Back in April, we were the first to report that the debut for the new GMC Hummer EV pickup truck would be postponed as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Now, General Motors has made it official with a statement.
“While we cannot wait to show the GMC Hummer EV to the world, we will reschedule the May 20 reveal date,” the automaker said in a press release today. “In the meantime, the team’s development work continues on track and undeterred. We invite all to stay tuned for more stories on this super truck’s incredible capability leading up to its official debut.”
General Motors did not specify a new date for the GMC Hummer EV reveal. However, GM did indicate that initial availability would open up in the Fall of 2021.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a long list of disruptions, delays, and cancellations for General Motors over the last several months. The automaker announced that it was suspending North American production operations back in March, while the the reveal events for the new Cadillac Lyriq all-electric crossover, Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, and possibly go-faster variants of the C8 Corvette have all been delayed. Model refreshes planned for the 2021 model year have also been pushed back, including the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox.
That said, the mildly refreshed 2021 Chevrolet Colorado and 2021 GMC Canyon pickups appear to be moving ahead.
Meanwhile, the new GMC Hummer EV reintroduces the Hummer nameplate as a battery-powered pickup truck and utility vehicle under the GMC brand. It will utilize GM’s new BT1 EV platform and offer upwards of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque in top-trim form, sprinting to 60 mph in roughly three seconds. Buyers will have a choice between a single-, dual-, and three-motor powertrain setup.
Along with the announcement that the GMC Hummer EV reveal was postponed, GM also dropped a new teaser video that shows the all-electric silently vehicle cruising through a forest. Check it out below.