The Hummer is back and it’s 100% electric. It’s the pre-runner in the return of a brand once maligned by environmentalists – this time, with a set of zero-tailpipe-emissions electric vehicles aimed at weekend adventurers.
GM boasts that the Hummer EV will offer four-wheel steering, an adaptive air suspension, an underbody armor system to protect the battery for off-roading. The technical highlights are even more important, including 350+ miles of range, a double-stack 24-module battery estimated at about 200 kilowatt-hours, and the capability to gain 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes of DC fast charging.
With the reveal of the truck, GM released pricing and features for some of the lineup. The first Edition 1, which was sold out within minutes—although GM didn’t disclose how many of this initial lot it intends to build – comes in top-performance, three-motor form, making about 1,000 horsepower, and it’s priced at $112,595, including destination.
The Edition 1 will also include GM’s Super Cruise driver assistance system, a digital key system, 35-inch OD tires, a multi-function tailgate, and a power-glass roof system. There’s also a feature called Extract Mode that raises the suspension an extra 6 inches to help escape challenging positions.
The 35-inch tires, plus underbody armor, rock sliders, and underbody cameras are part of an Extreme Off-Road Package available elsewhere in the lineup, but the gotcha moment behind this Hummer is that you’ll have to wait – potentially a couple of extra years. Below that, the Hummer EV 3X, not available until spring 2023, also comes in three-motor form and costs $99,995, while the two-motor EV 2x has an adaptive air suspension and four-wheel steering, facilitating Crab Mode. The base version, which won’t arrive until spring 2024, will be priced starting at $79,995. Meanwhile be sure to check H1 #006 Hummer.