GMC Hummer EV
GMC Hummer EV is a line of American SUVs and pickups, powered by electricity, produced by GMC (a division of General Motors). The American company decided to revive the famous Hummer in the form of an electric pickup. They presented its novelty in October 2020. The whole model range is GMC.
Exactly 10 years ago, in 2010, exactly because of the Hummer’s non-compliance with environmental standards, the company decided to abandon the off-road model. However, now General Motors has returned to the market of off-road vehicles with the Hummer project, but already on electric traction.
The electric model will be sold under the GMC brand in the pickup truck body, and production will be handled by GM’s factory in Detroit-Hamtramck. The industrial site has been renamed Factory ZERO and has been adapted for the assembly of electric cars. The investment amounted to $2,200,000,000.
Exterior and dimensions
The American novelty has retained the recognizable design elements of the past pickup, but received a modification to the modern image. Only the cameras for the all-around view can be 18 units. Looking at the front of the Hummer EV is noticeable some similarity with its predecessor, where a strict form prevails. The last SUV had a radiator grille and seven holes.
The new model has a similar design, but instead of holes is used a line of LEDs, which divided into LED 7 cells. Each of these cells has a different letter with the name of the pickup (for all cells additionally made backlight). On the sides the company’s engineers used fully LED optics, which have pronounced vertical elements.
Front optics engineers configured not only for the role of lighting. It also acts as a battery charge indicator.
Completing the side of the side is the presence of yellow turn signals, which most manufacturers decide to simply give up. Below there is a place for a huge bumper, which has two fog lights. It is also somewhat similar to the past Hummer, but finalized and all meets the latest trends in fashion. But there is a disadvantage, because the coating is glossy and overcoming a bad road the car will surely get small scratches and a layer of dust.
The central area of the front end boasts a small radiator grille, which is necessary for cooling the battery under the bottom of the GMC Hummer EV SUV, two towing hooks, and a protective cover. Due to the fact that the front end does not have a traditional motor, instead it decided to use a roomy luggage compartment, where you can put a variety of cargo or a removable cover “American”. The hood is equipped with an electric drive, which is very good, because it is massive. Reminds about the past model the presence of 3 yellow lights, which were in the first Hummer.
If we talk about the side of the Hummer EB 2020, it looks no less spectacular. Under the sharp-edged wheel arches there are large 35-inch rollers. It is simply impossible not to notice a huge clearance. The plastic protection of a body drops out of the general look a little. Copped over from the previous version the outside mirrors have rectangular shape. They are already in the basic configuration can boast of heating, electric drive, memory, LED-ringers and something else.
Using side cameras and sensors, the electronics has learned to analyze and exclude dead zones while turning. It turns out that the side mirrors can adjust vertically and horizontally, which guarantees maximum visibility for the owner. Separately, it is worth mentioning about the roof of the electric pickup. It can be removable and has three separate parts. Each part can be removed separately. The vehicle is supported by 35- or 37-inch massive wheels with off-road tires Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT.
The length of the new electric Hummer is 5,507 millimeters. The wheelbase is 3 445 mm, and the width of the “American” is 2 201 millimeters. In the basic mode of air suspension, ground clearance is 257 mm, and the depth of ford is 660 mm. However, the most extreme mode is Extract Mode, available as a separate option. It allows increasing clearance to 404 millimeters and ford depth to 813 millimeters.
Although the new model’s stern looks a bit simple, it is not without its tricks, previously not seen in other pickups. Due to the fact that this is a pickup truck, there is no point in waiting for a lot of interesting things. On the sides the car has vertical LED lights, which received pronounced elements inside. The central part is set aside under the traditional body side, but in reality it is quite unusual. Looking closely, you can see on the central part, near the inscription Hummer, a prominent upper part, as if a step.
In reality, it can be called a kind of step, making it easier to get into the body, as the height of the ground clearance is solid. Opening the board of GMC Hummer EV, the upper part can be unfolded, it is possible to organize a step. Besides, it can be used as a small seat, for example, having a rest on the nature. The body itself has a compact inner wheel arches, which allow you to transport bulky cargo.
It’s nice that the creators have equipped the body with a good coating of wear-resistant plastic. The rear has three LED lights that illuminate the body and act as brake light repeaters. The rear window can be made movable, or it can have a small window that leads to the luggage compartment.
Unlike the exterior of the new model, which is slightly similar to the last SUV, the interior of the GMC Hummer EV was made unique. In front of the driver was installed a digital 12.3-inch dashboard, made in the form of a tablet. There is even no protective visor. A stylish, modern steering wheel, equipped with a massive rim, three spokes, and the traditional Hummer inscription in the center of the “steering wheel” has pleased. The steering wheel also has functional buttons, as well as paddles, which are responsible for shifting gears.
If we talk about the front panel of the car, it turned out a little rough, although it has no unnecessary elements. The central part is given to 13.4-inch touchscreen entertainment center. In addition to comfort settings, the screen displays all the data about the state of the car. It also shows video from cameras. Under the screen there is a place for the climate control panel, which has two compact screens.
Down in the center there is a block that controls the four-wheel drive system, the parking assistant, as well as the emergency stop button. It is important to note that the buttons are of mechanical type, not of sensor type. The central tunnel ends with two air ducts, framed in polished winged metal. The central tunnel has a simple design, the already familiar gearbox lever, as well as a washer which allows selecting the driving mode. There are 2 cupholders hidden near the front passenger, as well as 2 USB ports and wireless charging for electronic devices.
The American GMC Hummer EV 2021 pickup truck seats 5 people. On the front row, the seats have a sporty shape, side support, and a high backrest. There is no lack of memory function, electric drive adjustments, massage, and heated backrest and seats. There is almost no information about the upholstery. They will probably use quality fabric, leather, as well as inserts of polished winged metal or carbon fiber.
Large armrest, located between the front seats, which has an extensive compartment inside and a modest recess outside for a variety of small things. The rear row seats are almost indistinguishable from the standard SUV. They are equipped with separate headrests and a high comfortable backrest. The rear seats are as comfortable to sit on as the front seats. The back side of the armrest has a panel that controls the “climate”, two sockets and a USB-connector.
General Motors plans to produce four versions of the Hummer electric pickup. The most basic version of the Hummer EV2 has two electric engines, with 634 horsepower (10,033 Nm). In this case, there is no fully steerable chassis, the suspension goes only on springs, and the range is 400 kilometers.
Next comes the Hummer EV2X, which has the same two electric motors with the same power, but has a longer range on a single charge (480 km). The more powerful variant is called Hummer EV3X, which is equipped with three electric motors, which together generate 811 horsepower (12,880 Nm). It also has a range of 480 kilometers on a single charge.
The top variant is the GMC Hummer EV Edition One, which has three electric motors (one installed in front and two in back). The total power is 1,014 horsepower (15,590 Nm). Such characteristics of GMC Hummer EV allows electric pickup to reach 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. This variant can go 560 kilometers on a single charge.
The traction battery Ultium of the new generation for the car was developed together with LG Chem. The battery itself is placed under the bottom of the American pickup and protected by sheets of steel. The battery has 24 cells, lined up in two tiers, and has a low content of expensive cobalt in its composition. Capacity, however, is not yet known.
If you pay extra, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be equipped with the latest version of the Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system, which has a driver assistance feature. With this system, you can drive the car hands-free for more than 200,000 miles (about 322,000 km). In addition, the system is equipped with a lane change function in automatic mode.
Under the GMC Hummer EV there are built-in cameras, thanks to which the driver can maneuver on rough terrain.
It was decided to use a new universal modular platform as the base. The suspension on all wheels here is of independent type. As a separate option, it is possible to install an air suspension, which has adaptive shock absorbers, allowing to adjust the height of ground clearance in the range of 149 mm. Also, the electric pickup has a fully articulated chassis. The rear wheels not only turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels, to improve maneuverability, but also in the same direction. In this case, the pickup can move sideways – such mode is called “CrabWalk”.
The initial versions are equipped with a charger that supports up to 800 volts, but 350 kW power is available only for the most expensive variant. It takes only 10 minutes to replenish the range of 160 kilometers from such a station. The charging power for the other two versions is not specified.
Features and prices
Sale of the novelty will begin in the fall of 2021. The price of GMC Hummer EV will be approximately $112,595. The top variant is equipped by a mode “crab”, an adaptive pneumatic suspension with lifting of off-road vehicle almost on 15 centimeters. Each version of the GMC Hummer EV with the original Edition 1 package will have a white body color and a unique Lunar Horizon interior with “Edition 1” emblems.
The other modifications will be released in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023. Their approximate price tag should be slightly lower – 90-100 thousand dollars. Already today you can place a request for a pickup by making a deposit of $100.
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