Hummer, the fuel-consuming pickup so hated by environmentalists, is back, but this time it will not burn fuel or exhale greenhouse gases. General Motors revealed that the Hummer will be brought back as an EV or an electric truck.
The newly launched Hummer in the future will use electric motors to provide up to 1000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-96 km/h (0-60 mph) in just 3 seconds. GMC has recently posted a teaser on its website, where the first image of the truck was revealed that will be cleared on the 20th of May, 2020.
The electric Hummer will be manufactured and marketed under the GMC brand; the assembly is expected to take place at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant.
GM did not disclose the price or specify the autonomy of the truck with a single battery charge. Although the electric truck is expected to be a large vehicle and its performance is still unknown, it is very likely to reduce noise and zero emissions compared to the equivalents that run on fuel, says the company.
General Motors had previously announced plans to revive the Hummer brand, which had been killed due to sales below expectations in 2010. It took nearly a decade to see the return of this mechanical giant. Hummer cars are preferred by their rugged physique. However, fuel consumption is one of Hummer’s biggest problems.