The vehicle will be all-new from the ground up.
If you're anything like us, you're pretty excited about the upcoming Hummer EV. We know that it's going to be quick and come loaded with cool features. But what about its quality? GM is notorious for sharing parts across its product offering, and although this can be a good thing, it can also be bad when sub-par parts are clearly visible, thus making the vehicle feel cheap and decidedly not special. Fortunately, Muscle Cars & Trucks is reporting that the Hummer EV will be totally unique.
This comes following an interview with Todd Hubbard, GM's Vehicle Performance Engineer. When asked if there would be parts of the Hummer EV shared with other GM vehicles, he responded with "I don't think there's any." This is good news, and based on what we know about the vehicle already and the pics we've seen, we don't think Hubbard is lying. The new platform it rides on will also be unique, but is expected to be used on other vehicles in the future - electric Chevy Silverado, anyone? This is in contrast with the electric Ford F-150 that will be built on the same production line as the regular truck.
The bespoke BT1 platform underpinning the Hummer EV is expected to offer quite a few benefits, as the engineers can build as they please instead of trying to make things work on a platform that was never designed to feature electrification. The Hummer EV is also expected to pave the way for GM's Ultium battery technology to become more affordable and accessible, with this tech to be used in every electric vehicle that GM produces from here on out. So you see, parts-sharing is not inherently bad, and the Hummer EV will surely not disappoint us. We can't wait to try it out.