They’re back: New Hummer EVs still have swagger

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Previously known for its outrageous design and as a favorite vehicle of actor and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new GMC Hummer EV will look significantly different.

And, finally, more details are now available for its pending debut.

The new Hummer EV will be available in several models.
The new Hummer EV will be available in several models.

Its engine and many other features will also different than its extinct predecessor. The new Hummer will be an all-electric, full-size luxury pickup with a long driving range.

Here are some new attributes:

Crabwalk. In low-speed situations, the front and rear wheels can turn the same way for a “crabbing” type maneuver. The rear wheels can also turn opposite the front. The feature improves precise handling at higher speed and a tight turning radius at lower speeds.

New Hummer: New looks, new engine

Display Screens. Two large monitors will be featured, one for the instrument panel, one for the infotainment system.

Removable Roof. The EV’s roof is clear and the panels can also be removed for a convertible-like approach.

Super Cruise. It’s hands-free driving on mapped roads, about 200,000 miles in the United States.

Standard equipment on all of the new EVs will include: Super Cruise capability with three years of service, UltraVision with High Definition Surround Vision, Digital Key, 35-inch-OD tires, Infinity Roof (with removable panels), power rear drop glass and a 6-function MultiPro Tailgate.

The GMC Hummer EV model options:

EV1. It will be the first fully electric model to arrive and will be priced at $112,595. It will use a 2-motor or a 3-motor setup. The 3-motor Edition 1 models will be the first available and will have an estimated 350-mile range. It will have 800-volt 350-kilowatt DC fast-charging capability. Available 2021.

EV3X. Will be priced at just over $100,000. It adds a 3-motor drive system, torque vectoring and Watts to Freedom. It a driving mode allows maximum acceleration with a promoted 0-60 miles per hour time of three seconds. Available in 2022.

EV2X. Will be priced at just over $90,000. It adds adaptive air suspension, CrabWalk and Extract mode. Available in 2023.

EV2. Will be priced at just over $80,000. It will feature a two-motor drive system with all other standard features. Available in 2024.

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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: [email protected].

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