GMC Hummer EV SUV To Arrive After Pickup Truck4
The GMC Hummer EV will be offered as both an electric pickup truck and as an electric SUV, General Motors has confirmed.
GM showed off the Hummer EV pickup truck and SUV to media guests during its EV Day event in Michigan this week. According to Car and Driver, the pickup truck will be called the SUT, while the utility will simply be referred to as the SUV. The SUV ride on the same platform as the SUT pickup and will have similar or identical performance and range.
The Hummer EV SUV and SUT are apparently identical from the b-pillar forward and will feature removable roof panels for both the front and rear passengers. They will also feature a chunky c-pillar, according to Car and Driver, suggesting the pickup will appear quite a bit different than the current GMC Sierra.
Like most other EVs, the Hummer SUV and SUT will feature tech-laden cabins with a 15-inch infotainment screen and 12-inch digital instrument cluster.
GM released details on the new BEV3 electric vehicle platform that will underpin its electric cars, trucks and SUVs this week. Thanks to its proprietary Ultium battery tech, GM’s new EV platform will be able to use 50-200 kWh batteries and will feature 800V fast-charging at up to 350 kW in truck models like the Hummer EV. The automaker has said previously the Hummer EV will have up to 1,000 horsepower and will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in around three-seconds when properly equipped.
We’ll get our first glimpse of the GMC Hummer EV when it makes its debut May 20th, 2020, at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan. Only the pickup truck will be shown at this time, however, with the SUV expected to arrive at a later date. Preorders for the pickup will also open on May 20th.
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Source: Car and Driver
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Twice the battery capacity of Tesla, faster charging speeds, and substantial cost reductions due to economies of scale and updated chemistries with reduced cobalt content. But you complain about the (older platform) Bolt EUV not charging as fast?
These are going to be really impressive products and GM’s clearly putting a ton of emphasis on EVs. What I’d criticize more than anything is their inability to generate much of a buzz. Why weren’t they hyping the heck out of this event? Where’s the public version of the live stream? Also, what are their plans for reuse and recycling? And what progress is being made on expanding fast charging networks?
The game changer is the Battery. General Motors claims that through its joint venture with LG Chem, announced late last year, will drive their battery costs down to below $100 per kWh. In 2019, battery prices averaged $156 per kWh, a BloombergNEF (BNEF) analysis found, which was down from $1100 per kWh in 2010.
BNEF has estimated that it won’t be until 2024 that the average battery price falls below $100/kWh. If GM does reach that price before then, it would make their EVs much more affordable relative to others on the market. Nonetheless, the automaker didn’t divulge a timeline for when its venture with LG Chem would produce the batteries at that cost.
Twice the capacity of Tesla and much lower cost……
The SUV was expected as the truck and SUV share much and the truck will just have a longer wheel base for the bed.
Really glad the SUV has been confirmed. You have to have an SUV if you’re going to revive Hummer. Also really interesting is the removable roof panels…it may not be gas, but GM is clearly aiming to establish Hummer as a true off-road brand that can appeal to Wrangler and Bronco fans. The Hummers will be more upscale and expensive, but having the most desirable Wrangler features on their trucks is a terrific move.
It’s going to be so hard to wait for May 20th. Damn.
The S UV version needs to have the capability of hauling 4 by 8 ply wood sheets. That way it can be used as the family car and truck both. Similar to the old Ford Excursion. Outdoorsman still love the versatility of that vehicle and thats exactly the market this suv needs!!!