The GMC Hummer EV will make its debut during an online live stream at 8 p.m. ET tonight, but the automaker appears to have spoiled its own surprise after the “All-Electric Supertruck” leaked out via a website banner ad this morning.
A Jalopnik reader sent the site a screenshot of a banner ad showing a front-three-quarter view of the GMC Hummer EV, joined by a bold white font laid over a black background reading “The World’s First All-Electric Supertruck.” The photo appears to legitimate, as we’ve also seen General Motors refer to the GMC Hummer EV as a “Supertruck” in an earlier teaser advertisement for the battery-electric pickup. The ad allegedly appeared on the tablet version of CNN‘s webpage for a brief period this morning.
The styling of the truck in the ad appears to line up with what we were expecting for the GMC Hummer EV, as well. The large, single front LED light bar that spans the width of the front end is the same as what was seen in the previously released teaser image and is joined by other unmistakable Hummer cues like a huge front skid plate, narrow greenhouse, upright windshield and high beltline. The silhouette of the vehicle is also identical to GM’s silhouette teaser it released previously (below).
Dedicated Hummer enthusiasts who were worried about the vehicle’s off-road capability can probably put those concerns to rest, as the truck appears to have quite a bit of ground clearance and is riding on large (perhaps 35-inch?) tires. As we reported previously, it’s likely these tires are Nitto Terra Grappler G2s, though GM has also displayed the BT1 electric truck chassis with BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM3 rubber on it, as well.
The GMC Hummer EV will be offered with a one-, two- or three-motor powertrain, with the tri-motor version expected to produce over 1,000 horsepower. This model will also be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in three seconds flat – hence the “Supertruck” nickname. Certain versions of the pickup will also be able to travel an estimated 400 miles between charges thanks to GM’s large new Ultium lithium-ion batteries.