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GMC Teases Electrical Hummer: Pickup with monster specs shall be unveiled later this yr

GMC shall be reintroducing its iconic Hummer as an electrical pickup.

Throughout final night time’s Tremendous Bowl matchup between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, GMC ran the advert you see beneath, teasing a brand new, electrified model of the Hummer and a full unveiling slated for Could 20.

One other advert, which you’ll be able to see beneath,  juxtaposes the spectacular efficiency metrics of GMC’s first all-electric truck with the outstanding quietness inherent within the operation of an electrical car. In different phrases, no extra ticking off the neighbors, as a result of the 1,000-hp electrical Hummer with 11,500 lb.-ft. torque will quietly hum and buzz alongside whereas a 1,000-hp supercharged truck roaring to life at 7 a.m. received’t precisely make mates in most neighborhoods.

Plus, most vans and vehicles could have a tough time maintaining with the Hummer EV which GMC says will hit zero to 60 mph in three seconds.

So why are we pondering that the resurrected Hummer shall be a pickup and never an SUV? Properly, in Michigan final week GM president Mark Reuss mentioned, “Our electrical pickup would be the first of a number of electrical truck variants we are going to construct at Detroit-Hamtramck over the subsequent few years.”

Mix that with what GMC reported final week, that the Hummer EV shall be its “first all-electric truck.” However wait a minute! Vans are sometimes lumped along with SUVs and that is GMC’s first electrical truck, not Chevy’s! That doesn’t imply something! Properly, later within the press launch there’s this assertion which clearly separates GMC vans from SUVs.

“GMC builds premium and succesful vans and SUVs and the GMC Hummer EV takes this to new heights,” mentioned Duncan Aldred, vp of World Buick and GMC. “We’re excited to debut our revolutionary zero-emissions truck in the course of the greatest night time in TV promoting.”

So, to recap…although GMC doesn’t consult with the Hummer as a pickup, it does name it a truck all through the press launch—not an SUV. Was it an intentional sleight of hand? Seems like we’ll have to attend till the total reveal on Could 20.

The GMC Hummer EV shall be constructed at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck meeting plant the place Reuss mentioned their first manufacturing EV, a pickup, will rollout in late 2021. GMC studies that Hummer EV shall be rolling off the meeting line there within the fall of 2021. Was Reuss referring to Hummer EV? Seems prefer it’s a secure guess. Actually, GMC simply confirmed with Laborious Working Vans that Hummer EV shall be a pickup. Excuse me whereas I pat myself on the again.