As you remember, due to the coronavirus pandemic, automaker General Motors has postponed indefinitely the premiere of the GMC Hummer EV electric car, originally scheduled for May 20. This week, GM posted a new video of the novelty and announced new dates for the announcement.
Now the creators of the electric car promise to present it in the fall of this year and immediately open pre-orders, serial production will start exactly one year later – at the end of 2021. However, the most interesting moment of the video was the teaser of a crossover (SUV) based on the GMC Hummer EV pickup.
To release a crossover and a pickup truck based on the same platform is a very logical decision, which has already been demonstrated by Rivian and Bollinger, but up to this point General Motors has only talked about a pickup. The timing of the GMC Hummer EV crossover has not been announced, but it is guaranteed to happen after the pickup is released.
The video recalled that the GMC Hummer EV will receive 1,000 hp. and will be able to accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 3 seconds. Also mentioned was the “Infinity roof” mode, in which you can remove the glass panels from the roof, turning the electric car into a kind of convertible, as well as the new modes Adrenaline mode (most likely an analogue of Tesla’s Ludicrous mode) and Crab mode (off-road control on rough terrain) …
The GMC Hummer EV will use the new Ultium proprietary “super-fast” charging batteries. Their capacity and range have not been announced, but it is expected that from a full charge the electric car will be able to travel about 400 miles (650 km).
The assembly of the GMC Hummer EV electric pickup and electric crossover will take place at the Detroit-Hamtramck factory in Michigan (USA), in the modernization of which General Motors has already invested $ 3 billion.
Recall that the first Hummer H1 was a civilian version of the military Humvee SUV, it was released in 1992. Then the Hummer H2 (from 2002 to 2010) and the Hummer H3 (from 2005 to 2010) entered the market, the production of the internal combustion engine line was closed in 2010.