold the 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1, what GMC is billing as “the world’s first all-electric supertruck.” The four-door crew cab boasts AWD, 1,000 HP, and 11,500 ft/lb of torque generated by three motors run from the vehicle’s Ultium battery pack. That’s enough oomph to reportedly propel it from standing to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds, the same timing as the Rivian R1, and an announced range of 350 miles.
Ultium batteries, which GMC unveiled back in March, are unique in that the internal cells can be stacked either vertically or horizontally within the larger battery pack which gives automotive engineers more flexibility in their design layouts. Ultium batteries come in sizes as large as 200 kWh — double what you’d find in a Model S and 80 kWh bigger than what the massive Bollinger B1 uses — however, GMC has not confirmed what the Hummer EV is sporting.
With a battery as large as what the Hummer may have tucked into its chassis, a puny Level 1 charging scheme is not going to cut it. As such the Hummer EV is reportedly designed to use Level 2 home charge boxes and DC fast charging stations. Using the higher throughput recharge options and the fact that the Hummer EV utilizes an 800V power architecture, GMC estimates that the Hummer EV will fill 100 miles worth of power in just ten minutes using DC at 350kWh.
The 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 is slated for release in fall 2021. It will have a starting MSRP of $112,595. The model year Hummer EV3X is expected to retail for $99,995 when it rolls out in fall 2022, the EV2X should start at $89,995 in spring 2023 and the EV2 model (which will not include a third motor) will start at $79,995 when it goes on sale in spring 2024. Reservations are open now on the GMC website, assuming you’re willing to put down $100.