With production set for GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, the GMC Hummer EV likely arrives in dealers in mid-to-late 2021. While GM isn’t saying much about the model’s technical details, the company did announce the EV will have 1,000 horsepower and hit 60 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds.
Expect the truck to offer the off-road capability long associated with the brand. Credit a torque-rich electric motor at each axle, knobby tires, and a four-corner air suspension system.
Additionally, the truck will sport classic Hummer design cues, such as a relatively upright windshield, a wide maw, and short overhangs. LED headlights that span the width of the vehicle, however, clearly mark this as a different breed of Hummer. Those within the Hummer’s cabin have the ability to experience a fully immersive experience with the outside world, too. Thank a set of Jeep-like removable roof panels. All this style will surely come at a cost, though, and the truck may even break the six-figure barrier when optioned out.
GM retired the Hummer line of vehicles nearly a decade ago after expanding the brand’s lineup to include the H2 and H3 SUVs and trucks. While the new Hummer enters the market as a GMC, there’s always the possibility that GM will once again break the brand out on its own. Hey, stranger things have happened—and we hear a Hummer-badged electric SUV also is in the works.