The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup is a brand new take on a popular marque that has been revitalized in a big way for the emerging electric pickup market. With competition heating up from all sides in the alternative fuel market, GMC decided to convert the Hummer into an electric powerhouse that features some of the impressive, powerful performance stats to come out of the Hummer brand. It gives every other competitor a heads-up that the beast is back in town, and it's here to kick butt and take names.
Available across four trims via a scattered release, the Hummer EV manages to capture the attention of different shoppers with the Edition 1, the EV3x, the EV2x, and the EV2. Each one comes with slightly different features and specs, depending on what you're looking for from an electric pickup truck. The Hummer EV comes in the initial two-tone black and white color scheme known as Interstellar White, but it can be configured in a number of different ways to accommodate discerning shoppers, including an open-air design.
The 2022 Hummer EV Pickup features up to three electric motors powering the drivetrain. The Edition 1 and EV3X both come configured with three motors, while the EV2 and EV2X trims are fitted with two motors. The Edition 1 generates up to 1,000 horsepower, giving drivers unprecedented amounts of power for a production pickup truck. Additionally, the EV2 and EV2X trims manage up to 7,400 pound-feet of torque, but you get the most torque from the Edition 1, which manages 11,500 pound-feet of torque. It's an insane amount of power and power that you can access practically instantly without having to wait to build up the revs to make use of the torque.
The permanent magnetic electric engines are powered by an Ultium battery pack, which is what General Motors has been using to improve the electric vehicle market's battery efficiency. Ultium battery cells can be stacked vertically or horizontally, consisting of 24 cell modules that can propel the Hummer EV Pickup to 329 estimated miles of range on a single full charge. Thanks to using 70% less cobalt than previous electric vehicles produced by General Motors, it means they can reduce the costs of producing Ultium battery packs while also pushing for the farthest range possible.
The drivetrain has also been uniquely configured to coincide with all new features and capabilities of the Hummer EV, the likes of which the marque has never featured before. This includes Watts to Freedom, for maximum power, enabling the Hummer EV Pickup to hit 0 to 60 miles an hour in just 3 seconds flat. There's also one of the most talked about modes that have been demonstrated so far, the CrabWalk. The CrabWalk mode is a low-speed, four-wheel turning mechanism that allows drivers to move forward at a stable diagonal angle, not unlike the way a crab walks, hence the name. This is perfect for squeezing between tight areas or traversing terrain where going straight ahead may not be viable.
The Extract Mode is another unique feature that allows the Hummer EV Pickup to adjust its performance handling and ride height based on the road, terrain, and weather conditions. The vehicle sits on 35-inch tires and can raise and lower by up to 6-inches, making it perfect for rock-crawling, hill-climbs, or trekking through mud, floods, sand, or snow. The off-road capabilities are further enhanced with a front motor fixed gear ratio of 13.3:1 and the two rear motors utilizing a 10.5:1 fixed-gear ratio that works in conjunction with the e4WD synchronized system. This makes the Hummer EV Pickup essentially the ultimate off-road pickup.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup is instantaneously recognizable. It exudes the bold and domineering stature that the Hummer brand has been known for. However, now it's powered entirely by electric motors and a battery pack instead of a combustion engine. The stance is designed to allow the Hummer EV Pickup to make full use of its capabilities for precise handling on the road, as well as being able to utilize approach and departure angles for dynamic off-road scaling and articulation.
All new fascia-wide LED headlights help distinguish the Hummer from its past iterations. The four-door pickup is accentuated with the rear bed, which can carry up to 1,300 pounds worth of payload. The MultiPro Tailgate also allows owners to make use of various functions, such as lowering the dual-panel gate for extended bed length. It's also possible to raise or lower the bed panels to create entry steps or lower the primary gate and use the load-stop for cargo that's longer than the length of the bed itself.
If carry capacity is still an issue, you can also utilize the power eTrunk as an additional storage space. This is a large, available area in the front of the truck, where you can store lots of cargo if the room in the back is fully occupied. The water-sealed storage is perfect for work, vacation, or recreational purposes and is a key storage compartment for the beefy electric pickup.
While the Hummer EV Pickup can tow up to 7,500 pounds, there are also tow hooks in the front in case you need to pull objects out of the way or scale up a steep incline. The utility aspects are also complemented with aesthetic choices that help make it fully embrace its outdoor, rugged persona. This includes the modular Infinity Roof, which allows owners to remove the top and sides of the roof for a full open-air experience.
Inside, the Hummer EV Pickup exudes style and futuristic inspirations that combine luxury with high-end technology. You have access to multiple center console compartments for storage while also still being able to easily access your items. With the lunar-themed two-tone interior and high-quality material textures, all five passengers will be able to relish in the seating features to relax with plenty of space within the cabin during travels.
From the outside-in, the 2022 Hummer EV Pickup is rich with the latest technological advancements. From the Regen On Demand and One-Pedal Driving to the interior infotainment suite, the technology in the Hummer EV is cutting edge in more ways than one. The Regen On Demand feature allows drivers to convert kinetic energy from the Hummer EV's momentum into electric power that can help recharge the battery pack. One-Pedal Driving can also be used to help conserve battery power, where any time the driver lets off the accelerator, the vehicle automatically begins to apply the brakes for regeneration.
Some of the other performance technology includes the Super Cruise feature, which is an AI-powered hands-free driving feature that makes use of the Hummer EV's safety suite to safely guide the Hummer EV along 200,000 miles worth of road across North America. This system allows you to go hands-free through systems like lane-change alert, lane departure monitoring, and automatic emergency braking. You can also make use of more than 100,000 charging stations throughout the nation to keep the Hummer EV's battery charged up and on the move. This includes making use of the 800-volt, 350-kilowatt DC Fast Charging option, so you can get in and out of the station in record time with a full battery.
The infotainment suite is powered by two distinct displays, a 12.3-inch diagonal HD driver information display cluster for all of the vehicle's health and telematics and a 13.4-inch diagonal HD touchscreen that allows you access to all of your standard infotainment features. The Hummer EV Pickup sports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and has its UI powered by software technology provided by Epic Games.
The Unreal Engine software fits into the all-new HMI (Human-Machine Interface) cluster of interactive and dynamic physics-based rendering of the 2022 Hummer EV Pickup. It monitors and renders an accurate model of the vehicle, so you know what the exact pitch and roll of the vehicle are, making it excellent for rock-crawling or hill-climbing. This feature is also elevated by the under-body Ultravision feature, which contains multiple cameras on the underside of the vehicle that can give drivers a detailed look at what the terrain under the Hummer EV is like. It's truly a next-generation electric pickup designed to push the segment forward in a huge way.