Thursday, August 5

the electric juggernaut disappoints with its price and autonomy

After months of teasing, General Motors has officially lifted the veil on its impressive electric pickup, I named the GMC Hummer EV. In total, four versions will be released between autumn 2021 and spring 2024. But their respective prices remain very high compared to future competition.

The battle between Tesla’s Cybertruck and General Motors’ GMC Hummer EV has officially started, since the presentation of the second named on the night of Tuesday October 20 to Wednesday October 21, 2020. The American giant’s electric pickup was expected from firm footing after months of teasing suggesting high-end technical characteristics.

Adaptive air suspension

The least we can say is that the firm from across the Atlantic has not gone to half measures to design its trendy vehicle. Should we also expect subtle and slender aesthetic lines? Absolutely not. We are talking about General Motors, which in addition to having already distinguished itself with muscular pick-ups, had to respond to Tesla’s Cybertruck and its unique style.

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In short, you will understand: the GMC Hummer EV shows its teeth with its almost six meters long. Designed for off-road driving, the electric pick-up accommodates two technologies designed for this purpose: the adaptive air suspension, which allows it to be raised by 149 mm to negotiate extreme situations, and the Crab Mode (the rear axle s’ aligns with the front one) to move diagonally up to 10 °.

Two screens in the passenger compartment

Before discussing the respective specifications of the four versions, let’s continue with the equipment. GM puts the small dishes in the big ones with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires as standard (37-inch tires optional) and UltraVision cameras in particular placed under the vehicle. A way for the driver to access up to 18 views and thus better position his wheels depending on the situation.

Inside, a Bose sound system consisting of fourteen speakers should guarantee a musical experience worthy of the name. Two screens are invited into the cabin: one 12.3-inch for digital instrumentation, the other 13.4-inch for the infotainment system. Now let’s talk about the power, autonomy (estimated according to the EPA standard), price and release dates of the four versions:

  • Hummer EV2: two-wheel drive, 625 hp, 10,033 Nm of torque, 400 km of range, released in spring 2024 at a price of $ 79,995.
  • Hummer EV2X: two-wheel drive, 625 hp, 10,033 Nm of torque, 482 km of range, released in spring 2024 at a price of 89,995 dollars.
  • Hummer EV3X: triple engine, 800 hp, 12,880 Nm of torque, 482 km of range, released in fall 2022 at a price of $ 99,995.
  • Hummer EV Edition 1: triple engine, 1000 hp, 15,591 Nm of torque, 563 kilometers of range, SuperCruise system, sunroof, digital key, released in the fall of 2021 for $ 11,595.

Note that the Edition 1 version cuts down from 0 to 100 km / h in 3 seconds. Also, the GMC Hummer EV boasts an impressive charging power of 350 kW, which allows it to regain 160 km of range in 10 minutes. But it is clear that the vehicle is no match for the Tesla Cybertruck.

Tesla leads the way

The most expensive version of the Tesla pick-up is indeed close to 69,000 dollars, while offering a wide range of 805 kilometers. On paper, the choice is quickly made. The Cybertruck’s first price also reached $ 39,900 for 402 kilometers. Half the price for the same capacities. Clearly, Tesla has a good lead over future competition.

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