General Motors has confirmed that the all-electric GMC Hummer EV will start reaching the hands of customers in December and revealed that it has an EPA-estimated range of 329 miles (529 km).
The first variant of the GMC Hummer EV to be offered to the public is the $100,000+ Edition 1 and this is the version that’s been rated at 329 miles of range. This is 5 miles short of the claimed 334 miles (537 km) that the Hummer EV would allegedly have based on a report from earlier this month.
Powering the flagship Hummer EV Edition 1 is an electric powertrain with three motors and a 200 kWh battery pack. The insane pickup truck pumps out 1,000 hp and can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.0 seconds with the ‘Watts to Freedom’ launch control system enabled.
Speaking with reporters, GMC boss Duncan Aldred confirmed that more affordable variants with longer ranges will be available from 2023. Aldred added that more than 80 per cent of reservations have been for the Edition 1, with almost half of the 125,000 people to have expressed interest in it actually putting down $100 to reserve one.
Beyond equipping the Hummer EV with a high-performance powertrain, GMC has also fitted a four-wheel steering system that gives it a turning circle of just 37.1 feet (11.3 meters), barely any larger than a Chevrolet Sonic. The four-wheel steering also sports a Crab Walk feature that can turn all four wheels in the same direction, allowing the pickup to move diagonally.