General Motors this week introduced a game-changer when it comes to electricity powering automobiles.
The 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 is the first-of-its kind Supertruck that was designed and built to demonstrate that power and energy can be developed without emissions.
And that’s why I call it a game-changer. Up until now, electric-powered vehicles have lacked the cachet necessary to make much of a dent in the market. Now there is gorilla truck out there, one that once-upon-a-time was viewed as the ultimate gas-guzzler, that will turn heads and be viewed as a – maybe even the – vehicle of the future.
The Hummer will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables unprecedented off-road capability, extraordinary on-road performance and an immersive driving experience designed to put occupants at the center of every moment.
Or, so says the press release.
The Hummer EV will get its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries and power from Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units. A GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque are generated by three separate motors within two Ultium drive units to give Hummer EV’s e4WD remarkable on- and off-road capabilities.
Additional purposeful and intuitive technologies will complement the truck’s range and capabilities to enhance and elevate every excursion. For instance: