General Motors has confirmed the official maximum towing capacity and payload rating for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1.
During a media call hosted this week that was attended by GM Authority, Vice President of Global Buick GMC Duncan Aldred announced the following towing and payload figures for the GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1:
- Tow rating: 7,500 pounds or 3,402 kilograms
- Payload rating: 1,300 pounds or 590 kilograms
These towing and payload ratings are comparable to those of the 2022 Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup. When equipped with the available 3.6L LGZ V6 engine and two-wheel-drive, the Chevy Colorado LT Crew Cab Short Box has a maximum tow rating of 7,000 pounds and a max payload of 1,543 pounds. The towing capacity for the Colorado also climbs to 7,700 pounds when the available 2.8L LWN Duramax turbodiesel engine is equipped.
While these towing and payload capacities may seem slightly low for a vehicle with 1,000 horsepower, it’s worth pointing out that the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is tailored more to off-roading rather than towing with its oversized tires and soft suspension, which may affect its towing/payload performance. The vehicle also weighs over 9,000 pounds by itself, so a GMC Hummer EV Pickup towing a 7,500 pound trailer equates to a very heavy ~16,500 pound rig.
GM also confirmed the range of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup this week, which sits at 329 miles. It’s not clear how towing a 7,500 pounds trailer would affect the vehicle’s range.
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 is produced at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan. Pricing for the Edition 1 trim starts at $112,595, although this version of the truck sold out 10 minutes after the order books opened last October. Customer deliveries of the pickup will begin in December, meaning we’ll likely see the GMC Hummer EV Pickup on public roads before the end of the year.