GMC Hummer Vs. Tesla Cybertruck: The Battle Of Electric Pickups

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Can the industry giant challenge the newcomer?

In the red corner, we have Tesla, an electric vehicle manufacturer that was founded in 2003 and has done more to advance the future of electrification than any other company. In the blue corner, representing the might of General Motors (established in 1908), we have the Hummer, back as an electric model within the GMC brand. The Tesla Cybertruck took the world by storm when it was announced late last year but the GMC Hummer will look to beat Tesla at its own game following a highly publicized return during this year's Super Bowl.

Both of these trucks are still months (if not years) away from hitting the streets in production guise and we haven't even seen an unconcealed picture of the Hummer yet. But we are going to do our best to look at what we know about each truck and see if we can reach an early verdict on how the two will compare against each other.



Let's address the elephant in the room - no one knows what the GMC Hummer looks like. Sure, GMC put out a teaser showing a blacked-out image of the front end, but the rest of the truck is a complete mystery. Based on the single image, we have a good feeling about the new Hummer's styling, which should be rugged like previous Hummer models. Based on GM's past history, we expect the Hummer to be aggressive but not quite as outrageous as the Cybertruck.

The Cybertruck has been revealed (in pre-production guise) and the styling can be described as polarizing. Some people love the futuristic concept-like design while others doubt Tesla's ability to make such a sharp shape pass crash tests. No matter which one you choose, it will stand out more than the established gas-powered trucks.

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2021 Tesla Cybertruck Front Angle View
2021 Tesla Cybertruck Side View Driving

Power & Range

GMC has only announced minimal information about the Hummer but we already know it will produce up to 1,000 horsepower and as much as 11,500 lb-ft of torque from up to three electric motors, yielding a 0-60 mph time of three seconds flat. There will likely be less powerful versions on offer but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Tesla has been more forthcoming with Cybertruck details, announcing a Single Motor RWD, Dual Motor AWD, and Tri Motor AWD versions. The range is currently estimated at over 250 miles for the Single motor, 300 miles for the Dual Motor, and over 500 miles for the Tri Motor, though we aren't sure where Tesla has come up with these figures. The Tri Motor Cybertruck should keep up with the Hummer with a 2.9-second 0-60 mph run while the Single and Dual Motor models hit 60 mph in under 6.5 and 4.5 seconds respectively.

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As with most details surrounding the Hummer, the interior design is a complete question mark. GMC could go for a simple, rugged design or it could use a more tech-focused, screen-filled design like the recently-revealed Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. We know the Cybertruck's interior will be similar to other Tesla models, simplistic with a single touchscreen housing most of the controls.

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2021 Tesla Cybertruck Interior Overview


Pricing will play a major role in the purchasing decision between these two trucks. Hummer pricing is anyone's guess but Tesla says the Single Motor Cybertruck will start at $39,900. The Dual Motor version bumps the price to $49,900 and the top Tri Motor model will go for $69,000 with Full Self Driving (an option that has yet to be delivered to a single existing Tesla model) available on all versions for $7,000.

The Cybertruck is available to pre-order for a $100 refundable deposit. but Tesla has not promised a delivery date yet. Production is set to begin in 2021 with possible deliveries in the same year or early 2022. Even though we know very little about the Hummer, it will also enter production in late 2021 and could go on sale around the same time as the Cybertruck.

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