Last fall, after a lengthy publicity campaign, including a high-profile Super Bowl advertisement, GMC launched a new Hummer EV truck. The product is designed around GM’s upcoming 800-volt Ultium battery and Ultium Drive electric motor. It will lead GM to re-electrify when the first batch of Hummer EV Edition 1 arrives at customers in 2022. Sometime in the second year, the Hummer EV truck will be with the second bomber electric ubiquitous machine-the Hummer EV SUV.
It was officially revealed online Monday morning that the Hummer EV SUV is actually the smaller of the pair, with an overall shorter length of 20 inches (507 mm) and a wheelbase of 9 inches (227 mm). GMC said this will make the Hummer EV SUV more maneuverable than trucks in off-road trails and cities, especially if the optional four-wheel steering system is installed, allowing it to walk crabs diagonally.
However, cutting 9 inches from the wheelbase obviously means fewer Ultium modules are used in the dual-stack battery pack. Like Hummer’s electric trucks, GMC is not ready to quote the exact kWh in its packaging. But the maximum power of its three electric motors is only 830 hp (619 kW) instead of the 1,000 hp (746 kW) provided by the truck’s 24-module kit. Similarly, GMC’s estimated range is only 300 miles (482 km) to 350 Miles (564 kilometers) of bed.
Otherwise, the SUV is roughly the same as the truck we saw last year. Its off-road performance is really impressive: 13 inches (330 mm) of suspension travel and 32 inches (813 mm) of walking ability, able to cope with 60 degrees of inclination. It has a large number of camera views to ensure you don’t get the tires wrong, and there are anti-skid plates to protect important parts just in case.
Of course, one problem with staying away from civilization is that you stay away from things like charging infrastructure. As a result, GMC adjusted its mobile app to include off-road routes and even estimate energy consumption (data obtained through the Hummer EV fleet, so it should become more accurate over time) and the end of the route with The distance of nearby chargers. GM’s hands-free “level 2” driver assistance system will also provide an enhanced version of the Super Cruise, which will at least make it easier to drive into the wild.
The price of the Hummer EV SUV should be announced when it approaches the market, but as a background, the price of the Hummer EV truck will be between $79,995 and $112,595, depending on the specifications.
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