GMC Hummer EV Equipped With AAM TracRite Differentials12
The all-new GMC Hummer EV takes the latest technology and applies it to a battery-driven off-roader, conquering the trail with electrons alone. In order to put those electrons to use in the most effective manner possible, the GMC Hummer EV is equipped with an AAM TracRite EL Electronic Locking Front Differential differential.
Similar to vehicles equipped with an internal combustion engine, the GM Hummer EV utilizes the AAM TracRite differential to split the power from a single electric motor to drive both wheels on an axle. The AAM unit features the company’s electronically controlled locking feature, which acts as a complement to the virtual locking utilized in the two-motor rear axle. Up front, the AAM differential can lock both front wheels to turn at identical speeds. Upwards of 100 percent of available torque can be sent to either the left or the right wheel, thus enhancing traction of the fully electric four-wheel-drive system.
“AAM’s TracRite EL Electronic Locking Differential is a workhorse differential that delivers power from the electric motor on the road and has the capability to increase traction off road,” said AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David C. Dauch. “AAM’s long history with industry-leading driveline systems coupled with award-winning EV technology enables differential technology that enhances the experience for drivers looking for exceptional vehicle performance both on and off road.”
Further off-roading specs for the GMC Hummer EV include a maximum ground clearance of 16 inches for SUV models and 15.9 inches for pickups, with a max approach angle of 49.6 degrees for the former and 49.7 degrees for the latter. Max suspension travel is set at 13 inches.
As a reminder, the GMC Hummer EV is offered in two body styles, including a pickup and an SUV. Both are based on the GM BT1 platform, and come powered by the GM Ultium Battery and GM Ultium Drive technologies. Multiple powertrain configurations are offered, with peak output rated between 625 horsepower and 1,000 horsepower. Production will take place at the GM Factory Zero facility in Michigan (previously known as GM Detroit-Hamtramck). The first units will ship later next year.
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Good, drop the price 50k, make it affordable.
Forget the price, drop the weight by 50 percent. At 9,100 pounds, this vehicle is grossly irresponsible.
With the turning circle better than a mach e and the crabwalk maneuver with 8 degree rear wheel steering, I don’t see how this is “grossly irresponsible”. Sure the weight is too much but GMC engineered it to have all those driving features so it doesn’t handle like a fat boat that the h1 was. Plus 1,000hp is going to help pull this beast too.
Wow so cool the crab walk this is amazing gm is so innovating. I can’t wait to take this off-roading in the desert I already have some battery chargers for when it dies.
And an extra-long extension cord.
Actually power can be transferred quickly from one EV to the Hummer should the need arise.
With 13″ of travel, 16″ of ground clearance and a max approach angle of 49°…this should be a very capable off-road machine. I doubt many will use it to its fullest potential…most will probably never see off-road use, but its impressive to be sure.
These are about the same specs as the H1.
I can’t wait until the first off-roading contest between an H1 Duramax
and the new HUMMER EV.
GM does not care where they are used as long as people buy them.
Just remember much of this will trickle down to the Chevy EV truck over time.
I expect and hope the Silverado EV will be much tamer. The Hummer is a Halo vehicle, the Silverado needs to be something that is attainable to the average person who doesn’t want to spend $100k.
“Upwards of 100%”???
To make the HUMMER EV a complete clone of the HUMMER H1 it will need to offer Central Tire Inflation.