The GMC Hummer EV Pickup has generated a large number of new reservation orders in November, the automaker confirmed during a recent media presentation.
General Motors confirmed this week that it has received roughly 60,000 non-binding pre-orders for the GMC Hummer EV so far this year – with 80 percent of those being for the range-topping Edition 1 trim level. During a recent media conference call that was attended by GM Authority, Duncan Aldred, Vice President of Global Buick GMC, said November has been the best month for pre-orders for the vehicle apart from last October when the vehicle first debuted, although he stopped short of saying exactly how many pre-orders it has received this month.
The sudden uptick in interest for the GMC Hummer EV is likely related to the recent media event that GM held to celebrate the opening of the Factory Zero plant in Michigan where the vehicle will be produced. This media event was attended by President Joe Biden, who climbed behind the wheel and tested out the vehicle’s ‘Watts to Freedom’ launch control mode for the media’s cameras.
“I’ve gotten a chance to drive some pretty incredible vehicles over the years, but I never could have imagined ones like the electric vehicle I took for a spin today,” Biden said of the Hummer EV. “The future is electric – and it will be made right here in America.”
GM CEO Mary Barra also rang the opening bell for the New York Stock Exchange to mark the opening of Factory Zero, which may have generated additional interest for the Hummer EV.
The first examples of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV First Edition are currently being built at Factory Zero, with deliveries set to commence in December. The pickup has a GM-estimated range of 329 miles and will be able to tow up to 7,500 pounds. Power comes from a 1,000 horsepower Ultium Drive tri-motor setup fed by a ~200 kWh lithium-ion Ultium battery. Prices for the range-topping Edition 1 trim, which comes standard with the Extreme Off-Road Package, start at $112,595.