GMC Teases HUMMER EV Ahead Of New Fall Debut

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, Automotive Editor - July 31, 2020

Originally, General Motors was supposed to unveil the GMC Hummer EV on May 20. The coronavirus changed that, as the pandemic caused the automaker to push back the reveal to an undisclosed date. Recently, GM confirmed that the new unveil date for the GMC Hummer will be later this fall, while production of the electric vehicle will begin in fall 2021. An official date wasn’t given, but at least we now have a rough estimate.

At the same time as the announcement, GMC also released a new teaser video of the upcoming electric vehicle. The one-minute video gives us a look at the EV going through the design process and a look at the front end being sculpted from clay and then to sheet metal. Toward the end of the video, we get a look at the Hummer EV’s silhouette, which has a sharply raked rear windshield that appears to have a greater slope than the front windshield. It’s an interesting design element that we’re excited to see in the flesh.

GMC drops an even bigger bombshell at the end of the video when it reveals the silhouette of an upcoming Hummer SUV. Apparently, GMC will utilize the same platform and overall styling on the Hummer EV to introduce an SUV. While the front end looks nearly identical, at least from the side, to the pickup truck, the rear end is entirely different. All we can really tell from the profile is that it has a spare tire that’s mounted on the tailgate and a traditional SUV design.

GMC Hummer EV

We also learned that GM’s excellent Super Cruise system will be available on the pickup truck. The current version of the driver-assist system that was recently showcased on the all-new Cadillac Escalade, is capable of handling all of the steering, braking, and accelerating tasks on mapped highways. The system can also complete lane changes on its own.

From what we’ve heard before, the GMC Hummer EV will be rated at 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. The pickup truck will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. The pickup will reportedly be able to travel up to 400 miles on a single charge thanks to GM’s new Ultium batteries. The GMC Hummer EV pickup will compete in the electric truck segment that’s expected to grow in the coming years.

The GMC Hummer EV is expected to be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, which was home to the Chevrolet Impala. Production for the sedan ended earlier this February, at which point GM announced that the facility would be converted to produce electric vehicles.

If all goes well, we expect to hear more information about the upcoming GMC Hummer EV pickup and SUV before its fall reveal.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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