2022 GMC Hummer EV. -In an incredible twist of fate, General Motors’ mid-gas hummer brand, discontinued in 2010, is set to make a comeback by 2022 as a GMC all-electric sub-brand. We know very little about the GMC Hummer EV truck so far. But we know it will deliver 1,000 horsepower, and GMC claims it is capable of flying from zero to 60 mph in just 3.0 seconds. Pickup trucks are clearly the next frontier for electric vehicles, as potential rivals of the misfits like Rivian, Bollinger, and Tesla, as well as entrenched truckers like Ford, are preparing their own entrances into this emerging segment.
While hummer is an old name, the Hummer EV will be an entirely new model for the GMC line. General Motors says the new electric van will launch in late 2021 as a 2022 model.
> Hummer EV: $ 70,000.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV cabin configurations have not been announced, but we hope that GM will likely omit the regular and extended cabin body styles and portray the Hummer EV only as a four-door crew cabin. If the GMC Sierra crew van is something to go through, we expect two wide rows of seats and practical touches, like large storage containers, throughout the cabin.
Infotainment and connectivity
We look forward to a high-tech touchscreen interface that goes hand in hand with the technologically advanced EV power train. A number of connectivity features are likely to be standard, including Apple CarPlay / Android Auto capability, a Wi-Fi access point, and GM’s OnStar telematics system.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
We have heard that the 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be available with one, two or three electric motors. The single unit suggests a rear-wheel drive model, while the two- and three-engine configurations indicate two different four-wheel drive powers, and powerful acceleration. So strong, in fact, that GMC is claiming a 3.0-second zero to 60 mph time for the truck. Each additional electric motor must provide increased payload or towing capabilities. GMC claims that the Hummer EV will make 1,000 horsepower and a total of 11,500 foot-pounds of torque. While we are faced with how that misleading torque number is calculated, it should have massive pulling power regardless.
Fuel economy and real-world MPG
Since the Hummer EV does not yet exist, it is unknown what kind of fuel economy such a vehicle would offer. When it reaches production, we’ll test the gross out on our 200-mile highway fuel economy test route and report our findings here.
Towing capacity and payload
Speaking of towing and payload, in order to be competitive with the Cybertruck and Rivian R1T and R1S models, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV would have to boast towing capacity of between 7,500 and 11,000 pounds, as well as a payload capacity of between 1,500 and 3,500. pounds.
Range, charge and battery life
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will ride on GM’s third generation EV platform. The company also said that its truck-based models will have an 800-volt architecture with 350 kWh quick-charge capacity. That indicates that the Hummer could have a driving range of up to 400 miles.
Driver Assistance and Safety Features
Tesla’s semi-autonomous autopilot feature is the one to beat in the electric vehicle market, but luckily for the Hummer EV, GM’s Super Cruise system is just as capable. We hope to see this feature available as an option on the new electric truck, with less advanced features like lane keeping assistance and blind spot monitoring available, too.
Warranty and maintenance coverage
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is sure to come with a warranty similar to other General Motors products, meaning three-year / 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage and five-year / 60,000-mile powertrain coverage.