General Motors is reintroducing their military-style vehicle known as The Hummer. However, it’s getting a green makeover as a zero-emissions, fully electric pickup truck.
The new model still has four-wheel-drive and is powered by three electric motors for a total of 1,000 horsepower. The truck will be able to drive 350 miles on a single charge and also has improved handling and off-roading capabilities. For adventurous drivers, the battery packs are protected by a steel plate to keep them safe during rough rides. Although a new model will cost you over $110,000, GM plans to produce a slightly less powerful model for $80,000 in 2024.
“The irony is not lost on anyone that this former gas-guzzler is coming back as an electric vehicle,” Ivan Drury, Edmunds’ senior manager of insights, told NPR. “With that said, by demonstrating that ‘big’ doesn’t necessarily mean inefficient, the Hummer EV also represents a monumental paradigm shift.”
GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred told CNBC, “This is all about people who just love the best in automotive innovation, performance, capability and technology, these are the people who you may have seen buy the exotic sports car type brands. This will be the must-have item.”
“With all of these trucks launching over the next year or two, customers will have to debate whether it’s worth rolling the dice and placing a reservation this far out without a test drive,” Drury told NPR.