Military Style Hummer EV Imagined In New Renderings15
Back in July of 2020, GM Authority exclusively revealed that a military version of the upcoming GMC Hummer EV was not out of the question.
At the time, GM Defense President David Albritton told us in an interview that the all-electric pickup truck “could provide a great base platform for an electric vehicle to be used in the military context”. He also said that there were not yet any plans to produce such a thing, but added, “we’d like to position ourselves as the company that can provide those kinds of capabilities if or when they’re needed”.
Now, the artists at HummerNation.com have picked up on this, and produced renderings of a military Hummer EV in three colors and two body styles. Two of the renderings are the same shape as the civilian vehicle, which is scheduled to go on sale in the range-topping Edition 1 configuration this fall at a cost of $112,595. The other body style, virtually painted in a shade of tan, has a hardtop cover over the bed, which would likely be more useful in military applications.
All three have black wheel arches, custom front bumpers, and two enormously long rear antennas to allow the crew to stay in radio contact with the rest of the squad. Appropriately, they also sit on no-nonsense steel wheels which wear seriously chunky off-road tires.
A military Hummer EV would complete a historical automotive circle. The original Hummer, retrospectively named H1, was the civilian version of AM General’s High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), colloquially known as the Humvee. The H1 was introduced in 1992 and remained in production until 2006. General Motors acquired the rights to the Hummer brand in 1999, even though AM General was responsible for producing the H1 and the later H2, which was produced from 2002 until 2009, when GM closed Hummer down during Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
A smaller Hummer, the H3, was introduced for the 2006 model year. It was entirely a GM product, with no AM General involvement. It was also produced by The General at three facilities: Shreveport, Louisiana, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Kaliningrad, Russia (operated by Avtotor).
If it ever went into production, the military-spec Hummer EV imagined by HummerNation.com would be, strictly speaking, the first military Hummer ever built. Although clearly derived from Humvee, the actual Hummer nameplate has only ever been used for civilian vehicles.
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Military vehicle? You can’t be serious!
I can hear it now: “Stop the war guys, gotta recharge! Be back in a few hours.”
Yeah right, because in the battlefield wherever you look you see a shell or Exxon station! And the enemy forces hear your bigass noisy diesel engine from two miles away.
An electric military hummer is a terrible idea and in general, hummer evs are not the way to go.
Give it up with the renderings already.
Give it up with the dumb comments already.
Millennials have absolutely no common sense, with the limits on range that would be suicide for the troops inside. As one said earlier whoops wait a few hours we have to recharge. As I’ve said before to all the fanboys of EVs, when the infrastructure is set up and recharged batteries are ready for replacement in 10 minutes time like you can refuel your ICE vehicle now they will become an option. Until then they are nothing more than a fad, they make great commuters but ask them to do any work.
Amen, Bob. I’ve been saying the same thing for years. All that EV supporters tout now is about the increases in range, but nothing about the fact that once the batteries are spent, than you’re down for many hours. The only response to that is . . . crickets!
you are authorized to travel no more than 400 miles a day. an EV can make that. anything more than 400 miles they have to stop between authorized points to stay the night where they can sleep and charge. stop talking.
. . . and, of course, the enemy will be required by the Geneva Convention to honor the same schedule, huh. Yeah, right!
So many haters on here. I for one love how these look.
Not “haters”, Bryan, just logical thinking people who ask questions regarding the viability of EVs.
As Bob said, “they make great commuters”. That said, EVs are useless as “t_ts on a rain barrel” for highway travel.
Please answer the question: “Once the batteries are spent, how do I ‘fill it up’ in ten minutes to get back on the road?”
Montana Bob – you’re either short sighted or misinformed.
First these are renderings to desmontarte a fictional vehicle probably some to show how cool the new GMC Hummer looks. You’re over thinking it.
Second, not all military vehicles need to drive long distances. There are specific use cases for military vehicles. An EV will have its spot, with and without hydrogen backing. And there is a reason the president of GM defense suggested that the Hummer EV could at some point be used in the military.
Now then… how about you answer an inverse of your own question…
“Once the ICE fuel is spent, how do I ‘fill it up’ in ten minutes to get back on the road?”
It’s not like there are gas stations in many military environments.
What these young people don’t understand is what’s going to happen when you don’t have electricity? you’ll always be able to get gas but with earthquakes and what not you’re screwed. There’s no way I being in my 60’s would EVER consider a EV they just don’t make sense.
Wasn’t AM General the special division of American Motors that managed the military Jeep? And the HMMWV was produced to replace the military Jeep?
The EVs will be pulling small trailers with a generator on them. Already offered in Europe.