2022 GMC Hummer EV
Event- By: Cathy Droz
What an amazing event and experience I had in Scottsdale, Arizona this past March. GMC invited me to experience two days exploring and discovering the 2022 GMC Hummer, all-electric “supertruck.” Over 650,000 people have laid down $100.00 each to reserve their Hummer, so let’s hope there is enough to go around.
I met the engineers who designed this phenomenal beauty and even raced from point A to point B with full pedal on the gas and slam on the brakes at the end; it was something else. I met with the Bose system designers explaining how Bose and GMC were able to make you feel via vibrations and sounds like you are in a “supertruck” and not an-all electric Nissan. I’m fascinated by the technology, engineering and even the tires on this Hummer.
I was overly impressed (first scared) to experience Super Cruise. You see you press a few buttons and switches, and you are on cruise, and you can let go of the wheel. You don’t look away because the minute you do (like look at your phone) it goes back to manual steering. However, the best was when the engineer said “put your blinker on to go in the lane to your right…” I did that and sure enough it merged into the lane next to me. The next test was… wait until a vehicle is next to you, now put on the blinker… I didn’t move, it stayed in the lane. The sensors would not allow it to move. AMAZING!!!!
In the desert we climbed hills, down craters and experienced all kinds of rocks and boulders in the washes that were far out in the desert. We had walkie talkies because our basecamp was a distance from the peek of the mountain we drove to. (See the video.)
I was part of a select group of super journalists – Autoweek, Latinology, Automotive News, Lauren Fix, Wards, ABC News, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Autotrader, YouTube and CNBC. I don’t know how I got in there, HER Certified but I was honored and impressed.
The Basic Information –
What an amazing time to be a part of the launch and experience (and drive) the GMC Hummer EV, the world’s first “Supertruck”! I had the opportunity to experience driving this amazing six-figure truck both off-road and on the street. It lived up to its nickname with its performance not disappointing. The Edition 1 model is already sold out, but many of the features below will be available on the next model. The “Watts to Freedom” mode on the vehicle allows the Hummer to hit 60 mph in 3 seconds, has four-wheel steering, removable glass roof panels, 35-inch tires, Super Cruise, power rear window and MultiPro tailgate. The Hummer EV 3X has similar features.
- Single front and dual rear motors
- 1,000 HP/1,200 LB-FT
- 0-60 time, 3 seconds
- Towing 7,500 LBS
- Four-Wheel Drive type
- Driver and Front passenger heated-cushion, heated seatback, heated front seats
- 1st row removable manual T-bar composite sunroof
- Leatherette Seat trim
- Navigation System
- 2-1st row LCD monitor
- Super Cruise offers the latest version of cruise control. Features driver-assistance technology for hands free driving and automatic lane changing.
- UltraVision4 includes new front and rear underbody cameras with live “virtual spotter” to help drivers navigate obstacles and place wheels on and of the trail.
$79,995 (new models)
As Tested: $112,595