The Hummer is dead, long live the GMC Hummer EV. Last October, we announced the possible rebirth of the emblematic Hummer under the code name Project O. Behind this project, General Motors (GM) whose electrification strategy called “BT1” provides for the manufacture of a new family pick-up (GMC) and SUV (Cadillac) in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant at the end of 2021, but also the construction of a battery production site near its factory in Lordstown (Ohio).
The Hummer will rise from the ashes. As the Super Bowl final slated for Sunday, February 2, approaches, GM released four video clips titled “A quiet revolution is coming” highlighting power and speed, two characteristics essentials of the new Hummer.
Rebadgé GMC Hummer EV, the latter is announced with a power of 1000 ch, a gargantuan torque of 15 590 Nm (torque at the wheel?) And a 0 to 96 km / h (60 mph) reached in 3 seconds. We are curious to discover the braking distance of such a monster, whose other specifications (weight, battery capacity, autonomy, electric motors, dimensions …) have not been revealed. You will have to wait until May 20 to discover the GMC Hummer EV. In the meantime, we will console ourselves with the photo of the grille – recognizable – and its front headlights.
As for its price, it “will be absolutely competitive compared to the other electric pick-ups that have been announced” – we are thinking in particular of the Rivian and Tesla Cybertruck – according to GMC communications director, Stuart Fowle. (source: Electrek )
The GMC Hummer EV will go into production in the fall of 2021 to be marketed quickly. However, no pre-orders are planned. You can just register on the GMC website to be informed of the progress.
Although the ex-Hummer (models H2 and H3) has had an honorable career in France, even in the LPG version, not sure that this 100% electric version will one day land on French roads.