The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV will be offered with an onboard electric generator-like function called the Power Station that will be able to draw 3 kilowatts of power from the vehicle’s battery.
General Motors says the Power Station can turn the GMC Hummer EV SUV into a handy power source when out on backcountry trails and can also serve as a backup power supply in the event of a power outage. The system, which enables customers to utilize up to 3 kilowatts of power from the vehicle, will be available on the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, as well as the tri-motor EV3X and dual-motor EV2X models.
The optional Power Station for the GMC Hummer EV SUV is evocative of the onboard power generator that Ford has developed for the F-150 pickup. The Ford generator, dubbed Pro Power Onboard, is available in 2.0 kilowatt and 2.4 kilowatt versions, while the F-150 Hybrid model has an optional 7.2 kilowatt generator. The 2.0 kilowatt and 2.4 kilowatt systems give the user access to two handy 120-volt outlets, while the more powerful 7.2-kilowatt system has four 120-volt outlets and one 240-volt outlet.
Full details on the outlet setup for the GMC Hummer EV Power Station aren’t available, but the automaker says it will feature both 120V and 240V outlets. Users will also be able to charge another electric vehicle through the 240V outlet at 19.2 kW AC.
“The new available Power Station generator offers significant external powering capabilities to power off-road adventures and more,” the automaker said in a statement. “With enhanced vehicle hardware, the Hummer EV SUV can jump charge another electric vehicle at 240v/25A/6kW and power a variety of equipment and accessories at 120v/25A/3kW.”
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV made its official debut during television coverage for the NCAA Final Four over the weekend. The Hummer EV SUV rides on the same BT1 platform as the Hummer EV pickup, taps GM’s Ultium batteries and Ultium motors and will feature the latest GM tech, such as an enhanced version of the hands-free Super Cruise driver-assistance technology. Production will begin at the GM Factory Zero plant, previously known as the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant, in early 2023. Prices for the Edition 1 model will start at $105,595 including destination.