Americans have revived the Hummer brand with a very powerful electric pickup!
Do you remember the notorious Tesla Cybertruck pickup truck? Now it has a competitor, and, unlike Tesla, is already ready for mass production. And it’s not just about the angular and brutal design, typical for all “Humvees”.
The new Hummer is an electric pickup truck!
It will be produced not under a separate brand, but as a GMC model. The basis – a modular platform, which hints at the further development of the family, has already been announced and SUV on the same base.
The design of the five-seater salon is similar to the appearance – everything is deliberately rough and angular. In front of the driver there is a display instead of a dashboard, and in the center there is another 13-inch screen. Interestingly, the GMC Hummer can be turned into a convertible by removing the roof panels. You can lower the rear window of the cabin, and the folding board has six positions.
The list of options includes the autopilot.
Under the body are hidden three electric motors with a total power of 1014 hp! The torque is 15 590 Nm, but it is indicated on wheels, that is, it is already multiplied by transmission. Acceleration to 97 km/h – only 3 seconds! And the new Ultium battery provides the huge “Hummer” with a power reserve up to 560 km. The battery is well protected – the Hummer can storm water obstacles over 600 mm deep.
Of course, the Hummer has remained a real off-road fighter. The air suspension with adaptive shock absorbers can change the ground clearance in the range of 15 cm, and the full chassis has CrabWalk mode, when all 4 wheels turn in one direction, and the Hummer, like a crab, can crawl diagonally.
The front bumper allows you to climb obstacles up to a height of 460 mm, and by default the Hummer is equipped with off-road tires Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT external diameter of 35 or 37 inches.
There are a bunch of video cameras – there are 18 of them to make driving in difficult terrain easier! And two of them are located under the bottom. Given their purpose, the lenses are equipped with washers. However, all the above – the prerogative of the top version of GMC Hummer EV Edition One, which will enter the U.S. market in autumn 2021 at a price of 113 thousand dollars.
Another feature of the electric “Hummer” – a powerful (350 kW!) Charger, which supports up to 800 V. Up to the 100-mile (160 km) limit, you can charge the battery in just 10 minutes. However, such a charge will only be available for the most expensive modification.
And a total of four are planned! Next after Edition One in the autumn of 2022 will be released Hummer EV3X, three electric motors which give out 811 hp and 12880 Nm (on wheels). Power reserve will be 480 km. And then, in the spring of 2023 – twin-engine Hummer EV2X with a total output of 634 hp and 10033 Nm. They will cost 100 and 90 thousand dollars respectively.
The base pickup Hummer EV2 will debut only in spring 2024 and is estimated at 80 thousand dollars. It is interesting that it has the same two electric motors with an output of 634 hp, but the battery is simpler – the range is declared up to 400 km. In addition, it will have a 400-volt charge, and a swivel chassis and air suspension are not on the list of options.