However, with the new 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV and Pickup variants, Hummer owners can now take pride in their zero-emission vehicles while passing by traditional gas-guzzling hybrids.
Although it doesn’t have a traditional combustion engine, the new EV Pickup still maintains the bold, imposing, and excessive characteristics that make a Hummer a Hummer. Additionally, it is quite an amusing vehicle to drive.
The new 2024 GMC Hummer EV brings back the classic and recognizable design that made the H2 and H3 models iconic. The front fascia features the traditional slotted design. However, it has been updated with a modern touch, a connected light bar that creates a one-of-a-kind front profile.
The exterior styling is further enhanced by classic Hummer design elements such as robust tow hooks, black accents, and American flag trim, making it a true representation of the Hummer legacy. The Edition 1 EV Pickups are only available in white.
However, buyers can choose to add a touch of personality with red, black, or bronze accenting and matching bronze wheels. The vehicle is massive, measuring 216.8 inches long with a 135.6-inch wheelbase and 93.7 inches wide. However, the four-wheel-steering system allows it to have a small turning radius of 37.1 inches.
The off-road capabilities are impressive, with an air suspension that offers an Extract Mode with up to 15.9 inches of ground clearance and approach, departure, and break-over angles of 49.7, 38.4, and 32.2 inches, respectively, and the ability to ford up to 32 inches of water.
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV will be available in two different motor configurations, each with three different power outputs. The base model, the Hummer EV EV2, will have two electric motors that produce 625 horsepower and 7,400 lb-ft of torque at the wheels, with a range of 250 miles.
The EV2x model will have the same power output but a longer range of over 300 miles. These models will not be available until Spring 2024 and 2023, respectively. The Edition 1, however, will have a tri-motor setup that produces 1,000 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque.
This model has a launch control mode called Watts To Freedom, which allows it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. This model also has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.
The Hummer offers a ride that is similar to a truck; however, the air suspension and positioning of the battery make it less inclined to lean while taking corners in comparison to any gas-powered pickup truck that has been driven.
Despite its size, the vehicle is extremely agile thanks to its four-wheel steering feature. The rear wheels can rotate up to 10 degrees, allowing the Hummer to navigate tight turns with ease.
This feature is particularly useful when changing lanes, as minimal steering input is required. It can take some time to get used to this sensation, but it never feels uncomfortable. The exceptional power output also plays a role in making the Hummer feel more manageable. With 1,000 horsepower available, the truck accelerates with ease, even at high speeds.
The GMC Hummer EV boasts an impressive range of 329 miles, thanks to its massive Ultium battery pack that includes 205 kWh of usable capacity. This is double the amount found in most other electric vehicles.
Despite its impressive range, the Hummer’s 9,063-pound weight makes it less efficient, with a combined rating of 47 MPGe. Charging the Hummer also takes a significant amount of time, with a 350 kW peak charging speed that still takes 45 minutes to go from 20 to 80 percent charge and 16.5 hours on a level 2 charger at home. It’s not recommended to charge the Hummer using a 110-volt outlet.
The GMC Hummer EV, particularly in its upper echelon trim levels, comes with a price tag that is quite substantial. As such, one would expect a level of opulence and refinement in its interior design.
While it certainly stands out compared to other GMC trucks, such as the Sierra 1500 Denali, the overall ambiance of the cabin may not fully justify the cost. The Edition 1 model features a black and white color scheme that may not be the easiest to maintain clean.
However, the Hummer has a unique feature that sets it apart from the competition, the ability to remove the transparent sky panels and sliding rear window to create an open-air driving experience, reminiscent of that found in a Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco.
These panels can be conveniently stored in a specially designed compartment located in the front trunk.
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV may not have the largest cargo bed in the market, but its five-foot area is more than enough to pack all the necessary gear for a weekend camping trip.
This beast comes with a roll-up tonneau cover as a standard, but for those who want more protection, an upgrade to a power-retractable hardcover is available for an additional $1,200.To make the bed even more versatile, GMC has added the Multi-Pro tailgate which offers various configurations such as a portable workstation, bed stop, and a built-in Kicker audio system with Bluetooth capabilities.
And if the bed isn’t enough, the front trunk, or “frunk,” provides ample storage space since there’s no engine taking up room. Furthermore, the powered eTrunk is massive, providing enough space to store all four roof panels with ease.
Despite its electric power source, this vehicle still embodies the rugged and commanding presence of a traditional Hummer. Its bold styling and impressive off-road capabilities are matched by its ability to accelerate with the speed of a supercar. However, its high consumption of electricity is a reminder that it still maintains the power and performance of its gasoline-powered predecessors.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does the Hummer EV have 1000 hp?
The Hummer EV boasts an impressive combined power output of 1,000 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, which is truly remarkable.
- What is the Hummer EV’s top speed?
The maximum speed of this vehicle has been limited to 106 mph, a wise decision given its size and weight.
- Can Hummer use a Tesla charger?
The Tesla Charger can be used to power up the vehicle by utilizing the J1772 to Tesla adapter. It is a seamless process, and the vehicle charges effectively.
- Is a Hummer bulletproof?
While Humvees may appear to be indestructible, they are not entirely immune to bullets. The vehicles are primarily constructed using a combination of hardened steel and bullet-resistant glass, which provides a level of protection, but not complete bulletproofing.
- How much does it really cost to fully charge Hummer EV?
At designated charging stations, one can fully charge their Hummer EV for approximately $50, or for a discounted rate of $37 for Pass+ members, with charging rates of $0.32 per minute and $0.24 per minute, respectively.