Whenever the GMC Hummer EV is revealed, the event will likely be virtual.
After whetting our appetites with a beguiling Super Bowl ad back in February, GM has stayed relatively quiet on the topic of its forthcoming GMC Hummer electric truck and utility vehicle models. The new Hummer - GM's first in about a decade - will take the fight to the likes of Ford's future F-150 Electric and Tesla's Cybertruck with a cutting-edge pure-electric powertrain of its own.
Behind-the-scenes, development has continued despite the recent global pandemic, with GM employees working remotely and leaning on augmented- and virtual-reality to continue their work. But the vehicle, which was originally slated for reveal toward the middle of May, still doesn't have a new, finalized debut date.
Whenever the 2022 GMC Hummer does drop, GM will almost certainly conduct the reveal event remotely over the internet, rather than hosting employees and members of the press for an in-person debut.
In the near-term, most of GM's new product reveals will "largely be online," CEO Mary Barra said during a recent Automotive Press Association fireside chat. "We'll use both virtual and augmented reality technologies to help tell our story. I think we'll be able to generate the excitement and share what these products are quite widely."
Despite the dearth of new confirmed GMC Hummer info from General Motors, we still know a thing or two about what to expect. The new Hummer EV is expected to bow as a rugged, off-road pickup truck first, with a utility vehicle variant following shortly thereafter, both boasting 800-volt power systems with 350-kW DC fast-charging capability. Available powertrains will consist of one-, two-, and three-motor versions, and each and every model in the lineup is expected to have a fully independent suspension, front and rear, with available air springs.
As for output, GM claims the range-topping three-motor version will put out up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, although we're guessing that torque figure is after torque multiplication from the reduction gear - not straight from the motors. Because that would be insane.