GMC to start Hummer EV deliveries in December – TechCrunch





The first electric Hummers will make their way to their new owners this holiday season. According to Autoblog, GMC boss Duncan Aldred has announced that deliveries of the Hummer Edition 1 – the all-electric truck variant that will cost buyers more than $ 112,000 – will begin in December. The conference also revealed that the Edition 1 has an EPA range of 329 miles, a little less than the 350-mile range the automaker originally expected.

GMC’s four-ton electric truck has 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 ft / lb of torque generated by its three engines, allowing it to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3 seconds. The truck can also tow up to 7,500 pounds and can haul up to 1,300 pounds. It was built on the Ultium Battery, the platform GM developed to electrify dozens of models from its brands in the years to come.

When it starts shipping next month, the Edition 1 Hummer EV will become one of the first electric trucks on the market with Rivian R1T. Tesla is also working on the electric Cybertruck, but the company deferred its release in 2022 in August. Autoblog says more than 80% of bookings for the Hummer EV are for Edition 1, but other versions of the electrified vehicle will still arrive in 2023. Some of these EVs will cost less and have longer range. GMC will also begin deliveries for the SUV version of the Hummer EV in 2023.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.




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