Demand for the GMC Hummer EV has been astronomical, while the supply has been quite the opposite. Production of the Hummer EV Pickup started off very slowly, and operated at a snail’s pace throughout the end of 2021 and the first half of 2022. Thankfully, this seems to be changing.
During the month of September, GM built 750 units of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan. While this may not seem like much, this represents almost 30 percent of all Hummer EV production so far. When including the 140 units built during the 2021 calendar year, total production of the all-electric supertruck amounts 2,570 units as of September 30th.
Over the summer, GM favored Cadillac Lyriq production over the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. Looking at the numbers, as Lyriq production began ramping up at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, fewer Hummer EV Pickups were built. This is likely due to the limited availability of Ultium battery cells, with more dedicated to the Caddy. It’s worth noting that Hummer EV production was also idled for a month as the GM Factory Zero plant received future product upgrades, and will be idled again in November.
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Notably, the table above does not include production numbers for the BrightDrop Zevo 600 delivery van, which also utilizes GM Ultium batteries.
In addition, GM indicated last July that it intended to ramp up production during the second half of 2022. This development couldn’t come sooner, as GM currently holds 90,000 reservations for the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV, and is no longer taking orders for the time being.
As a reminder, 2022 GMC Hummer EV production began late last year at the GM Factory Zero plant (née GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant) in Michigan. Output is sourced from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, with the Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 model producing 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet torque.