The first GMC HUMMER EV Pickups for the 2022 model year have now been produced at Factory ZERO, and customer deliveries will begin shortly. GMC’s incredible supertruck is the first of many Ultium-based consumer vehicles that will be produced as part of General Motors’ vision for an electric future.
Mark Reuss, GM President, said, “This truck helped us get closer to an all-electric future with speed and agility. With our Ultium Platform as the foundation for a broad range of applications, the GMC HUMMER EV offers our customers the ultimate in capability and performance.”
GMC HUMMER EV Pickup VIN 001 was auctioned recently at Barrett-Jackson for $2.5 million with proceeds going to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit honoring Sept. 11 first responder Stephen Siller. Gold Star families and families of first responders killed in the line of duty can receive mortgage-free, accessible smart homes from the foundation.
In addition to its Interstellar White exterior and unique Lunar Horizon interior, GMC’s HUMMER EV Edition 1 is powered by GM’s new Ultium Platform. GM estimates that it will produce up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pounds-feet of torque. The starting price is $110,295. Signature features include a 4-Wheel Steer equipped with CrabWalk2 – that allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, enabling diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability on challenging terrain.
HUMMER EV Edition 1 includes Adaptive Air Suspension with Extract Mode3 that enables the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches (149 mm) to help the GMC HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or fording water.
The pickup’s transformation from Watts to Freedom4 – a driver-selectable experience that unleashes the full acceleration potential of the EV propulsion system, including GM’s estimate of a 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds – is one of its key features.
Super Cruise5 – a driver-assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads, and a new automatic lane changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver while following signaling protocols.
Though reservations for Edition 1 models are sold out, reservations for available models are currently accepted online. The GMC HUMMER EV leads future production of zero-emission vehicles at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, which has been retooled, upgraded and expanded with a $2.2 billion investment by GM. Factory ZERO will serve as the launchpad for the company’s multi-brand EV strategy.