We’re often on the lookout for test mules, and while they’re usually nothing too special, sometimes we hit gold. The last one we wrote about was such an example: a Ford Mustang, very clearly showing hints at what could be an AWD system and a hybrid powertrain. Now, we bring you something equally as cool, the GMC Hummer EV on the road.
What Is The GMC Hummer EV?
GMC calls it the world’s first all-electric super truck, with 3 electric motors supplying the vehicle with 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels, and a battery pack big enough to give it 350 miles of noiseless range. In the mode “Watts to Freedom”, it will power its way to 60mph in just 3 seconds, and when it gets to dirt, a click of a button will raise the suspension by an additional 149mm. This gives it 60omm of wading depth.
It’s looking to be priced at around $112,595.
Testing On The Road
Hummer Nation took the following photos of the Hummer EV which was first seen on the back of a flatbed truck. Others reported seeing it on the side of a highway. User Michael Laszlo said the Hummer looked slightly different from the photos we’d seen before. It was missing its fenders, body trim, mount for the license place, and the front lighting was much simpler than what we’ve seen in renders.
A shark fin antenna had been fitted to the roof, along with sleeker side mirrors and tubular running boards. The rear suspension had also been changed, according to the Hummer Nation user, with a slight change to the tail to incorporate a camera.
When Will The GMC Hummer EV Be Released?
We haven’t received official word of when the Hummer EV is going to be released, but pre-orders began last October. We’d like to see it officially unveiled later this year, but it could be pushed to 2022 depending on the effects of Covid.