It's going to be grueling.
The reborn GMC Hummer is a big deal. Unlike its ancestor, this new rig is all-electric. It also happens to be General Motors' first-ever battery-electric truck. Needless to say, expectations are high and GMC doesn't want to let customers down. Fortunately, there's time until the first deliveries get underway. That's why the new Hummer is heading to northern Michigan for some extreme winter testing. The automaker says the truck is currently undergoing testing at its Milford Proving Grounds and has provided new images of advanced prototypes under construction and hitting the pavement.
"The GMC Hummer EV has arrived at GM's Milford Proving Grounds to continue validation tests and will head to northern Michigan to run through the team's grueling winter testing process," the automaker said. "We will document the journey and share updates in the coming weeks and months."
Granted these new images are not much to look at, but we're excited to see the Hummer battle the brutal winter weather conditions that blast northern Michigan. Initial demand for the Hummer EV proved to be high; all Edition 1 models sold out within one hour, each carrying a price tag of $112,595.
Those who missed out can still purchase less powerful versions, such as the $99,995 EV3 and $89,995 EV2X. The cheapest Hummer EV, which won't arrive until spring 2024, costs $79,995. First Edition models will come with three electric motors producing more than 1,000 horsepower. Final torque figures are not yet available.
A 24-module Ultium battery pack provides power and an estimated 350-mile range. GMC claims the truck can accommodate 800-volt fast-charging up to 350 kW and can juice up with enough power to enable 100 miles of range in only 10 minutes. The aforementioned versions will feature either a two-motor or a three-motor setup, though the latter will lack torque vectoring.
Other cool features include the CrabWalk Mode, essentially a four-wheel steering system that allows the rear wheels to turn in the same direction as the front. A glass roof features removable transparent Sky Panels for an open-air driving experience and the MultiPro Tailgate gives owners an array of multi-utility options.