While the off-roading prowess of the original Hummer was certainly one of its most notable attributes, its fuel consumption was also a highly debated topic, as efficiency wasn’t exactly its forte. With the revival of the Hummer nameplate thanks to the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV, here’s a peek at the Hummer EV’s energy consumption ratings.
As with most electric vehicles, the both Hummer EV variants are more efficient in low-speed, city applications, boasting 59 mpge. With a combined rating of 53 mpge in the two most efficient configurations, both the Hummer EV Pickup 3X and Hummer EV SUV 3X feature a maximum range of 314 miles on a full charge.
|Hummer EV Pickup 3X||Hummer EV Pickup 3X With Extreme Off-Road Package||Hummer EV SUV 3X||Hummer EV SUV 3X With Extreme Off-Road Package|
|City energy consumption, kWh/100 miles||57.6||61.0||57.6||61.0|
|Highway energy consumption, kWh/100 miles||70.5||75.0||70.5||75.0|
|Combined energy consumption, kWh/100 miles||63.4||66.9||63.4||66.9|
|City fuel economy equivalent, mpge||59||55||59||55|
|Highway fuel economy equivalent, mpge||48||45||48||45|
|Combined fuel econony equivalent, mpge||53||50||53||50|
|Driving range, miles||314||298||314||298|
Of course, while these numbers may look promising, it’s worth noting that a previous study found that the Hummer EV is actually more harmful for the environment than a Chevy Malibu due to the amount of energy it consumes.
For those who may not quite understand what the mpge rating indicates, its essentially relates the amount of energy expended by alternative fuel vehicles – like electric vehicles or hybrids – to that of traditional gas-powered vehicles. Basically, mpge factors in precise amount of electric energy that’s equal to the energy in one gallon of gasoline, and uses that calculation to give a rating.
As a reminder, both the GMC Hummer EV Pickup and GMC Hummer EV SUV derive motivation from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, with several different motor setups available depending on the trim level selected.
Under the skin lies the wide-body variant of the GM BT1 platform – the narrow-body version underpins the Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV – while production takes place exclusively at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.