The GMC Hummer EV takes the storied Hummer nameplate to new heights thanks to its absolutely bonkers all-electric powertrain, and now that powertrain has been recognized with a 10 Best Engines and Propulsion Systems award from Wards Auto.
Utilizing GM Ultium battery technology and GM Ultium drive motor technology, the GMC Hummer EV is simply saturated in crazy specs. The battery pack, for example, includes 24 cell modules with up to 212 kWh of usable energy. Electrons are sent to the drive motors to lay down upwards of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, sending the 9,000-pound off-roader to 60 mph in about 3 seconds with Watts to Freedom mode activated. Range-per-charge is about 329 miles. The onboard 350 kW/hour charger can add roughly 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes.
Add in a variety of off-roading technologies, including crab walk mode capable of moving the GMC Hummer EV parallel across the ground, and this thing is impressive, to say the least.
While not exactly the most efficient EV on the market, the GMC Hummer EV simply tramples the competition when it comes to power and size, completely upending the concept of what an all-electric vehicle is “supposed” to be.
“Is it a bit over the top? Of course. But in an era when the industry is still figuring out what’s possible with electrification, the Hummer EV is the moon shot, an in-your-face demonstration of what can be done at the very outer limits of electric-vehicle engineering,” Wards Auto states.
The GMC Hummer EV is available in both a Pickup and SUV body style. Under the burly body panels, the GMC Hummer EV rides on the GM BT1 platform, the automaker’s utility-centric all-electric vehicle architecture. Production takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, previously known as GM Detroit-Hamtramck.