2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 Makes Amends For Sins of Past
The irony of the new HUMMER flagship GMC all-electric 1,000 horsepower “supertruck “ is delicious as the former General Motors action brand was the poster-child for the excesses of the gas-guzzling early 2000s.
Disappearing a decade ago, amid the wreckage of the economic crisis, the Phoenix-like rise of 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1 makes for great marketing theater!
As the halo product of the newly inspired General Motors electric vehicles campaign, the new HUMMER indulges the American passion for size and power … with a nod to the all-electric vehicle future.
Though mostly a concept vehicle now … production capability will ramp up quickly as the new HUMMER rides on the flexible standard and extended wheelbase architecture underpinning the big steel fleet from the GMC Yukon to the Cadillac Escalade.
With already incredible 1,000 horsepower ratings, this beast generates 11,500 lb-ft of torque from 3 separate electric motors within two drive units, which also gives the HUMMER EV Herculean e4WD off-road capabilities.
The $100,000 HUMMER EV Edition 1 pick-up, and later SUV, also features rock-climb ready 4-wheel steering crab-walking capability to add to its adventure cred.