Just last week, General Motors officially announced it would reintroduce the Hummer brand as a new all-electric pickup truck under the GMC umbrella. Dubbed the GMC Hummer EV, GM provided a few tantalizing details on what the all-electric pickup would offer, and now, we have new specs with regard to the powertrain setup.
According to GM President Mark Reuss, the GMC Hummer EV will offer three different powertrains, each of which will have a unique motor combination and output levels.
Speaking to investors earlier this week, Reuss shed some light on the different powertrain setups of the forthcoming GMC Hummer EV:
“When we go to market, we’ll have one-motor, two-motor, three-motor versions, offering different ranges, different performance at different price points to meet the customers’ needs whatever they may be,” Reuss said.
The statement was made after GM’s claim that the new GMC Hummer EV would produce upwards of 11,500 pound-feet of torque, while previous GM Authority reports have indicated that the pickup will make upwards of 1,000 horsepower, while sprinting to 60 mph in 3 seconds. As we covered previously, that 11,500 pound-feet figure is likely calculated using some non-standard methodology, and is designed to grab attention, with a standard measurement placing the EV’s torque figure somewhere in the ballpark of 1,100 to 1,400 pound-feet.
Regardless, these head-spinning numbers will most likely be tied to the top-tier, three-motor setup Reuss mentioned to investors, which opens up the possibility for more accessible trim levels with the single- and double-motor configurations. Additionally, the new EV will offer “incredible on- and off-road capability,” with the multiple motor setups suggesting both RWD and AWD to put the power down.
Look for the new GMC Hummer EV to debut May 20th, 2020, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. We’ll be following this story closely, so stay tuned, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Hummer news, GMC news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.