GM premieres electrified 2022 Hummer

The Hummer will make an emphatic return to the road in 2022 after General Motors officially launched the new electrified version of the vehicle in a global reveal this week.

As GM looks to establish itself as a prominent player in the electric vehicle (EV) segment, the 2022 Hummer EV represents the manufacturers first venture into the world of electric technology.

The all new vehicle will retain much of the unique styling that saw the Hummer become a polarising vehicle on the roads during its original run between 1992 and 2010.

Available in both dual-cab ute or SUV styles, the Hummer EV comes equipped with a demountable ‘infinity roof’, allowing the vehicle to transform into an open top vehicle, while the same recognisable front end design remains.

However, when it comes to under the hood, the new Hummer could not be any more different to its predecessor.

Powered by GM’s new Ultium battery system, the Hummer EV comes with three built-in motors located within two Ultium drive units.

It is this system that gives the vehicle an expected 1,000 horsepower and 15,592Nm of torque according to GM, while a blitzing 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 3.0 seconds has also been claimed.

A comfortable driving range of 560km has been confirmed for the Hummer, courtesy of a 200kWh battery that can be recharged to 161km in just 10 minutes through a 350kW high-speed charging system.

The Hummer will also come equipped with a ‘crabwalk’ feature, designed by GM to allow the rear wheels of the vehicle to turn by up to 10 degrees in either direction, allowing the vehicle to travel diagonally. Coupled with specially engineered 35-inch tyres and there is no doubt that this vehicle has been designed for optimal off-road performance.

GM has confirmed that production of the Hummer will commence in late 2021, ready for delivery from 2022.

At this stage there are no plans for GM to bring the new Hummer EV down under, however, the impending arrival of GM’s new Specialty Vehicle brand (GMSV) later this year does provide an avenue should the company decide to import the vehicle in the future.

Source: EvTalk | Electric Hummer in 2021

23 October 2020

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