After nine years, the beloved Hummer is back, but not in the way you may have expected. Rather than the gas-guzzling powerhouse of yesteryear, the newest edition is powered exclusively by an electric motor. So, without further ado, welcome to the Hummer EV.
What little we know about the Hummer EV is that’s meant to be as capable off the road as on it, and with GMC’s recent promise a rugged AT4 trim from every vehicle in its lineup, there very well may be a nostalgia-inducing SUV-type trim of the Hummer EV as well as the base “pickup” model. In terms of appearance, details are sparse, as the only image available is the teaser image released ahead of the year’s biggest football game – depicting a six-slat grille with an illuminated “HUMMER” emblazoned on the front.
Though the new Hummer EV won’t have the V8 gas engine fans have grown to expect from the brand, GMC promises the Hummer EV should be able to rave from 0-60 miles per hour in around 3.0 seconds, making it a rival to almost any sports car on the market. Though GMC has been somewhat hush-hush about the revolutionary vehicle, the promise of off-road capabilities means there’s likely to be an all-wheel-drive system and electric motors for both the front and rear axles.
The Hummer EV will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant, and is expected to go on sale in the fall of 2021, likely for the 2022 model year. We can’t wait to see you right here at Danny Len Buick GMC when the groundbreaking Hummer EV finally hits the road.