By Brian Moody
GMC just unveiled the new all-electric Hummer. Similar to the Ford Bronco, it looks like Hummer is leading with a top of the line, nicely equipped (and perhaps future collectible) Edition 1, a sort of special premium launch version of the truck. This Hummer is an all-new, all-electric, full-size luxury pickup with real-truck abilities – like towing, off-road features and abilities, and a long driving range.
One big headline – the Hummer EV will have Super Cruise, which means true hands-free driving on mapped roads – of which there are currently 200,000 miles worth in the U.S.
Literally, everything is new. Although the Hummer name is familiar to some, this is nothing like the H2, H3 or even the legitimately tough, military grade H1. This is an all-new truck.
$80,000 – $112,595 including destination fee
The estimated driving range is 350 miles. GMC says the Hummer EV will have “800-volt DC fast-charging capability.” HUMMER EV Edition 1 is expected to have industry-best charging capability at any of the new 350-kilowatt high output public DC fast-charging stations — the fastest method supported by current charging.
Standard equipment on all, including Edition 1 , includes Super Cruise capability with three years of service, UltraVision with High Definition Surround Vision, Digital Key, 35-inch-OD tires, Infinity Roof (with removable panels), power rear drop glass, and a six-function MultiPro Tailgate.
Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global Buick and GMC, said “The GMC Hummer EV is revolutionary, defying what the industry thinks of as a pickup truck. The Edition 1’s tailored off-road content will make Hummer EV’s unprecedented capability and zero-emissions a very special proposition for customers.”
Hummer EV2 will be just over $80,000 and features a two-motor drive system along with all other standard features. (available 2024)
Hummer EV2X will be just over $90,000 and adds adaptive air suspension, CrabWalk, and Extract mode. (available 2023)
Hummer EV3X Will be just over $100,000 and adds the three-motor drive system, torque vectoring, and Watts to Freedom – a sort of launch mode that allows maximum acceleration resulting in an estimated (by GM) 0-60 time of three seconds. (available 2022)
GM says “The Hummer EV will be the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. The battery cells will be produced as part of a joint venture with LG Chem, at a new facility, in Lordstown, Ohio.”
The GMC Hummer EV will be built in General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant which has been re-christened Factory Zero. This facility, which produced the 2020 Cadillac CT6 and 2020 Chevrolet Impala, will now exclusively produce electric vehicles
GMC says the Edition 1 will come with the following features and hardware:
Look for the Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup to be on sale by fall of 2021.
This story originally ran on Autotrader.com.