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2022 GMC Hummer EV: Everything We Know

This is what we think 2022 GMC Hummer EV, first electric powered pickup truck will look like. (FULL PREVIEW)


Hummer comeback rumors have been swirling since 2013. Seriously. But following a not-so-brief nine-year hiatus, the iconic SUV nameplate finally returns – this time in the shape of a GMC-badged, completely electric powered truck. 

Unfortunately, we do not know all the details yet as the manufacturer is keeping some key facts under cover until May. But there are a few key points you ought to know.

We know that the GMC Hummer EV will have 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) and a reported 11,500 pound-feet (15,590 Newton-meters) of axle torque. That means the truck must be capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds. The new Hummer also guarantees to be on- and off-road-ready, as well as constructed here in the U.S. The EV will name GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant home.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV truck debuts in full on May 20, 2020, and goes on sale the following month. But we ought to know more about the upcoming truck in just a few months.

Sport Truck returns?

If the brand name isn’t self-explanatory, this is GM’s revival attempt of the Hummer brand in an effort to cash in on that sweet, sweet nostalgia. Only this time the name Hummer succeeds GMC branding, and instead of a brawny V8 underhood, this model uses a battery pack(s) instead.

GMC promises a “truck.” But whether that means a brawny SUV-type vehicle, a regular pickup, or something in-between (please be the Hummer HX concept) stays unclear. 

What we do know is that it will be powerful both on the road and off of it, like most GMC products. And with GMC making sure a rugged AT4 choice for each and every car in its lineup, an even more challenging Hummer is absolutely possible.

What Does It Look Like?

2022 GMC Hummer EV What Does It Look Like?

Our only glimpse at the new Hummer comes from the teaser image released by GMC ahead of the Big Super Bowl game, and in it, we see a six-slat grille (like ones on the H2 and H3) with every letter of the word “HUMMER” emblazoned within it. The grille itself is illuminated, and blends with the squared LED headlights.

Lower down on the picture there is a giant vent opening, a “GMC” badge positioned top right, and a strong set of the front fenders flares. We expect a skid plate is also hiding below these elements. There are also some special lighting elements, both on the hood and roof, that are distinguishable within the image.

For the time being, we’ve got rendered our very own guess at what the front end of the Hummer EV and its body may look like. We’ve imagined something that’s akin to a Hummer truck with GMC styling cues, wearing the face that is seen in the official teaser.

Even though GMC calls it a “truck,” we’re not sure the new Hummer will be a common pickup. Our hope is that it resembles something comparable to the Hummer HX concept from 2008.

What’s Under The Hood?

What’s Under The Hood of GMC Hummer electric vehicle

Sorry, Hummer faithful, this one may not have a V8. GMC’s Hummer will be entirely electric powered with more than 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of axle torque (that number is a bit misleading, but that’s what the manufacturer is quoting). GMC says the Hummer EV should be able to hit 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just three seconds, which would make it faster than many supercars.

Unfortunately, GMC hasn’t provided specifics on matters like battery capacity, motors, or charging time. Those important points show up closer to the Hummer’s official debut in a few months. But given its “off-road capabilities,” expect an all-wheel-drive machine and at least two electric powered motors – one on the front axle and another in the rear.

Where Will It Be Built?

GMC Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan
GMC Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan

GMC will build the new Hummer EV at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan. This corresponds with reports that recommend GM will construct the new Hummer EV alongside the upcoming Cadillac Escalade. Though, Cadillac hasn’t validated Escalade for manufacturing in Detroit just yet.

How Much Will It Cost?

GMC provided no clues as to how much the Hummer EV would possibly cost. But let’s speculate. The upcoming Rivian R1T pickup will cost much less than $69,000. The Tesla Cybertruck will be a bit more affordable, asking close to $40,000. And the current gas-powered GMC Sierra pickup costs about $30,000 to start but goes up to $54,700 for the fancier Denali model.

A safe estimate would put the GMC Hummer truck at about $80,000. Considering GMC is the world’s “only premium truck brand,” expect a premium price tag also. Denali and AT4 models (if they happen) would probably be a bit more expensive.

When Will We See It?

GMC says that it will entirely debut the Hummer electric powered pickup truck on May 20, 2020.

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