GM markets the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup as the go-anywhere, do-it-all electric supertruck. Offering a compelling combination of cutting-edge technology, neck-snapping acceleration, and impressive off-road capability, the GMC Hummer EV Pickup certainly lives up to the expectation. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and owners must be willing to pay a premium not only for the truck itself, but also for some replacement parts and components as well. For one owner, the premium to replace a taillight on his electric supertruck came as a shock.
In a recent social media post, an owner of a GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 expressed his surprise when he was quoted thousands of dollars for a single replacement taillight.
GM Authority reached out to General Motors for an official number on the taillights, and received a confirmation from a GMC spokesperson that a single replacement taillight for a Hummer EV Pickup costs a staggering $3,044.87.
“High-level, the taillights on the HUMMER EV have a chip in them that supports the unique lighting display and animations, and, are a lower volume of production than one would see in a typical mainstream vehicle,” GMC spokesperson, Mikhael Farah, told GM Authority in a statement.
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 three GM Ultium drive motors, with the Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 model producing 1,000 horsepower. Under the skin, the GMC Hummer EV rides on the GM BT1 platform.
GM has so far received roughly 90,000 pre-orders for the Hummer EV across both the GMC Hummer SUV and Pickup models, and is no longer taking new reservations for the all-electric supertruck. As of July, 1,700 examples of the Hummer EV have been produced.