GM Begins Delivery of First Electric Hummers

GM Begins Delivery of First Electric Hummers

The first 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 rolls off the production line

We’re about to find out whether the world is ready for an electric version of the very vehicle that’s been the embodiment of everything wrong with gas-guzzlers. General Motors announced that it’d begun delivering its Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup.

Nearly a quarter-century ago, a widely-circulated article claimed that the “dust to dust” cost of the Hummer, which would last 300,000 miles, was less than the Prius, which lasted a mere 100K.

“Building a Toyota Prius causes more environmental damage than a Hummer that is on the road for three times longer than a Prius,” said the piece.

Later studies poked holes in those claims, but in the ultimate bit of irony, an electric version of the Hummer is ready to enter a world where the Prius is no longer the flagship vehicle of eco-warriors (or anywhere near the most efficient, with hybrids giving way to full EVs).

This new Hummer finally is more efficient than the Prius (and likely, all hybrids), even if that’s massively oversimplifying matters.

What’s even funnier is that the Hummer EV Edition 1’s price tag, $110,295, makes it just as unobtainable as the more socially-acceptable luxury EVs that were the personification of everything the Hummer wasn’t.

The EV Edition 1 Pickup features a 1,000-horsepower motor that can go from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, with a 329-mile range and the ability to do a “crabwalk” and drive diagonally.

That last part is interesting…and slightly creepy.

Moreover, the Hummer EV is built on the same platform, Ultium, that’ll serve as the foundation for GM’s electric future.

In a press release announcing both the Hummer EV Edition 1 and the BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, the company noted that Ultium platform will “Enable GM to make nearly every type of vehicle – across its different brands and up and down the portfolio – by building everything from affordable, high-volume crossovers and passenger cars to full-size pickups and SUVs, performance, and commercial vehicles.”

This includes a full range of EVs from the Hummer EV Edition 1 (and the less expensive versions of the Hummer EV starting at 80K) to the BrightDrop EV600 electric delivery trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado EV, the GMC electric Sierra Denali, and less beefy (and pricey) mid-sized vehicles.

You can purchase a Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup right now for just north of 100K.