GM’s first fully electric addition: Hummer EV, an off-road ‘beast’
This reinvention is meant to build ‘the most capable factory truck, ever’
Hummer, the brand that became synonymous with fuel-guzzling excess, has been reinvented as a planet-friendly electric vehicle.
General Motors this week unveiled the Hummer EV pickup, the first fully electric addition to its lineup. But though it doesn’t guzzle a drop of fuel, the excess is still there in the form of an electric powertrain that pushes out astonishing outputs of 750kW and 15,590Nm. That torque figure is not a typo, and it’s generated by three electric motors, which put the power down through all-wheel drive.
“We had one goal for Hummer EV: build the most capable factory truck, ever,” said Al Oppenheiser, GMC Hummer EV chief engineer. “It’s an absolute off-road beast with a unique e4WD drive system that provides manoeuvrability unlike anything GM has ever offered before.”..