GM’s production of the GMC Hummer EV continued to climb in May 2023 following significant production increases in March and April, GM Authority has learned.
A total of 2,590 units of the beefy EV rolled off assembly lines in May, an increase of almost 44 percent over the 1,800 Hummer EV vehicles manufactured in April 2023. Production has been ramping up consistently since 504 Hummer EVs were built in February and 975 in March at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, formerly known as the Detroit-Hamtramck facility.
Production of the GMC Hummer EV was shut down entirely during December 2022 and January 2023, with zero units produced in either month. The production pause enabled GM to upgrade the Factory Zero facility ahead of starting to produce the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV at the facility.
GMC Hummer EV production has now reached 5,869 units during 2023 up to the end of May, meaning that more than half of Hummer EV units ever produced were made in the first five months of this year.
The 2024 Hummer EV introduced two new trim levels, the 2 and 2X, in addition to the 3X trim. The 2 and 2X trim levels are each motivated by a two-motor powertrain, with a single GM Ultium Drive motor mounted to each axle.
However, while start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Hummer EV Pickup is set to kick off on June 23rd, production of the 2 and 2X trims in the Pickup configuration will be delayed. GM Authority does not yet have firm information on when production of these two trim levels will actually begin.
GM also plans to release the Omega Edition of the Hummer EV as part of the 2024 model year. The limited-edition model will feature an exclusive Neptune Blue Matte exterior paint color and unique wheels. Additionally, it will offer enhanced off-road capabilities. It will be equipped with the Extreme Off-Road Package (RPO code Z6X) as standard and will also get LT305/70R18 Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, full underbody skid plates, and other rugged accessories.
As a reminder, the GMC Hummer EV uses the GM BT1 platform for structure. GM Ultium batteries supply power to GM Ultium Drive motors for motivation with output varying between 625 horsepower and 1,000 horsepower depending on the trim level and configuration.