The GMC Hummer EV is perhaps one of the most talked about EV truck offerings in recent memory. While the Tesla Cybertruck might have it beat in terms of theatrics, GMC is pulling out all the stops to promote its inaugural step into the EV world.
But we’ve still seen very little of GMC’s new EV.
The stunning visual package would make Michael Bay and his Transformers-fueled effects blush with envy. They include dramatic shots of thunderstorms, an image of a grille-less C/K-era truck, rumbling earth and more.
However, each vignette does appear to tell a subtle visual story when looked at closely. For example, the C/K truck and its missing front grille could be a subtle link to the Hummer’s all-EV powertrain, while the thunderstorm could be a reminder of the electricity thrumming through its veins.
GMC has been fairly mum on details for the Hummer EV, but the very few details shared include:
- The EV powertrain will deliver 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque.
- 0-to-60-mph will be achieved in 3 seconds.
- There will be a pickup and SUV version.
- A “Crabwalk” mode will allow for diagonal travel.
- The Hummer EV will sport easily removable roof panels (a la Jeep Wrangler).
What we don’t know: Everything else. And that includes pricing and range.
GMC began to tease us with the details in a 2019 Super Bowl spot, and the Hummer pickup was originally supposed to make its debut back in May. But strict Covid-19 lockdown orders in Michigan forced the brand to push its plans back to October. Like the recently unveiled Cadillac Lyriq, we suspect that the truck we’ll see will be a near-production prototype, with some of the kinks being smoothed out closer to production.
As the end of the current teaser states, go time is October 20 at 8 p.m. EST: “See it. Reserve it.”