Yet another big brand adopting electrification ; General Motors flexed their all new all electric Hummer SUV.
Hummer was a legend in the early 2000s and was almost a forgotten story, before its EV variant was unveiled a few days ago.
Apart from this new EV platform, General Motors has also got something new in store for their EV Hummer – crab mode. Apparently this mode, uses the rear-wheel steering function to steer all four wheels in the same direction to move the truck sideways. How cool is that?
Range and Performance :
Hummer has an impressive battery tech called the Ultium. The charging times are claimed to be quick, offering an estimated range of 300 plus miles. The base trims are expected to generate a 625 hp output power and a skeptical 7000 lb-ft torque. The higher variant on the other hand has got 830 horses, under the hood whilst producing a staggeringly leery 11,500 lb-ft of torque. However there is a high possibility that the figures of torque are misleading here. For the uninitiated, torque is the amount of rotational force produced by an engine to turn the wheels (or in the case of EVs, produced my motors). I highly doubt if this swanky figure is the actual torque that is measured right from the motor. In my opinion, this astronomical torque was derived from the wheels (which is a multiple of the gear ratios) and is seemingly not a conventional method to estimate torque.
According to ‘Car and Driver’ the real torque of the Hummer SUV EV lies somewhere between 715 and 834 lb-ft. The variant with the most loaded power is claimed to have a 3.5 seconds as 0 to 60 mph time, which is a severe element to brag, given the bulkiness and weight of the vehicle.
The interior is of an absolute Sci-Fi level style with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment screen which is of course compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is a removable roof, known as the
‘Infinity Roof’, which allows the passengers to open its four transparent Sky Panels.
The base trim is expected to cost around 80 grand (80k USD), while the most loaded variant (the Edition 1) is expected to cost beyond a 100k USD.
Apparently the 2024 Hummer EV SUV is only expected to release in 2024. For the impatient fan boys of the grand old Hummer legacy, there is the similar fashioned 2022 Hummer EV Pickup trim, which is more powerful than the SUV with a 1000 horses, and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in under 3 seconds. If you want to own one of these, your best bet is to book your Hummer as
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