WHAT IT IS: A large four-door, five-passenger electric SUV cousin to the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck. The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV will start production with the limited Edition 1 in Moonshot Green Matte, but additional colors will be available on lower trims. The SUV’s cool features include a removable roof, a lighted crystal “Hummer” bar on the front, the lunar Sea of Tranquility etched into the speaker grilles and on the floor, and large digital displays. An Extreme Off-Road package provides 18-inch wheels and available 37-inch tires, underbody armor, rock sliders, a front eLocker, and virtual rear lockers to augment the standard four-wheel drive with rear torque vectoring.
The Hummer also has Super Cruise hands-free driving assist, an adaptive air suspension, four-wheel steering, and extras such as Extract and Crab Walk modes to get out of dicey situations on the trail. There is a ferocious launch control sequence known as Watts to Freedom—or WTF—and with three motors, the top-trim Hummers generate 830 horsepower and about 1,045 lb-ft of torque, enough to blast from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. Over time, more affordable models will be added with one fewer motor, less power, lower range, and fewer features.
WHY IT MATTERS: The pickup and SUV bring back the iconic Hummer name but on zero-emissions vehicles. They are part of a wave of new EVs from General Motors in all shapes and sizes, for all brands and markets, and these new vehicles are being developed in half the usual time. The Hummer uses GM’s Ultium battery system for up to 300 miles of range on a single charge. The SUV is expected to outsell the pickup, and GM hopes the pair proves to consumers that legacy carmakers can make cool and capable electric vehicles.
PLATFORM AND POWERTRAIN: The Hummer pickup is the first EV on GM’s new dedicated platform that will support the Hummer SUV and Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup trucks, as well as large SUVs. GM’s Ultium batteries are packaged into modules and provide a range of 250 to 300 miles per charge, depending on the trim level, which also dictates whether the model has two or three electric motors. Horsepower ranges from 625 to 830. The base SUV comes with 400-volt fast charging; the rest of the lineup uses 800 volts. A bidirectional charger allows power to flow in or out, so it can power accessories, provide juice to your home during a blackout, or charge another electric vehicle.
ESTIMATED PRICE: The Edition 1 starts at $105,595. The rest of the lineup will launch by spring 2024 at prices ranging from $79,995 to $99,995.
EXPECTED ON-SALE DATE: Q1 2023