Hummer Edition 1 Already Gone

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

So, you liked that new GMC Hummer EV you saw last night, either on these pages or during the World Series. You want one, and you’ve got the scratch to plunk down over $110K and the patience to wait for the first builds a year from now.

Well, if you’re planning to reserve a Hummer EV Edition 1, if you snoozed, you lost.

That’s right, the first-edition Edition 1 models sold out in 2 hours.

How many were there? Forum users suggest just 1,000.

GMC wouldn’t confirm that number, but the company did tell a forum user who reached out to P.R. that anyone who wants an Edition 1 can be placed on a waiting list when they reserve their Hummer, and that “thousands” are on the waiting list.

The good news is if you’re more patient, you can still reserve one of the other trims. Those trims cost less, too. So unless you really, really want the Edition 1 for whatever reason, you need not fret.

Not all the Hummers are gone. Just the one that’s most likely, as of now, to be a future collectible.

[Image: GMC]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Buickman Buickman on Oct 21, 2020

    gonna bomb like SSR

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    • RHD RHD on Oct 21, 2020

      @Snooder I wonder how much the range will suffer when the Hummer EV is pulling a boat, or is loaded with a ton of cement bags in the back? Imagine Mr. Tough Guy on Friday evening with three buddies in his new GMC Hummer, towing a fishing boat to the lake in the mountains, and running out of charge at the 5000 foot elevation sign.

  • Ajla Ajla on Oct 21, 2020

    @thegamper I know you have extremely negative views about truck owners in general but what makes you think "different" is what EV truck buyers want? And especially EV truck fleet buyers? The F-Series is already the best selling vehicle family in the country so it isn't like Ford doesn't know a successful formula to move massive volumes. Plus they already have a good relationship with state and local governments.

  • Schmitt trigger Schmitt trigger on Oct 21, 2020

    Its all about bragging rights. Drive up to the Golf Club parking lot, and have all your fellow golfers green with envy. Like wearing short sleeves shirt on a cold day such that people can admire your new Rolex.

  • Ttacgreg Ttacgreg on Oct 21, 2020

    $110k?? Soak the rich first. It is a repeated pattern that I have witnessed many times in many product lines, and not just cars over the decades. It is a practical thing to do for some new paradigm product. Helps pay off the development cost. Establishes the product with trendy people. Helps give the manufacturer time to work out kinks and streamline production processes.