Production of the 2022 Hummer EV SUT will start at the end of 2021.
The three-motor powertrain is said to produce 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque.
The Hummer EV models will be assembled at the company’s Factory Zero plant in Michigan.
It was first revealed to the world back in January, will a full unveil promised for May 20th, 2020. And then the pandemic hit. Five months later, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV finally made its official world debut, albeit online.
As everyone likely all knows by now, the Hummer nameplate has been resurrected as a fully electric truck brand, and two models have been announced so far—the full-size SUT pickup that has just been presented, and an SUV that will arrive afterwards.
However, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT won’t simply be an EV spinoff of General Motors’ current line of full-size pickups, namely the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra. As a matter of fact, many unique features will set it apart, such as the removable and transparent roof panels, the drop-down rear window, the integrated cab and bed design—like we saw on the Chevrolet Avalanche and the Cadillac Escalade EXT—an 18-view camera system called UltraVision and a four-wheel steering system with what the brand calls CrabWalk.
It will also offer the MultiPro tailgate that’s found on the Sierra, and which will be available on the 2021 Silverado, along with an adaptive air suspension. A set of 35-inch tires is standard, while 37-inchers can be fitted. Several drive modes will be included, such as Watts to Freedom that “unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system,” as well Terrain mode and—later on—Extract mode which can raise the suspension by six inches in extreme off-road situations.
And of course, the all-electric powertrain with one, two or three motors for various output levels and four-wheel drive. The most potent GMC Hummer EV will boast 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, good for 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprints in three seconds. GMC estimates maximum range at 350 miles or 560 kilometres, while uplevel trims are compatible with 800V DC fast chargers up to 350 kW—which means a 100-mile or 160-kW charge in about 10 minutes. The Hummer EV can also be driven in one-pedal mode, and GM’s Regen On Demand wheel-mounted paddle is included, too.
The Hummer EV’s interior is luxurious, with range-topping variants boasting two-tone leather upholstery and dashboard design, and even bronze accenting for a glitzy appearance. A 13.4-inch infotainment screen is perched on the centre stack, while the driver instrument panel is a fully digital, 12.3-inch screen. Also available is a Bose 14-speaker surround sound system as well as Super Cruise, which currently is only offered on Cadillac models, but will expand across GM’s lineup over the next few years.
Four trim levels will be offered on the 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT. The EV2 has two motors, 625 horsepower and 7,400 pound-feet of torque along with a 250-plus-mile range. The EV2X has the same powertrain setup, but with a 300-plus-mile range. The EV3X is equipped with three motors, 800 horsepower, 9,500 pound-feet of torque and a 300-plus-mile range. Finally, the EV Edition 1 is the range-topper with the highest output and range specs mentioned above. It’s worth noting the Edition 1 won’t be available in Canada, but its EV3X trim will get the highest specs.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT will indirectly compete against the Tesla Cybertruck, the Bollinger B2, the Lordstown Endurance, the Nikola Badger and the Ford F-150 Electric. We say indirectly, because the only common denominators here are full electric propulsion and the fact that as these lines are being written, none are on sale yet.
The SUT and the SUV will be built on GM’s new BT1 electric truck platform that will also underpin a future Cadillac EV SUV, which may or may not wear the Escalade badge. BT1 will also be used for the Cruise Origin fully autonomous ride-sharing vehicle that GM is also working on. All these vehicles will be built in the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant that was recently renamed Factory Zero, using the company’s Ultium battery packs and Ultium Drive electric powertrains.
That’s only part of GM’s upcoming EV onslaught, as the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, in addition to future Chevrolet and Buick utility vehicles, will hit the market as well. They’ll be based on GM’s new BEV3 platform. Meanwhile, an updated Chevrolet Bolt EV and an all-new Bolt EUV will be introduced, built on the Bolt’s existing BEV2 architecture.
However, the star of this promised EV lineup is undoubtedly the 2022 Hummer EV. Production should start at the end of 2021 for the pickup variant, followed soon thereafter by the SUV. Here is U.S. pricing and availability for the Hummer EV SUT:
EV2: $79,995, Spring 2024
EV2X: $88,995, Spring 2023
EV3X: $99,995, Fall 2022
Edition 1 (limited availability): $112,595, Fall 2021