A GMC Electric Monster is Born
The GMC Hummer EV , an electric beast in the form of a pick up , with 1,000 horsepower (still estimated) that will cost around $112,000 dollars and will be a very tough enemy for Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck (which, let’s not forget, is still in the embryonic stage).
GMC Hummer EV Cost and Release Date
The GMC Hummer will hit the US market in late fall 2021 or early 2022 and, in fact, it can already be reserved on the GMC (General Motors brand) website by making a reservation of $ 100. Its final price will start at $ 112,000, a price not too far from that of the gasoline Hummer H2 and at the level of the most expensive Cadillac Escalade on the market in the United States. Of course, later in 2024 an ‘SUV’ version will arrive that will lower the bill to around US$79,999.
GMC calls it “The World’s First All-Electric Supertruck”
Although it has competition from TESLA, FORD and several start-up companies like RIVIAN they are calling “The World’s First All-Electric Supertruck” Tesla’s cybertruck and Rivian’s R1T are both expected to be cheaper in price and will be available next year 2021 as well. It will be interesting to see who of all truck will be the best one.
Four Wheel Steering or “CRABWALK” or CRAB MODE
When it comes to off road this truck will be gifted and have many off road weapons like:
- It will have pneumatic suspensions with the capacity to increase its height by almost 15 centimeters
- It will have four-wheel steering (CrabWalk, crab mode) to move laterally at very low speed,
- It will be able to lock the rear axle and even the two axles (not by differential, but by the electronic distribution of torque)
- It will mount Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT off-road tires , which can be up to 37 inches.
Hummer EV Battery Life
As for its battery , GMC has not provided the data of its capacity, (we know that it will be above 200 kWh, twice that of Tesla, for example ), but it has an estimate of its autonomy. According to the American manufacturer, the Hummer EV will be able to travel more than 350 Miles per recharge, a more than estimable figure if we take into account that the car will safely go above two tons, long. In addition, it can be charged at very high powers, since it supports up to 350 kW that would allow it to recover, in just 10 minutes, enough energy to travel an additional 100 kilometers.
18 External Camera System or “Virtual Spotter” Ultravision4
The external camera system called Virtual Spotter or Ultravision4 will allow the driver to control the entire environment. There will be up to 18 cameras and they will be spread over all the underbody of the car (which, by the way, are reinforced), so that any obstacle that covers its enormous body will be in sight and will also be equipped with a wash function to help clear debris.
A ‘Lunar’ Aesthetic
OH MY GOODNESS @GMC!!! 😱 I cannot wait to get my hands on one these. Sheesh!! 🔥 Crabwalk?!?! Brings back so many great memories from my first Hummer and I'm excited to make more in the #GMCHummerEV 👑 pic.twitter.com/VjO2qXHqMY
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 20, 2020
A quick look at the whole of the car transports us to the classic Hummers in terms of their ‘square’ proportions and their XXL size , but also to the future, especially when we see its illuminated grill (with the six classic Hummer columns) that includes animations in the headlights for recharging tasks. But there are some more curious details. The unit shown for the presentation featured a lunar inspiration (a ‘copy’ of Tesla’s relationship with space by Elon Musk’s Space X company?). The colors of the GMC Hummer EV are inspired by the landscape of our satellite and in the interior there are more relation to it. For example, the floor mats are engraved with Neil Armstrong’s footprint and the cover that covers the front speakers is decorated with a map of the Sea of Tranquility , where Apollo XI landed in 1969.
Hummer EV Specs
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUV will have so many specs that is best to go directly to GMC’s website because they keep adding on and changing things. While you’re at it reserve the SUV so you can have a better chance of buying one when it becomes available. At this point some people wonder how much is the new electric hummer ev actually going to cost because some dealers are waiting to tack on dealer fees like they did on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cost which its MSRP is only around US$75,000 with a carbon fiber track package with painted racing stripes and a custom exterior color runs buyers $28,500 so bring it to a total of around US$100,000 but dealers have added about 100,000 in dealer markup and overhead bringing the price close to 200,000.
Let’s hope this doesn’t happen with the cost of the new Hummer EV.