2022 GMC Hummer EV: This is It [UPDATED]
It’s been teased, it’s been 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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