A name long associated with hulking, gas-guzzling SUVs returns on an electric pickup truck.
With an unveil date of May 20, 2020, and production set for GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, the GMC Hummer EV likely arrives in dealers in mid-to-late 2021. While GM isn’t saying much about the model’s technical details, the company did announce the EV will have 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 pound-feet of torque, and hit 60 miles (96 km) per hour in 3.0 seconds. Given the high torque figure, we suspect GM will fit the Hummer with an individual electric motor at each drive wheel, for four total.
Regardless of how the Hummer pushes its electric power to the ground, expect the truck to offer the off-road capability long associated with the brand. It’ll also sport classic Hummer design cues, such as a relatively upright windshield, a wide maw, and short overhangs. LED headlights that span the width of the vehicle, however, clearly mark this as a different breed of Hummer. We anticipate it’ll wear a rather high price tag, too, possibly breaking the six-figure barrier when optioned out.
GM retired the Hummer line of vehicles nearly a decade ago after expanding the brand’s lineup to include the H2 and H3 SUVs and trucks. While the new Hummer enters the market as a GMC, there’s always the possibility that GM will once again break the brand out on its own. Hey, stranger things have happened—and we hear a Hummer-badged electric SUV also is in the works.