GMC Hummer EV enters production line, costs $112k
General Motors' much-awaited Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup truck has entered production. The pure electric pickup truck version of the iconic Hummer is claimed to offer a 529 km range on a single charge.
The electric pickup also comes debuting General Motors' proprietary Ultium battery architecture. Priced from $112,595, this limited-run launch edition will have the capability to tow up to 3,402 kg and haul up to 590 kg load, claims the automaker.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will be classified as a heavy-duty vehicle, with its curb weight of 4,103 kg. Upon launch, this electric pickup truck will compete with rivals such as Ford F150 Lightning, Rivian's e-pickup and Tesla Cybertruck as well. Also, this is going to be GMC's entry model in the growing number of pure electric pickup truck fleets.
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General Motors claims that it has so far received more than 125,000 lakh bookings for the Hummer EV Edition 1 electric pickup. However, the automaker has not revealed the exact number of models it plans to build throughout the year.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup truck comes featuring a futuristic design that is muscular and carries design philosophy inspiration from the iconic Hummer. However, the EV gets several elements that are absolutely modern and indicate zero-emission characteristics.
The EV gets power from a three-motor electric powertrain. It is claimed to be capable of sprinting 0-96 kmph in three seconds.
Recently, US President HJoe Biden visited the US auto manufacturer's Factory ZERO's grand opening. He also took the GMC Hummer EV for a test drive last week. This certainly helped in spiking the interest around this pure electric pickup truck. Upon launch, the GMC Hummer EV will revive the iconic off-roader that became famous for its all-terrain running capability.