No wonder it has up to 1,000 hp.
The upcoming Hummer EV is set to be the star of GMC's truck lineup when it arrives. Not only will it be blisteringly quick but it will also be a formidable competitor on the dirt. GMC has already revealed some impressive numbers such as the Hummer EV's maximum ground clearance of up to 15.9 inches, approach/departure angles of 49.7/38.4 degrees, and a rapid 0-60 mph time of as little as three seconds. However, one statistic that hasn't been shared is the weight of this mighty truck. Perhaps that's because the Hummer is an absolute heavyweight.
According to new information obtained by GM-Trucks, the new GMC Hummer EV pickup's curb weight comes in at a positively portly 9,046 pounds. Considering that this isn't a heavy-duty truck, that's a serious amount of weight. However, GM has clarified that this figure specifically applies to the Edition 1 loaded up with all available options including the full off-road kit, so other models should be lighter. While the Hummer is over six inches wider than the Ford F-150, it's not nearly as long as the longest version of the Ford. At its heaviest, the F-150 weighs around 5,500 lbs but even the heavy-duty F-350 only tops out at 8,133 lbs. We don't know how much the new F-150 Lightning battery-electric truck weighs just yet.
Of course, EVs are known for their heavy battery packs and this is likely a major contributor to the Hummer EV's substantial heft. It's just as well, then, that the Hummer has the power to counter all that weight. The three-motor Ultium Drive system enables outputs of 1,000 horsepower and an estimated combined axle torque of 11,500 lb-ft. A less powerful two-motor system is on the way as well and also promises sprightly acceleration. So, we know it will be powerful enough for all that weight but what impact will over 9,000 lbs have on the GMC's dynamics? It will be interesting to see if GMC has been able to tune the pickup to make it feel more maneuverable than the numbers suggest. After all, many of these trucks will be used on normal roads a lot of the time.