A Walk Around This New Electric “Supertruck”

Yes, truck lover, you can have an engine with beast-like power and zero emissions – and killer looks, too. GMC promises that and more in its upcoming 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1. Although other variants are on the way, the Hummer EV Edition 1 will set the tone for what GMC wants to accomplish with this new lineup. Different from the gas-guzzling hulks of the past, The 2022 Hummer EV will be the first fully-electric addition to GMC’s lineup.

“This innovative truck comes to market with speed and purpose, bringing GM another step closer to an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, President of General Motors. “With our Ultium Drive architecture as the foundation for an exceptionally broad range of performance, Hummer EV is perfect for the customer who wants capability, efficiency, and performance.”

2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Performance

General Motors fitted this Hummer with a three-motor e4WD drive system that produces a GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft. of torque. The automaker reports it can travel from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds! They call this feature “Watts to Freedom,” which allows the EV propulsion system of the Hummer EV Edition 1 to operate at maximum capacity.

GM also reported the 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system would offer excellent range. It has a manufacturer-estimated 100 miles of range after 10 minutes of charging and a 350-plus mile range on a full charge. GM equipped it with “industry-first technology” that mechanically switches the batteries from parallel to series mode during charging, so the 2022 Hummer EV is compatible with the fastest 350 kW DC fast chargers.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 comes with 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires. You can opt for a 37-inch tire that GMC says will boost the off-road capability to such a level that the new Hummer can scale 18-inch verticals and drive through water up to two feet deep.

“We had one goal for Hummer EV: Build the most capable factory truck – ever,” said Al Oppenheiser, GMC Hummer EV Chief Engineer. “It’s an absolute off-road beast with a unique e4WD drive system that provides maneuverability, unlike anything GM has ever offered before.”

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