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2022 GMC Hummer EV Emerges As F-150 Electric Competitor

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After ten years on ice, General Motors has officially relaunched Hummer as a distinct entity within the GMC brand. Its first product is the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which is scheduled to arrive in late 2021 with up to 350 miles in driving range plus available removable roof panels, and four-wheel steering capability. The model is the first in a series of electric utility vehicles from GM, which is betting big on EVs.

Although the last Hummer rolled off the assembly line in 2010, causal glances at the 2022 GMC Hummer EV immediately bring to mind the brand’s past vehicles like the H1, H2 and H3. Behind the rugged exterior is a pretty capable machine, or “supertruck,” as GMC is calling it.

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There are three powertrain options on offer, starting with 625 horsepower and 250 miles of range on a single charge, followed by 800 horsepower and 300 miles of range, and finally 1,000 horsepower with 350 miles of range for the range-topping model. The range-topping powertrain is capable of propelling the Hummer from 0-60 mph in about three seconds, which is quite impressive for a vehicle of its size and weight.

GM also designed the truck to have some capability off the beaten path. Edition 1 models will be equipped with an Extreme Off-Road Package that includes 35 inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody protection, and underbody cameras for maximum off-road spotting capabilities.

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The electric truck also features Adaptive Air Suspension and four-wheel drive. Additionally, Four-Wheel-Steer capability with CrabWalk mode helps owners drive through tough conditions diagonally.

All models get the multi-function tailgate currently offered on the GMC Sierra as the MultiPro and Chevy Silverado as the Multi-Flex. Some models gets removable roof panels. Dubbed Infinity Roof, the panels can be stowed in the front trunk (aka the frunk).

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Inside, 2022 GMC Hummer EV owners will be treated to a 13.4 inch infotainment touchscreen and a 12.3 inch driver information display (previously known as the gauge cluster). Additionally, Edition 1 models will have GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology.

All of those features will come at a steep cost. The initial Hummer lineup is limited to Edition 1 Models priced at $112,595. That trim will launch in late 2021 as the first GMC Hummer EV model. Cheaper trims will trickle in after that, with the most affordable model – the Hummer EV2 – arriving in Spring 2024 at $79,995. Additionally, the Hummer EV pickup will be joined by an SUV variant at some point in the future.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is a multi-faceted vehicle that will compete with two Ford products. On the one hand, it will take on the upcoming Ford F-150 Raptor in the high-performance off-road space. On the other hand, it will compete with Ford’s forthcoming electric F-150 in the battery electric vehicle space. However, we have a feeling that Ford’s electric truck will take quite a different approach than the GMC Hummer EV.

An early prototype of the upcoming electric F-150 undergoing testing
An early prototype of the upcoming electric F-150 undergoing testing

And although it boasts a bed, its removable roof panels make the Hummer EV a quasi-Bronco competitor as well. In any event, it’ll be interesting to see how GM’s Ultium lithium-ion batteries and BT1 electric vehicle platform stack up against The Blue Oval’s future EV offerings. We’ll be here to keep you informed about it all, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for all the latest Ford F-150 news and round-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Edward Snitkoff

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. This Hummer is competing against the Cybertruck. The electric F-150 is for working truck owners and GM has no product yet to compete, That F-150 will sell more than all the other electric trucks together.

  2. You can’t be a competitor when your price out of the competition the F150 will not be in the price range the Hummer is shooting for $80k to $115k and the $80k don’t show up until 2024

  3. I was actually expecting this to be priced higher.

    I think Ford will sell more electric F-Series,. I see Ford having one work/daily driver electric truck, and one performance off-road electric one priced closer to this.

  4. I completely agree, this vehicle is not even in the same segment as the F150 Electric.

    BTW, can we talk about styling, did no one on the Hummer Development Team ask for some feedback on the styling?……..any chance its the same engineering group that designed and built the Pontiac Aztek?……That’s one ugly mother F#@#

  5. The GM team did a great job. Just read the GM Authority article:
    https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/10/gm-designers-sculpted-every-aspect-of-the-gmc-hummer-ev-by-hand/

    And you are one of the tiny minority who cannot appreciate a good design.

    All of the main EV truck concept designs look like real trucks except the Tesla Cybertruck. Many of those Cybertruck reservations will be canceled and redirected to reservations for the GMC Hummer EV before production begins.

  6. Nothing but hot air until it is actually produced. This was done to tickle shareholders ears and with Covid-19 once again on the rise who knows when one will actually be produced.

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