In an amazing turn of events, General Motors stopped manufacturing its gas-guzzling Hummer in 2010. However, unknown to many, GM was working on the electric version of its highly successful vehicle, which debuted in 2022. The all-electric Hummer appears as a pickup truck and also as an SUV. The pickup is a beast, to say the least, with over a thousand HP delivered via three electric motors, with an estimated 329 miles of range per charge. Plus, it hits 60mph in just 3.3 seconds.
While we will go into all the juicy stats of the latest electric Hummer a little later in the article, a few notable additions are those removable roof panels, air suspension, and four-wheel steering.
How Much Is A Hummer EV?
The top Edition 1 Trim retails at $110,295. However, this one is already sold out. The next is the EV3X, which is cheaper at $106,645. This was the second in line to hit production. The price includes features such as variable air suspension, a 13.4-inch infotainment display, and Super Cruise.
At the bottom of the pile are the EV2X and EV2, costing $86,645 and $96,646, respectively. Both these trims will not be available in 2022.
2022 GMC Hummer EV Horsepower
As of this writing, the only powertrain available is with three electric motors, outputting 1000hp. All-wheel drive comes standard with the Hummer EV, capable of zipping from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. According to GM, the acceleration and control are down to the company’s Watts to Freedom system.
The maneuverability of the Hummer EV is excellent, especially at low speeds, mainly due to its rear-wheel steering system. However, it can be slightly more challenging to control at higher speeds. Check out some of the off-road statistics below.
Hummer EV Range Per Charge
The Hummer EV uses the automaker’s new battery pack technology, Ultium, which boasts of delivering 329 miles of range per charge. During independent testing, reviewers have observed that the true range is around 290 miles per charge, with the vehicle driven at an average of 75mph.
Hummer EV Charge Time
GM has opted to use an 800-volt electrical architecture that takes advantage of 350-kilowatt fast charging. This means that when hooked up to a fast charger, it can deliver 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. However, people who don’t have a fast DC charging station nearby can also charge their Hummer at a regular charging station or hook it up overnight at home, but as expected, it will take longer to charge.
You are probably wondering why charge time matters since the Hummer EV can go for 300 miles on a single charge. However, that’s made possible by the massive battery, which, when empty, takes quite a while to replenish. While it can charge at 350 kW peak, the fastest on the market, these chargers are few and far between. Plus, even with these, it can take 45 miles to go from 20 percent to 80 percent.
Having a level 2 charger, like most average people at home, means topping it to full charge will take slightly over 16 hours. If all you have is a 110-volt outlet, it will take at least twice as long. Technology has changed so much since the first military hummers were made, which only managed 11 MPG.
2022 GMC Hummer EV Towing Capacity
General Motors states that the Hummer EV can lug up to 7500 pounds when it comes to sheer towing capacity. How does it measure up to the competition? The competing Rivian R1T can tow 11,000 pounds, and the Ford F-150 Lightning can tow 10,000 pounds.
Independent towing tests show that the Hummer EV can tow 6100 pounds, mainly the average double-axle camping trailer. However, adding weight to the vehicle drops the range to just 140 miles when driving at an average of 70 mph.
Check out our friends over at TFLoffroad giving the EV Hummer a towing workout.
Interior Quality and Cargo Space
The old school Hummers, i.e., the gas guzzlers that GMC was so famous for manufacturing, were SUVs; the EVs have taken a more crew cab pickup type form, with a five-foot bed. However, the vehicle’s style does play a role in what you can expect on the inside.
The Interior materials of the Hummer EV aren’t as premium as you’d expect for the price, and the cabin isn’t as roomy as most owners will want it to be. However, a removable roof means that you can, if needed, expose yourself to the elements. The top is reminiscent of the T-top-type design, popular with muscle cars and GM sports sedans in the 1970s.
The panels are transparent, akin to regular panoramic glass sunroofs, but lifting them off and putting them in the front, i.e., the trunk, gives the vehicle a more convertible vibe, similar to Jeep’s Gladiator.
The vehicle has many moon-inspired design touches on the dead pedal and speaker grilles. These are subtle reminders of the auto manufacturer’s connection with space via NASA astronauts and their electric Apollo 15 lunar rover that GM helped engineer.
The Hummer EV comes with a 13.4-inch multimedia display and a 12.3-inch digital cluster panel. The eye-catching graphics were designed by none other than Epic Games, makers of Fortnight (video game).
At first glance, it isn’t hard to tell that this is a high-resolution screen with some of the best graphics. However, people have reported a slight bit of lag, which suggests that the system does not have enough juice to power all the graphics. However, it could be something that’s addressed with a software update.
In addition to all the bells and whistles you’ll expect from any infotainment system, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, there is also a Wi-Fi hotspot and the company’s OnStar telemetrics onboard.
The Hummer is now officially not a gas-guzzling, environmental disaster on wheels. However, it continues to retain its off-road capabilities and can keep up with most supercars on the highway. Plus, despite its electric chops, it can still hang with some of the most established players in the industry.
While it has undoubtedly become environmentally friendly, it burns through electricity faster than any other on the market. Plus, the powertrain could do with some additional tweaking. However, we’ll say that this is the perfect truck for Hummer lovers who don’t want to own a gas guzzler anymore and will be delighted by the cool new features that GMC wants everyone to know about.