General Motors rewrote the rules on off-roading with the introduction of the all-new GMC Hummer EV, reintroducing the iconic nameplate as a battery-powered, high-tech beast in a livestream debut back in October. Now, we’re getting a look at the new GMC Hummer EV on a real-world road in the following spy shots.
Recently posted to social media by Roadshow, the new spy images give us a look at a pre-production prototype of the latest GMC Hummer EV pickup truck. Interestingly, this prototype model comes with a set of placeholder headlamps and camo covering for the roof panels. Beyond that, the model looks just like the vehicle that debuted in October, with a tall, wide stance, big, knobby rubber, and four-door body style.
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“We think this prototype could be bound for winter testing, as it was captured outside GM’s technical center in Warren, Michigan,” Roadshow writes in the social media post caption.
Given the location of where these photos were taken, we believe that General Motors may have decided to stage the spy photos to help drum up a little extra attention for the all-new GMC Hummer EV.
Adding to the argument is the prototype’s front license plate, which reads ‘WTFMODE,’ undoubtedly a reference to the Hummer’s “Watts to Freedom mode,” which “unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds,” per the official General Motors press release – exactly the kind of thing GM would like folks to remember about the upcoming GMC Hummer EV.
As a reminder, the first customer-bound units of the new GMC Hummer EV are expected to hit dealers in the fall of 2021 for the 2022 model year. The new battery-driven Hummer rides on GM’s EV-dedicated BT1 architecture and runs the automaker’s Ultium lithium-ion battery tech and Ultium Drive motor tech. Production will take place at the GM Factory Zero plant, formerly known as GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly.