The winning bidder of the auction won the rights to the first 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 once production of the battery-electric pickup truck begins later this year. The Hummer EV will be built at GM’s Factory Zero plant in Metro Detroit, which is currently undergoing a major renovation to the tune of $2.2 billion that will transform the 40-year old plant into a modern-day EV production facility.
This exclusive live photo gallery of the GM Hummer EV Edition 1 was taken on the floor of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
All proceeds from the sale will go toward the Tunnel to Towers Foundation – a non-profit that builds mortgage-free and fully accessible smart homes for injured veterans, Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The charity was started by Frank Siller, who currently serves as its chairman and CEO, to honor the memory of 9/11 first responder Stephen Siller.
“One-hundred percent of the hammer price from this auction will resonate across America,” said Siller. “This donation from the Hummer EV Edition 1 will help build homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
“We are thrilled with the auction results and what the proceeds will mean for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation,” added GMC brand boss Duncan Aldred. “We also recognize the support of Barrett-Jackson for this special occasion, which made it a 100 percent charitable endeavor.”
Order books for the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 opened up immediately following the vehicle’s debut earlier this year, with the limited-production model selling out shortly after. The Hummer EV Edition 1 comes with a 1,000 horsepower tri-motor powertrain, as well an Extreme Off-Road Package with 18-inch wheels and 35-inch tires, Adaptive Air Suspension, GMC MultiPro tailgate, 800-volt DC fast charging and the latest version of GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system.
All GMC Hummer EV trucks will tap GM’s BT1 dedicated electric vehicle platform, as well, and will use an Ultium lithium-ion battery pack and Ultium Drive electric motors. While the Hummer EV Edition 1 is sold out, the automaker is still accepting reservations for the rest of the available models via its website.