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News The GMC Hummer EV’s Max Tow Rating Is a Reasonable 7,500lbs

The GMC Hummer EV’s Max Tow Rating Is a Reasonable 7,500lbs

The new GMC Hummer EV is less of a workhorse and more a high-performance truck

  • It is the lowest of the current crop of electric trucks.

  • It’s lower than some midsize trucks like the Chevrolet Colorado.

  • Weight and range considerations likely explain the rating.

Despite manufacturers launching new electric cars and SUVs, most eyes in North America are on electric trucks. One that’s garnered plenty of attention is the GMC Hummer EV which promises to be quite the performer in most respects excluding towing.

2022 GMC HUMMER EV | Photo: GMC

All recently revealed electrics pickups boast off-roading capabilities, power, and range that are on-par or superior to their ICE counterparts. One important criterion is towing and so far, trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning (10,000 lbs), Rivian R1T (11,000 lbs), and Tesla Cybertruck (up to 14,000 lbs with the tri-motor layout) are in a war for max towing capacity. One electric that is not in this race is the GMC Hummer EV.

Rated at “only” 7,500 lbs according to The Drive, the Hummer falls short of expectations however there are potentially good reasons for this number. One is that the big GMC already tips the scale at a mammoth 9,000+ lbs. Another is its recently-revealed 329-mile range which would severely be affected while towing as was the case with the R1T.

Bottom line is that, with 1,000 horsepower and massive torque, the GMC Hummer EV will be more about on- and off-road performance than outright capabilities.

Rivian R1T Towing Test Shows a 62% Range Loss

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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