After a ten-year hiatus, General Motors has brought its well-known Hummer brand back to life, now a subdivision of GMC. Your first model? A monstrous electric pick-up will have to face models like the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T, or the electric Ford F-150. What is General Motors’ recipe for this long-awaited model?
First, the US group’s goal is not to market the GMC Hummer EV as a typical electric pick-up, but as a “super-truck”; In other words, a kind of premium pick-up and sporty approach. The task of competing against electric trucks of a more modest approach will fall on the future Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra electric trucks.
According to General Motors, the GMC Hummer EV will have a maximum range of over 350 miles EPA. Thanks to its 800-volt electrical system. You will be able to access charging powers of 350 kW in direct current, which will allow you to recover about 100 miles in 10 minutes of charging, a fairly good figure for an inefficient vehicle such as a sports pick-up.
Its top-of-the-range version will have a three-motor e4WD powertrain (one on the front axle and two on the rear, which will give it all-wheel drive) with torque vectoring that will deliver a power of 1,014 CV, allowing it to do the 0 to 60mph in less than 3 seconds. The torque will be approximately 15,592 Nm (11,500 lb-ft), although this figure is measured at the wheels, not at the mechanics’ output, so it should be around 1,000 Nm. At the moment, the capacity of its Ultium batteries is unknown.
General Motors promises that the vehicle will have outstanding off-road behavior: its four-wheel steering system will allow it to offer a CrabWalk mode (the front and rear wheels turn at the same angle at low speeds, causing the vehicle to drive diagonally), The pneumatic suspension tire can be raised to 14.9 centimeters in Extract mode to improve ground clearance, and the 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler MT tires (maybe 37 inches as an option) that will be incorporated into the standard vehicle are specially developed for circulation off-road.
Its wading capacity will be 0.619 meters; Also, it will have “armor” in the underbody made up of steel plates whose mission will be to protect the battery when driving out of the race. The UltraVision system is made up of 18 front and rear cameras (with an integrated washing system) will make it possible to see under the body to avoid obstacles. On the other hand, it will also have the level 3 Super Cruise autonomous driving system, already seen in Cadillac.