The first 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup has rolled off the assembly line at Factory ZERO in Hamtramck, Michigan wearing a VIN serial number that ends in 001. GM says that “customer deliveries will now begin.” The GMC EV truck is the first of a range of new General Motors vehicles that will use the new Ultium vehicle configuration and battery system. The Ultium chassis can be scaled to fit the size of the vehicle and has a battery that sits below the floor and electric motors that attach directly to the axles. The upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq and electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will follow as part of General Motors’ vision for an all-electric future.
“We brought this truck to market with speed and agility and brought GM another step closer to an all-electric future,” said GM President Mark Reuss in a news release. “With our Ultium Platform as the foundation for a broad range of applications, the GMC HUMMER EV offers our customers the ultimate in capability and performance.”
Here is a short video showing the VIN 001 Hummer rolling off the line:
According to GM, VIN 001 of the Edition 1 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup was auctioned on March 27, 2021, at Barrett-Jackson at a hammer price of $2.5 million with proceeds benefitting the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization established to honor the memory of Sept. 11 first responder Stephen Siller. The foundation builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically injured veterans and provides mortgage-free homes for Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. More information is available at www.tunnel2towers.org.
The GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1’s design features an Interstellar White exterior, a unique Lunar Horizon interior, and is powered by GM’s new Ultium Platform. Its revolutionary capability offers a GM-estimated up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. It has a starting MSRP of $110,295. Signature features include:
- 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk – allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, enabling diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability on challenging terrain
- Adaptive Air Suspension with Extract Mode – enables the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches (149 mm) to help the GMC HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or fording water
- Watts to Freedom – a driver-selectable experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds
- Super Cruise – a driver-assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads, and a new automatic lane changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver while following signaling protocols
Though reservations for Edition 1 models are sold out, reservations for available models are currently accepted at GMC.com/HummerEV. As time progresses, GMC will have Hummer EV versions available priced closer to $80,000, and in 2023 an SUV version of the jumbo-sized EV will become available.
Kevin Clemens is a Senior Editor with Battery Technology.