The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is chock full of high-tech features and innovative technology, but the rear bed in the battery-powered pickup isn’t as cutting-edge as one might expect. As it turns out, it was recently revealed that the Hummer EV bed would not offer GMC’s CarbonPro box technology.
Per a recent post from Hummer Nation, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV bed is fact stamped steel with a traditional spray-on bed liner. Considering General Motors offers the CarbonPro box technology on the GMC Sierra pickup, including the Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500HD, and Sierra 3500HD, the feature’s absence in the Hummer EV bed may come as a surprise to some.
As a reminder, GMC’s CarbonPro box technology incorporates an advanced, lightweight carbon-fiber composite known as Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Plastic, or CFRP, that enhances durability with best-in-class dent, scratch, and corrosion resistance. The technology is also lighter than a standard steel bed, and actually ups vehicle payload capacity.
The CarbonPro box technology is the kind of feature that would fit well in the GMC Hummer EV bed, especially when one considers the new Hummer’s space-age, futuristic design themes, such as the unique lunar-themed Easter Egg in the cabin. However, according to the recent Hummer Nation report, the Hummer instead uses stamped steel and a standard spray-in bed liner.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will launch with the top-trim Edition 1, which comes with three electric motors and produces 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, driving the pickup to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. Providing the electrons is GM’s Ultium battery technology, offering more than 350 miles of range per charge and 800-volt quick charge capabilities. Pricing for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is set at $112,595.