Originally based on the military-spec Humvee, the Hummer brand produced a range of road-going civilian vehicles between 1992 and 2009. With the onset of the 2008 financial crisis, these gas-guzzling SUVs were seen as impractical luxuries unfit for the economic conditions at the time. Facing bankruptcy, GM tried to sell the brand off in order to make up for lost revenue; following a series of failed negotiations, Hummer was finally dissolved in 2010.
From the ashes of its petrol-powered forebearers rises a new Hummer: the Tesla Cybertruck-rivaling GMC Hummer EV Truck. Featuring three electric motors good for 1,000hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, it’ll do 0-60mph in just three seconds. In other words, the new Hummer is a supertruck touting performance unlike any other. What’s more, it also comes with an all-new CrabWalk setting, a feature that utilizes the truck’s four-wheel steering in order to drive diagonally. And with its innovative Extract Mode, the Hummer EV can raise its suspension by 6″ to ford the trickiest of obstacles. The driving range is estimated to be in excess of 350 miles, and an included fast charger can charge 100 miles in just 10 minutes. Prices start at $79,995 for the base model, with delivery of the range-topping Edition 1 beginning fall 2021.
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