The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV is General Motors’ first truck designed around an EV platform. It is labeled as a pickup truck and its payload and towing ratings are in line with the Sierra 1500, however, its premium price tag will likely mean that it lives an easier life than most half-tons. It is loaded with GMC-first and industry-first technological innovations and all Edition 1 trims have already been claimed.
Choosing Your GMC Sierra 1500
The HUMMER EV is available in one trim currently, the Edition 1, and it starts at $110,295. There will be lower-priced variations available in future model years.
The Edition 1 features three motors that provide all-wheel-drive traction. Combined, the motors produce 1,022 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque. That is more than the much-less-expensive Ford F-150 Lightning’s 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque and more than the Rivian R1T’s cumulative output of 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque from its four motors. GMC likes to throw out an 11,500 pound-feet of torque rating but that is “at the wheels” which is not typically reported by manufacturers.
The HUMMER EV incorporates a 212.7 kWh battery pack with an industry-first wireless battery pack management system, that helps the large, heavy (9,000+ pound curb weight) and blocky truck achieve an EPA-estimated 329 miles of range. As one might expect given its shape and size, it is inefficient and earns an EPA-estimated 47 MPGe combined, much less than the Rivian’s 70 MPGe rating.
The Edition 1 trim is equipped with an 800-volt charging system that enables about 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes from a 350-watt charging station.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The HUMMER EV stretches to 216 inches (about six inches longer than the Yukon), sits 86.7 inches wide (about the same as a Ford Raptor), and is 79 inches tall (about three inches more than the Sierra 3500).
Inside, the five-passenger truck offers 64 inches of front shoulder room and 39 inches of rear legroom (about three less than a crew-cab Sierra). The truck’s bed is 60 inches long and 50 inches wide. The HUMMER EV can tow up to 7,500 pounds and can haul 1,300 pounds in the bed.
The HUMMER EV is equipped with the latest in safety technology including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection, SuperCruise hands-free highway driving with automatic lane change, lane keep assist, and automated parking assist.
The HUMMER EV has not been rated by NHTSA or IIHS.
A 13.4-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard and utilizes an Android-based operating system. It connects with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM with 360L, and a Wi-Fi hotspot and plays through a 14-speaker Bose sound system.
There are several USB ports, a wireless charging pad, and a 120V power outlet onboard for charging duties.
The Edition 1 trim is a fully loaded trim offered in one color. Less expensive, trims will be available in the coming years. The sole trim features 18-inch wheels wrapped with 35-inch mud-terrain tires, LED exterior lighting with six individual lights across the top of the grille that spell “HUMMER”, an adaptive air-suspension system that helps achieve 15.9 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, rock sliders, front and rear differential locks, four-wheel steering with crab-walk low-speed capability, 18 cameras (including underbody cameras), proximity entry with digital key capability, and a power front trunk that fits the removable transparent roof panels.
The interior features eight-way power seats with heating and ventilation and memory positioning. Synthetic leather covers the seats, steering wheel, and door panels and a 12.3-inch gauge cluster helps communicate the many terrain and drive modes - including a launch control feature and one-pedal driving with adaptive regenerative braking settings.
An optional power-retractable tonneau cover is offered for $2,300.
The Edition 1 trim is a vehicle that turns most expectations on their heads. It is very heavy yet accelerates to 60 mph in a GMC-estimated three seconds, its impressive off-road clearances mean sacrifices to aerodynamic efficiencies yet it still yields 47 MPGe, and it pushes the pricing envelope into new territory. The Edition 1 is less about being an EV in the typical sense and more about realizing the new levels of capability afforded by the electrical powertrain.