Interestingly, this wordmark will be used to refer to “electronic suspension control systems for motor land vehicles,” the trademark filing indicates. It’s not clear what Extract Mode is exactly, however the name and description give us an indication of what it could be used for.
Seeing as it is called ‘Extract Mode’, we could see this being a drive mode that automatically adjusts the vehicle’s suspension for either intense off-roading or towing. As HummerNation.com points out, which was the first publication to report on this filing, the drive mode could for “extracting” other vehicles when they are stuck in the mud, for example. Suspension height, stiffness and other such parameters can be extremely important for towing, so it would be helpful to have a dedicated mode for it that negates the need for the driver to adjust the air suspension settings themselves.
Extract Mode may join the already confirmed Crab Mode for the GMC Hummer EV. Crab Mode allows all four of the electric vehicle’s wheels to point in the same direction, allowing it to “crawl” across a slippery or low grip surface. This could be helpful when off-roading, giving the driver yet another tool to help get them over rough or slippery terrain.
The GMC Hummer EV will debut in SUT (Sport Utility Truck) form on October 20th, 2020. GM will eventually introduce an SUV variant of the full-size electric vehicle, though it is expected to debut after the pickup.
The Hummer EV will be available with a one- two- or three-motor powertrain setup, with the tri-motor version making over 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, enabling a 0-60 mph time of three seconds flat. The truck will ride on the automaker’s new BT1 electric platform, which is a version of the existing T1 truck platform for battery-electric applications and will be built at GM’s new Factory Zero plant (formerly Detroit-Hamtramck) in Metro Detroit.
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