The GMC Hummer EV is filled to bursting with cool features and innovative tech, offering customers enhanced practicality, comfort, convenience, and capability. One of the coolest new features is CrabWalk mode, which enables the vehicle to move laterally across the drive surface, as seen in the following brief video.
The video in question was recently posted to the official GMC social media feed, and shows several examples of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup employing CrabWalk Mode on the streets of Washington, D.C. Clocking in at 30 seconds in length, the video includes footage of four trucks zig-zagging across the road, with a few notable landmarks providing the backdrop, including the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building. The video was shot at dusk and at night, giving us with not only a look at the CrabWalk mode in action, but also the truck’s lighting, such as the broad horizontal treatment for the front end.
For those who may be unaware, CrabWalk Mode is a unique four-wheel steering system designed specifically for off-roading, allowing the GMC Hummer EV to move laterally around obstacles and difficult terrain by pointing all four wheels in the same general direction. What’s more, the system can be used on the street to maneuver the large off-roader around tight spaces.
General Motors has shown off the GMC Hummer EV’s CrabWalk mode on several occasions, but it’s always cool to see, especially when multiple examples of the truck use the system at once.
A parade unlike anything DC has seen before. Watch the #GMCHummerEV Pickup electrify the Capitol with its show-stopping available CrabWalk™ mode.
— GMC (@GMC) April 29, 2022
The four Hummer EVs featured in this video are examples of the range-topping Hummer EV Edition 1, which features Interstellar White paint and a unique Lunar Horizon interior colorway with bronze accents. Providing the motivation is the GM Ultium battery system and GM Ultium drive system with three onboard motors producing 1,000 horsepower. Estimated range per charge is 329 miles, while under the body panels is the GM BT1 platform. Production is underway now at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.