The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is a very capable off-roader – assuming, of course, the pilot behind the wheel knows what they’re doing. Unfortunately, the new owner of this particular GMC Hummer EV Pickup seems a bit clueless, promptly destroying his all-electric supertruck mere minutes after exiting the dealer lot.
Coming to us from YouTuber Mondi, the video kicks things off with the owner taking delivery of his new GMC Hummer EV. Mondi goes over rig’s various features in the showroom, including the options he selected. This particular example is the range-topping Edition 1, draped in Interstellar White paint paired with a Lunar Horizon white leather interior with bronze detailing. A set of 18-inch two-tone aluminum wheels wrapped in 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires are mounted in the corners. As for the options, Mondi elected for the power retractable tonneau cover (RPO code 5KM), the A-Pillar Off-Road Lights (RPO code RZU), and the MultiPro Tailgate Audio System by Kicker (RPO code SAX).
After getting his new GMC Hummer EV from the dealer, Mondi grabs a few friends to take it out for a test drive, deciding to go “off-roading.” However, prior to hitting the dirt, Mondi decides to test Watts To Freedom mode.
For those readers who may be unaware, Watts To Freedom mode is essentially launch control for the supertruck, enabling onboard systems to unleash the vehicle’s full performance potential. And what potential it is – motivation in the Edition 1 is sourced from a GM Ultium 212-kWh lithium-ion battery and GM Ultium tri-motor system, the combination of which lays down roughly 1,000 horsepower, enough to send the 9,000-pound Hummer EV from a standstill to 60 mph in about 3 seconds.
That’s quick, and to make it all possible, Watts To Freedom mode alters the pedal map, ABS, traction control, electronic stability control, steering, four-wheel drive system, and, critically, the suspension, lowering the ride height by 2 inches.
Unfortunately, Mondi elects to go “off-roading” with the suspension in its lowered position, rather than raising it using one of the other drive modes (such as Extract Mode, which elevates the ride height by 6 inches).
You can probably guess where this is going.