General Motors released images Thursday showing the first production GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 on the assembly line at Factory Zero prior to delivery. The rights to purchase this vehicle, which is tagged with VIN 001, were sold to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale 2020 auction for a cool $2.5 million.
The first examples of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup to roll off the line at Factory Zero are all Edition 1 models, which will be identically equipped with a white exterior, white Lunar Horizon interior and bronzed “Edition 1” interior badging. The Hummer EV Edition 1 also comes standard with GM’s hands-free Super Cruise driving assistant and the Extreme Off-Road Package, which adds 18-inch wheels, 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody skid plates, frame rail rock sliders and underbody cameras.
Power in the Hummer EV Edition 1 comes from an Ultium Drive tri-motor powertrain producing 1,000 horsepower, which is fed by a ~200 kWh Ultium lithium-ion battery pack. This gives the vehicle the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about three seconds, while the estimated range sits at a GM-estimated 329 miles.
|Availability||Spring 2024||Spring 2023||Fall 2022||Fall 2021|
|Power (hp / kW)||625 / 466||625 / 466||800 / 597||1,000 / 746|
|Wheel torque (lb.-ft. / Nm)||7,400 / 10,033||7,400 / 10,033||9,500 / 12,880||11,500 / 15,591|
|Estimated range (mi / km)||250+ / 400+||300+ / 480+||300+ / 480+||329 / 529|
Going forward, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup will also be offered in lesser trim levels, including the tri-motor Hummer EV3X, dual-motor Hummer EV2X and the entry-level Hummer EV2. The EV3X will enter production in the Fall of 2022, followed by the EV2X in Spring 2023 and finally the EV2 in Spring 2024.
The GM Factory Zero plant, which underwent a $2.2 billion renovation this year, will also produce the GMC Hummer EV SUV, along with future EV variants of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups and the Cruise Origin robotaxi.
In a statement, GM President Mark Reuss said the start of regular production at Factory Zero this week is the “first chapter,” for the automaker’s EV transition to a zero-emissions future.
“Both commercial and retail customers will benefit from the EV experience, from exhilarating acceleration to low cost of operation, versatility and ability to customize after the sale,” Reuss said. “GM is ideally positioned to provide EVs for every customer in every segment, retail or commercial.”