GMC recently released its Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup for the 2022 model year. It's a game-changer in the automotive industry combining features of the popular Hummer model in a fuel-efficient super-truck ready for heavy-duty work. The model is among the first EV vehicles to arise from GM's commitment to move toward an all-electric future. It's based on the automaker's Ultimum platform. Here is what we know about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup so far.
Classification of the new Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup
Car and Driver observes it's tough to classify the category that the debuting Edition 1 model falls into. It combines the features of a futuristic space vehicle aesthetically, but it has superior acceleration and heavy-duty truck capacity. GMC calls it a super truck, but it's much more. It's setting a precedent for EV pickups that could inspire others to follow its lead. The crew got to test drive a prototype which further enhanced their understanding of the term "New." It's something different than what we've seen before. Drivers observed that the brakes are strong to stop the aggressive forward motion of the massive beast quickly. It offers a comfortable ride with a low center of gravity and a weight of 9,000 pounds. The stability is solid on the road in a fully loaded pickup with plenty of torque. Initial reviews give it a thumbs up for agile handling that's more like a small car than a massive road warrior. It's an eye-opener that attests to the advancements we've made in EV technologies. For now, Super Truck seems to be the best descriptor until a new category is coined.
Initial promotion of Edition 1 GMC Hummer EV Pickup
GMC Media kicked off the production run of the 2022 Edition 1 Hummer EV Pickup with a Barrett-Jackson auction in March of 2021. The special edition was a Vin 001 distinction that sold for an auction price of $2.5 million. The proceeds of the sale went to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in memory of Stephen Siller, the first responder to the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers. The foundation provides accessible smart homes for injured veterans and Gold Star families of responders killed in the line of duty with mortgage-free benefits.
Features of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1
The new Hummer is a purpose-built vehicle that gives us a lot of ground to cover. GMC built it with four main features that elevate it to elite status. When we combine these with its all-electric EV platform with zero emissions, it's tough to beat this vehicle in the consumer market. It's powerful, loaded with a host of driver assistance features, and it's made for driver and passenger comfort. What more could you ask in a modern pickup truck?
CarlBlack of Orlando details the off-road specifications of the new Hummer EV Edition 1. they explain that the Terrain Mode is a feature that grants drivers access to the Drive Control System, offering two braking calibrations for your choice of two-foot or one-pedal driving. It's the ideal mode for enhancing low-speed driving in off-road conditions. Oen Pedal Driving is useful for steep grades, rock crawling, and driving across unstable and changing terrain. It's made for tough road or non-road conditions. It lets you know this truck will go where others cannot. A load of innovations in the Hummer EV Edition one includes adaptive air suspension, extract mode, e4WD, and torque distribution. CrabWalk, rear steering, eLockers, and stability control all contribute to its status as a capable off-road machine.
The CrabWalk2 4-Wheel Steering features an innovation that lets the front and rear wheels steer at the same angle when driving at low speeds. The vehicle can move diagonally when traversing challenging terrain, giving the driver more maneuverability and vehicle control. It's an exceptional feature that enhances off-road safety.
Adaptive Air Suspension with Extract Mode3
The Hummer EV Edition 1's Adaptive Air Suspension with Extract Mode3 gives you control over the height of the suspension. It gives you the option to raise the height by sic inches for crossing bodies of water or clearing boulders.
SuperCruise5 is a driver assistance future that allows drivers to enjoy the freedom of hands-free driving with automatic lane changing. The system is programmed to determine when a lane change is the best solution. It initiates signaling protocols and starts the maneuver for lane change on over 200,0000 miles of enabled roads.
Watts to Freedom4
The Watts to Freedom4 feature is another feature that drivers can choose. The feature optimizes the EV propulsion system for full acceleration capacity. The claimed performance is zero to sixty mph in 3 seconds. You're likely to pull a few Gs. Prepare to get slammed back into the seat when engaging the Watts to Freedom4 feature.
Other notable featutres
The new Hummer EV Edition 1 comes with a Lunar Horizon interior and an Interstellar White exterior. The engine gets its power from the new Ultim Platform with an estimated 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb. ft. of torque. Did we mention that you get all of this at no expense to the environment?
Pricing and availability
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup has a starting MSRP of $110,295. GMC is currently taking reservations for available models through its official website, although it might be a while before new orders can be processed. Some dealerships report that reservations went fast. The first deliveries have already commenced, but the backlog of orders is extensive. This model could be the most successful endeavor in the history of GMC. The $2.5 billion investment in the new EV Hummer Pickup was money well spent.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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