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.
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.