Energy & Power
GMC to relaunch Hummer as an electric pickup
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
On May 20, 2020, GMC is unveiling its Hummer EV battery electric truck via a national television ad. The ad will highlight the pickup truck’s up to 11,500 lbs per foot of torque, horsepower of up to 1,000, and its ability to go from 0 to 60 km per hour in as little as three seconds.
The Hummer EVs will also boast batteries developed at GMC’s Battery Lab in Warren, Michigan; a battery-electric chassis that provides “optimal” range, ride and handling and a new digital vehicle platform that provides the bandwidth and connectivity to support the truck’s electric propulsion systems and active safety systems.
In a news release, GMC notes that while the Hummer EV is its first foray into electric pickups, it will not be the company’s last, saying, “we will offer not just one pickup, but multiple models with multiple variants, for multiple customers,” including cars, crossovers, SUVs and pickups.
GMC’s electric vehicles will be built at its Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant, where the company has just announced it will be investing $2.2 billion. This plant will be GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle plant. It is also investing an additional $800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of its new electric trucks.
GM’s first all-electric pickup truck is scheduled to begin production in late 2021.