By on October 20, 2020

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It’s been teased, it’s been leaked, and now it’s here.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is no longer cloaked under wraps.

We already knew, or at least had a good idea, about some of the specs, and GMC is confirming an estimate of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Two drive units and up to three electric motors make up the drivetrain, and of course, the truck has four-wheel drive.

The CrabWalk four-wheel-steering system that allows for diagonal movement will be available, along with an air suspension that can raise the rig six inches for fording water or getting over other off-road obstacles.

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Thirty-five-inch tires are standard, and the wheels can accommodate up to 37-inch tires. GMC claims the ability to scale 18-inch verticals and ford 2 feet of water.

There are of course skid plates underneath, including around the battery packs. Front and rear cameras are mounted under the body to help with off-road spotting (up to 18 different views) and they have an automatic wash feature. Off-roaders will also have easy access to key information like pitch and roll angles via the gauges and infotainment screen.

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Back to that EV powertrain: The batteries switch from parallel to series when the vehicle is being charged, and the Hummer EV will be compatible with 350 kW DC fast chargers, picking up almost 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging when hooked up to one of those fast chargers.

SuperCruise will be available, and it will even be able to change lanes for you. It can even initiate the lane change. Of course, this feature, along with the rest of SuperCruise, only works on certain roads. GMC says there are about 200,000 miles of roads that are mapped out for use with the system.

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The batteries themselves consist of 24 modules, double-stacked, and the estimated range is over 350 miles. That’s based on GMC testing, so expect the real-world number to be different. We’ll have to wait and see if hot/cold temperatures degrade range in any way, as can happen with an EV.

Early buyers will get the loaded to the gills Edition 1 trim, which includes what GMC calls “a driver-selectable immersive experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system”. Whatever that means, it’s claimed to result in a 0-60 mph time of roughly 3 seconds.

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Also on Edition 1 are different drive modes can split torque between the front and rear, raise the truck 2 inches, and adjust the four-wheel steering; adaptive damping; removable roof panels, upscale interior materials; 13.4-inch infotainment screen and 12.3-inch gauge-cluster screen; MultiPro six-function tailgate; power rear window; and power tonneau cover.

If an EV truck with the Hummer name is your cup of tea — or, based on those power numbers, a can of Red Bull — you can reserve one now at the company’s consumer Web site.

Ed. note: GMC put out another release with pricing. Here it is: $79,995 for the two-motor EV 2, $89,995 for the EV 2X, $99,995 for the EV 3X, and $112,595 for the Edition 1. That pricing includes the destination fee. The EV 2 and 2X have two-motor systems, and the text has been updated to reflect that. Production begins in late 2021 and the EV 3X goes on sale in fall 2022, the EV 2X in spring 2023, and the EV 2 in spring 2024.

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66 Comments on “2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It [UPDATED]...”


  • avatar
    Lynchenstein

    Not bad on the outside, but the inside…yup, it’s GM.

  • avatar

    Yeah, it’s not a $100k interior at all, and those gold plastic pieces are gonna age like a fine milk.

    Other issues I perceive for this offering are branding ones left over from the *very* trashy and non-eco image Hummer had.

    I am already thinking about how the roof panels will probably lack insulation for temperature and sound, and about recalls for water leaks.

  • avatar
    ajla

    There’s a lot to not like here but it actually exists and the world is a strange place so who knows.

    • 0 avatar

      This is true, it DOES exist. And it doesn’t have a “earth green” image which is what will steer it clear of all Tesla and Prius fans.

      So we are left with moneyed truck fans who want to drive around town in an aggressive Hummer, but can’t blow smoke through the stacks.

      They need to make a Suburban type 7-seat version immediately.

      • 0 avatar
        ToolGuy

        “They need to make a Suburban type 7-seat version immediately.”

        It’s good that you provided GM with this pulse-of-the-market feedback, so that they could announce the intended “Hummer EV SUV” 9 months ago. Even wikipedia has caught up with your prescience, i.e, “There will be an SUV and a pickup truck”:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMC_Hummer_EV

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        “but can’t blow smoke through the stacks.”

        1,000 horsepower gives you other options for smoke production.

        By the way, I doubt the owner of any car (including a Tesla) that can do 0-60 in less than 3.5 seconds made the purchase with saving the planet as the highest priority. Many (if not most of us) are buying EVs because we like the performance aspects. Not because we’re trying to be “green”. I’ve met a lot of fellow EV owners over the last 6 years and only two had the green aspects as their highest priority. They were both Leaf owners.

        • 0 avatar
          JMII

          Correct. I personally know of one Tesla owner and they traded in an Audi S8. They just wanted fast, modern and sleek. The no gas or grease bits was a bonus.

        • 0 avatar
          Lie2me

          “but can’t blow smoke through the stacks.”

          1,000 horsepower gives you other options for smoke production.”

          Perhaps some lightning bolts out the a$$ end would be more appropriate

  • avatar
    loner

    An electric Hummer that has 1000HP and 3 second 0-60 times…
    A production vehicle with 10 minute/100 mile charges…
    6 inch air suspension and 35 (or 37) inch tires off the dealer lot…

    A lot of wild and crazy stuff going on these days.

    • 0 avatar
      RHD

      The 11,500 ft/lbs of torque looks like a typo, but the GMC pages says that that’s the specification.
      Airing down the tires for sand and then hitting the throttle on a solid surface will probably spin the wheels around on the beads.

  • avatar
    jack4x

    It will never happen, but a $70K version of this with the 6.2L would probably be in my driveway.

  • avatar

    This isn’t bad and the tech is impressive, but like the electric Jeep I just don’t understand how an electric off road vehicle is meant to work. If you are out trail riding for a weekend you aren’t going to be able to charge something like this. So it’s worthless off road unless you tow it somewhere and that just doesn’t make sense. Why all the fancy off road tech when this will never get used in the heavy stuff where you might need it because it can’t get you there.

    • 0 avatar
      Lou_BC

      @kericf – a 350 mile range is pretty good unless you live in Alaska or Northern Canada. One can run out of gas too. A solar panel array would be useful.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        You can also pick up a level 2 charge at campgrounds that have sites equipped with NEMA 14-50 power.

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          @mcs – Where I go off-road camping, there isn’t any electrical outlets but for the majority of people, yes, that’s a great option.

          • 0 avatar
            mcs

            @lou_bc: Campgrounds were always my backup in case I had emergency range issues with a short-range EV. I have a portable 50amp level 2 charger that could have been used. In the early days of the supercharger network, I spoke with long-distance Tesla drivers I met at charging stations and they used that technique to cross the country. In six years, I’ve never needed to use it and now charger cover is pretty good. There are chargers even in some remote areas now. I’m in the Northeast and I realize it’s a different situation than in the West.

      • 0 avatar
        Dan

        Do the math on how much power you get out of a roof sized panel and how much power it takes to drive anywhere and it’s not so useful as you’d think.

        If you hooked up a solar roof Prius to a dead 100 kWh battery it would take about four months to fill up. In Arizona. In the cloudy northeast it would take six. Installing solar in Alaska or Northern Canada is such a dumb idea that they didn’t even bother to calculate the coefficient.

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          @Dan – thanks for that added information. I hadn’t realized how weak solar panels are.

          • 0 avatar
            Luke42

            A solar carport is much better than a solar car-roof. There’s a lot more surface area to work with.

            It’s plausible that a semi-portable solar carport + battery could be designed, built, and sold — or mounted on a trailer.

            Then you could bring your own “gas station” with you, and put it wherever you want it for the weekend.

            But this is just day dreaming. It would probably cost enough that you’d want a shared ownership model (owned by a 4×4 club, for instance). Maybe I’ll run the numbers later.

  • avatar
    Oberkanone

    Tow rating?
    I need to tow 7,000 lbs for 530 miles eight times per year.
    Is this Hummer a toy or a truck?

  • avatar
    ToolGuy

    Sometimes GM makes an effort and sometimes they don’t. With this vehicle, they are making an effort.

    The first video at this link (the one with the big play button) hits the high points:
    https://www.gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev

    Reservations are full [already!] for the most expensive model.

  • avatar
    Oberkanone

    Styling reminds me of first generation Honda Ridgeline.

    • 0 avatar
      Land Ark

      Second.

      It definitely has a Hummer H3 and a Ridgeline mated kinda look.

    • 0 avatar
      Luke42

      It reminds me of a mix of the Chevy Avalanche and the FJ Cruiser.

      It’s not my cup of tea, but nor are the looks of the Cybetruck. (I plan to buy a Cybertruck).

      I care about what’s under the floor in these vehicle — and every one sold is one less gas vehicle on the road for as long as the truck stays out of the junkyard.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    I don’t like the fording depth of 24 inches. It doesn’t need an air intake like an ICE engine so it should be much better than that.
    Raptor, Rubicon, PowerWagon,and ZR2 all have 30 inch fording depths. The Ford Tremor is king at 33 inches.

  • avatar
    pmirp1

    This will be interesting to see Hummer vs. Tesla cyber truck. I like what Hummer and GMC are going for. Slowly but surely it is moving upmarket and really a Mercedes Benz replacement.

    Still Cyber Truck is cheaper. May be available sooner in larger numbers. But I like Hummer’s interior better than Teslas. It has loads of buttons and controls and knobs, while still looking tough.

    Overall, great job GM. Now make a smaller version too with lower price.

    • 0 avatar
      Luke42

      The Cybertruck is better, faster, and cheaper on paper.

      The Rivian truck is competitive on paper, too. I’m also rooting for the F150-EV to be respectable competition as well.

      Of course, we’ve only seen a prototype or two of any of these vehicles, so we won’t really know now well they work until they hit the market for-real.

      But, the most expensive Cybertruck costs less than the least expensive Hummer EV. Also, the most expensive Cybertruck has a 500-mile range, while being cheaper than the cheapest Hummer EV. On a headline stats matchup, it’s game-set-match victory for the Cybertruck — assuming you can stomach the looks of the thing.

    • 0 avatar
      Snooder

      The Hummer was always a luxury vehicle though. Heck the H1’s msrp was $125,000.

  • avatar
    JMII

    Rear T-tops? That’s actually pretty cool.

    This vehicle is not for me but it sure checks lots of those Bro-dozer boxes aside from rolling coal. How soon before the aftermarket comes up with fake pipes and a smoke machine option?

  • avatar
    Lie2me

    “air suspension that can raise the rig six inches for fording water”

    Something about taking a battery laden EV through water just isn’t setting right with me

  • avatar
    Flipper35

    The interior looks like a 6 year old with LEGOs put it together. Is GM pining for a worst interior award or something?

  • avatar
    Pig_Iron

    It’s just a sedan masquerading as a truck. :-/

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    These won’t suffer from problems like the run of bad valve springs that a recent batch of 6.2s are experiencing, but what other GM problems will these have?

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    Wow, that’s some mall crawler.

  • avatar
    Firestorm 500

    Big tablet screen glued to the dash.

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    Wouldn’t buy this in a million years, but it’s interesting, and I doff my cap to GM for putting some obvious effort into it.

    But I think this reinforces what I’ve been thinking for a LONG time – EV’s real potential lies with trucks, SUVs and work vehicles. Think about it – the same equipment that’s used to propel this zillion-pound rolling barn door to 60 in 3 seconds flat could easily be adapted to a much lighter, simpler four-door pickup or SUV for Joe and Jane Average, or Joe the Plumber’s work van. When you’re dealing with a huge, tall vehicle that weighs too much to begin with, a lot of the packaging problems inherent to batteries become far easier to solve, and if range is your goal, you just add more cells.

    I think the future of trucks and SUVs may be more “electrified” than cars, and it may give people the opportunity to have their cake, and eat it in a responsible way. Want a vehicle that’s as big as the Exxon Valdez without all the environmental degradation? Here it is. And it’ll operate faster, smoother, and probably more reliably than a conventionally powered alternative.

    God bless technology.

    • 0 avatar
      JMII

      This is the thing about EVs I don’t understand. Instead of performance why aren’t these optimized for range? Anything doing 0-60 in under 5 secs is downright FAST. Under 4 is blazing, while under 3 is pushing super car territory. So yeah a more normal sized/shaped truck with the same tech but with a more reasonable 0-60 but can go 500 miles sounds more like what the what most consumers want.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        JMII: ” a more reasonable 0-60 but can go 500 miles sounds more like what the what most consumers want.”

        You have mode selectors so you can optimize for long range if you want. I’ve frequently gone about 25% over my EPA range. YMMV. Range mode in EVs can do things like changing the response/sensitivity of the accelerator pedal and increase regen strength. Other options are to order more efficient wheel packages. On vehicles with multiple motors, you can have some optimized for performance with one motor optimized for efficient highway cruising.

      • 0 avatar
        Luke42

        “This is the thing about EVs I don’t understand. Instead of performance why aren’t these optimized for range?”

        Because the torque curve for electric motors is drastically different frkmehat you’re used to.

        An electric motor generates peak torque at 0 RPM, and it falls off from there.

        Also, the electric motor doesn’t need a gearbox to implement forward, reverse, neutral, or to control it’s speed/lr torque.

        If you oversize the motor, you can replace an expensive and heavy gearbox with just reduction gear (usually around 7.5:1ish).

        If you eliminate the gearbox (BOM cost savings!) but size the motor so that you get decent performance at highest speeds, you get tire-smoking 0-60 times for free.

        The marketing people make the most of it, of course. They’d be bad at their jobs if they didn’t.

      • 0 avatar
        Scoutdude

        The quick acceleration is just a byproduct of what it takes to make a long range EV that can perform at speed.

        Sure they could optimize the final drive ratio for better economy but the increase will be minimal.

        Yes they could limit current to slow it down, but that won’t make it more efficient at cruising speed or if the person never pushes the accelerator to the floor.

        Now in this case they have gone a bit overboard, but they are also pricing it at $100k +/- so the potential buyer is going to expect overkill, for bragging rights, if no other reason.

      • 0 avatar
        FreedMike

        @JMII:

        Well, you don’t have optimize the propulsion system for performance – you could optimize it for range instead. Teslas already have that kind of “select range-optimization / performance” feature. Also, a more “normal” SUV or truck would doubtless weigh a LOT less than this Hummer rig, which is probably ridiculously heavy.

        Less performance + less weight = more range.

  • avatar
    bd2

    Wonder about the long-term sales prospects, but for the short-medium term, should be a hit for GM.

  • avatar
    NeonNoodle

    The dash is “odd”, but overall I kinda like how this looks and it has cool details. Also, like the idea of them offering a vehicle like this (I’d prefer w/ ICE).

    But (and it’s a HUGE but), GM is making a massive mistake trying to reuse the “Hummer” brand name on anything. Anything. I get that they hammered a trail out here before and it should count for something, but “Hummer” as a brand ended very badly and I believe has negative brand equity in the marketplace. Should have given it a different name, and if GM thinks “Hummer” is gonna be their “Bronco” line of adventure vehicles, I think they’ll be in for a rude awakening.

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