General Motors has lifted the veil on the 100% electric version of its giant 4×4, which promises performance at the height of its excess.
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After a few months of expertly orchestrated teasing, General Motors presented its Hummer EV, an electric adaptation of its flashy all-terrain, of which Arnold Schwarzenegger was one of the heralds. Excess is always the order of the day, but it is adorned with the virtues of electricity to keep up with the times.
There will be no less than four versions of the electric Hummer. A first “Edition 1” model will be released next year. It will be the most powerful and expensive version, with three electric motors jointly developing 1,000 hp on all four-wheel drive. According to the manufacturer, the Hummer EV could shoot 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. We are told a maximum range of 560 km for the 800v battery which will support recharging to 350 kW on compatible terminals. General Motors promises that with this power, it will only take 10 minutes to regain 160 km of range.
Four versions of the Hummer EV between 2021 and 2024
Not surprisingly, the general design is very close to that of the thermal Hummer of the 1990s: massive and very imposing. The Hummer EV is a pickup that offers crossing, traction and load capabilities that make it more of a utility vehicle. But it is a safe bet that it will first appeal to a wealthy clientele attracted by the large 4x4s which impose them, as was the case for its elder. It will cost $ 112,595 (95,000 euros at the current price) for the Hummer EV Edition 1 which will arrive next year. A Hummer EV3X in 2022 at $ 99,995 (approximately 84,000 euros), a Hummer EV2X in 2023 at 89,995 dollars (approximately 76,000 euros) and a Hummer EV2 in 2024 at 79,995 dollars (approximately 67,000 euros) will follow.
The electric bond allows the Hummer to rise from its ashes and General Motors to strike back at Tesla’s Cybertruck and Rivian’s R1T. The fact remains that the quantity of batteries and the energy necessary to align such performances and autonomy do not fit well with the current ecological and urban planning imperatives and the need to move towards more frugal vehicles, even if they are electric. A reality that did not seem to touch customers since General Motors announces that the first year of production of its Hummer EV Edition 1 had been booked in an hour of time via the Internet.
The Hummer EV will feature a “crabbing” mode of travel where the four-wheel steering aligns in parallel for low-speed diagonal maneuvering. © General Motors
The Hummer returns in a 1,000-horsepower electric version
Article by Marc Zaffagni published on 01/31/2020
General Motors has decided to resurrect its enormous all-terrain, the Hummer, in an electric version which will be unveiled in May 2020.
The bête noire of the ecologists is about to return, but this time to coax them. General Motors has just announced that it will present a 100% electric Hummer on May 20. The huge all-terrain vehicle, which was originally the military vehicle Humvee, in the 1990s became a popular 4X4 with some wealthy and flashy drivers, aided in this by Arnold Schwarzenegger who was him. – same fan.
Recall that the actor has since become a fervent defender of the environmental cause that he carried as governor of the State of California (2003-2011) and that he is now at the head of the non-governmental organization R20 which fights against climate change.
The Hummer EV, star of the Super Bowl
Beneath its virtuous exterior, the Hummer EV does not renounce excessiveness. General Motors announces an electric power equivalent to 1,000 horsepower and a torque of 15,590 Nm. This latter figure probably refers to the torque delivered by the wheels and not by the electric motors themselves. According to the manufacturer, the Hummer EV could shoot 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. According to initial indications, it would have a pick-up type body.
We should get a first glimpse of it in the commercial that General Motors has planned to broadcast during the Super Bowl, the grand finale of the 2019 National Football League season in the United States, which will take place on February 3. The Hummer EV will be assembled at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant. Its launch is scheduled for spring 2021.
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