A new video of the upcoming Hummer EV has been released by GM that showcases the electric pickup truck prototype doing donuts in the snow.
After a ten-year hiatus, General Motors brought its well-known Hummer brand back to life after it officially launched its GMC Hummer EV late last year. It was presented as an all-electric “supertruck” with up to 350 miles of range, and a charge rate of 350 kW with their 800-volt system. The new super truck comes with a starting price tag of $80,000.
According to the automaker, the Hummer EV will come equipped with a powertrain capable of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque using a three-motor e4WD propulsion system that allows for torque vectoring. Prior to its launch, GM teased a few of the many features the electric pickup will feature including “Crab Mode.” Fitting to its crustacean title, Crab Mode locks the front and rear differentials and positions all-four wheels to the same angle, causing the vehicle to strafe in a diagonal motion. Furthermore, four-wheel steering for the all-electric truck and SUV has been confirmed.
GM is expected to bring the GMC Hummer EV to production at Factory Zero this fall, starting with the more expensive ‘Edition 1’ version of the truck which starts at $112,595. Every year following, new shorter range and less equipped versions will be introduced, including a 250-mile range and 625-HP version in 2024 which will start at $79,995.
Shortly after unveiling the new Hummer EV, we found out that GM didn’t actually have a working prototype of the super truck yet. Which began to make sense as its unveiling was a little underwhelming to some, with only computer-generated images during a 6 minute video.
Since falling under scrutiny for not having a working prototype, GM has delivered and has been releasing short teasers videos featuring the new fully operational prototypes, including a new one this week.