Late last month, Tesla celebrated the initial customer deliveries of the new Telsa Cybertruck, four years after the all-electric pickup was first unveiled. Naturally, when it comes to the EV utility segment, the Tesla Cybertruck is a solid rival to the GMC Hummer EV. Now, we’re watching these two machines line up for a drag race in the following video.
Before we get into this, it’s worth taking a moment to quickly reflect on how crazy it is that there’s some genuinely exciting performance on offer in the all-electric truck segment, with power numbers and acceleration times rivaling some of the world’s top sports cars – from battery-powered trucks! Wild times, indeed.
Anyway, back to the video. In terms of specs, there are some pretty clear advantages in both camps. Let’s start with a quick refreshed on the GMC Hummer EV Pickup.
This particular model is the range-topping three-motor variant, which is equipped with a triplet of GM Ultium Drive motors and a 24-module, 212 kWh GM Ultium battery pack. Output is estimated at 1,014 horsepower and 1,095 pound-feet of torque. Weight is a pavement-crushing 9,060 pounds.
Over in the other lane, we have the Tesla Cybertruck, specifically the range-topping Cyberbeast trim. As one might expect from the name, this trim is the quickest of the Cybertruck lineup, doling out a maximum of 845 horsepower and 686 pound-feet of torque thanks to its three-motor powertrain setup.
Straight away, it’s obvious the GMC Hummer EV has a huge advantage in terms of power and torque, but here’s the kicker – the Tesla weighs “just” 6,800 pounds, a full 2,260 pounds less than the Hummer.
Rest assured that weight difference will make a huge difference when it comes to straight-line acceleration.
But the question remains – which of these all-electric pickups will walk away victorious? Hit play to see for yourself: