The GMC Hummer EV is both an upcoming off-road luxury electric vehicle produced by GMC. General Motors' gas-guzzling Hummer brand, discontinued in 2010, is poised to make a comeback in October 2020 through a live stream. The Hummer EV includes a pickup truck (SUT) and a confirmed Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) that will be introduced in 2021. The thoroughly modern Hummer offers four-wheel steering, including a Crabwalk feature that angles the rear wheels in phase with the fronts at low speeds, improving maneuverability in certain conditions. The electric Hummer should be as capable on-road as it is off. GM estimates that the tri-motor launch vehicle will sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 3 seconds, a number that would shame any number of performance cars and just about keep up with Tesla’s claimed 2.9-second Cybertruck.
Credit GM’s Ultium batteries here, adding up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. GMC has not announced the battery’s size just yet, but the 24-module, double-stacked pack provides an estimated range of 350-plus miles. The first electric Hummer up for grabs is the $112,595 Edition 1, which Arriving on the production line in 2022. Edition 1 has three electric motors with 1000 horsepower and comes fully loaded with the Extreme Off-Road package, which includes 35-inch mud-terrain tires, skid plates, and rock sliders. In Fall 2022, one year after the Hummer’s initial launch, a $99,995 variant called the EV3X will arrive with a three-motor powertrain, adaptive air suspension, Watts to Freedom mode, Crabwalk, and active torque vectoring. Then, in spring 2023, we will get the $89,995 Hummer EV2X, which offers Crabwalk, adaptive air suspension, and a two-motor electric powertrain. Fleshing out the lineup in spring 2024 will be the two-motor EV2 base model, foregoes most of the EV2X’s off-road goodies to hit a base price of $79,995.