The GMC Hummer EV Will Be An Excellent Towing Rig

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It will get the same tech as GM's other hauling masters.

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup will arrive before the SUV because America loves trucks, plain and simple. GM wants its buyers to take the EV off-road, and showing a vehicle's off-road capability alongside its usefulness as a workhorse is a great way to market the new machine. Not only will it be capable of launching from 0-60 in just three seconds, but it will also have an advanced new infotainment system with Google built-in. Clearly, this will be a well-kitted machine, but there's even more to look forward to. GM still hasn't revealed the exact towing and hauling specs, but we do have some insight into what kind of tech will be available.

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According to the GM Fleet Order Guide unearthed by The Drive, you'll get more than just the Hummer EV's standard ProGrade Trailering System. An integrated trailer brake controller, hitch guidance with hitch view, a smart trailer integration indicator, trailer assist guidelines, and trailer side blind-spot monitoring will also be available. What this means is that the Hummer EV, in Edition 1 spec will have the same towing tech as a regular GM pickup. Some will say that these things are to be expected in a vehicle that costs over $105,000. However, there are a few issues that need to be addressed by GM.

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For starters, it will have to match or come close to gasoline-powered performance trucks like the Ram TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor, the latter of which has been upgraded to a towing capacity of 8,200 pounds. The TRX is also in the same ballpark with a capacity rating of 8,100 lbs. But the problem here isn't the Hummer EV's claims of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque (which is a complicated exaggeration started by Musk with his Cybertruck). The real problem is that to be competitive, the Hummer EV will have to tow 8,000 lbs., plus move its own insane mass of 9,046 pounds. Furthermore, EVs tend to lose significant range when towing - and this one is only rated at 350 miles. Let's hope it can live up to the hype.

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