GMC’s electric Hummer could someday serve alongside the Humvee in the U.S. Army
GM Defense’s boss suggests it could be modified to carry troops and gear
Every civilian Hummer model traces its roots to AM General’s Humvee, which made its combat debut when the United States invaded Panama in 1989. Fast forward to the 2020s, and the tables have turned. The born-again Hummer that will arrive with an electric powertrain and a GMC emblem could spawn a military-spec truck.
“[The upcoming Hummer] is a full-size truck with 400 miles of range and 1,000 pound-feet of torque, it’s a very highly capable vehicle. That could provide a great base platform for an electric vehicle to be used in the military context,” said David Albritton, the president of General Motors Defense, in an interview with GM Authority.