The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup will not come with a standard spare tire, GM Authority can confirm.
Despite the fact that it is being marketed as a capable off-roader, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup will not feature a standard spare tire and will instead ship with a tire inflator kit. This is a peculiar decision on GM’s part, as getting a flat tire far off the beaten path could leave GMC Hummer EV Pickup owners stranded.
On the plus side, GM has developed a ‘Bed-Mounted Vertical Tire Carrier‘ for the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, which allows for up to two full-size spare tires to be mounted in the vehicle’s bed. This is optional equipment, however, and will not be included as standard with the vehicle. This design also takes up quite a bit of space on the pickup’s bed, although it seems as though it can be easily unbolted and removed for daily commutes. Pricing for the optional Bed-Mounted Vertical Tire Carrier comes to $1,995.
The available Enhanced Off-Road Package for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup also includes the Bed-Mounted Vertical Tire Carrier. In addition to the spare tire carrier, the off-road-focused equipment package also includes an 18-inch by 9-inch Black Aluminum Spare Wheel with machine Accents, a Spare Mud Terrain Tire, a Spare Tire Jack and Tool Kit and an Off-Road Recovery kit. The Enhanced Off-Road Package can’t be combined with the optional Power-Retractable Tonneau Cover, as the included spare tire carrier would prevent the tonneau cover from closing properly.
The GMC Hummer EV will be offered with multiple drivetrain configurations, although the range-topping First Edition model is the most powerful. The First Edition’s tri-motor powertrain is good for 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of wheel torque, enabling a zero to 60 mph time of about three seconds. Under the skin is the dedicated GM BT1 electric vehicle platform, with GM’s Ultium battery tech and Ultium Drive motors providing motivation. Production will take place at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck facility in Michigan, which was recently renamed Factory Zero to denote its status as an EV-only plant.