The Hummer EV Edition 1 is sold out and it’ll be years before other trims arrive
Breaking down the trim levels, pricing and on-sale dates for the EV2, EV2X and EV3X
When the 2022 GMC Hummer EV was revealed, GMC noted that there would be lower trims available. The company has since provided a few more details on those lower trims, which is helpful to know now that the only trim on sale next year, the Edition 1, was sold out in a scant 10 minutes. However, it’s going to be a long time before they’re all available.
The entry-level GMC Hummer EV is the EV2. This is the model that will start at $79,995, and unlike the Edition 1, it gets just two motors, one for each end of the truck, each with electronically locking differentials. Output is down to 625 horsepower and a torque rating of 7,400 pound-feet. Note that this and all other reported torque numbers are after the torque multiplication by the single-speed transmissions, hence the extremely high numbers. The company hasn’t given torque numbers at the motors, which would be more comparable to other electric cars. Range is also reduced to 250 miles, probably due to a smaller battery pack. Fast charging is also restricted to 400-volt charging, so it won’t be as fast as the higher trim models. The removable roof panels, retractable rear window, MultiPro tailgate, Super Cruise and 35-inch tires are standard. This model only gets fixed steel suspension and two-wheel steering. The EV2 will be the last of the trim levels to go on sale, with a target of spring 2024. Yes, as in 3.5 years from now.
First GM Infantry Squad Vehicle delivered to the U.S. Army
It’s based on a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 pickup truck
The first GM Defense Infantry Squad Vehicle was just delivered to the U.S. Army. With that delivery, we gain our first chance at seeing the final production truck. On the surface, it largely looks like the same truck that GM originally previewed for us.
Most shocking of all is the time it took GM to develop this truck. It took GM only 120 days from contract award to delivery of the first finished ISV. That’s blindingly quick when it comes to vehicle development. Of course, developing a truck for a squad of soldiers is very different than developing it for families to drive to the grocery store.
“One hundred and twenty days from contract award to delivery is a significant milestone, and I am very proud of the team for this accomplishment,” said David Albritton, president of GM Defense. “We’re leveraging General Motors’ engineering prowess and immense manufacturing capabilities to bring transformative solutions to the military vehicle market. Our initial success with the ISV shows our commitment to our customer and highlights our unique right to win in the military mobility market.”
Here are 12 electric pickups in the works
Plus a few more possibilities we’re aware of
With the unveiling of the GMC Hummer EV, the list of planned electric pickups is expanding. Legacy automakers like Ford and Chevy have theirs coming, as do startups like Tesla, Rivian and Bollinger, as well as some lesser known brands. Here are all the electric pickup trucks we know to be in the works, along with a few that are being discussed or mulled over.
Bollinger Motors B2