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I had a great plan. My friends and I were to drive up to northern Michigan for a weekend of golf, and I decided the long-wheelbase Land Rover Range Rover would be the perfect chariot. And then, 24 hours before we were to leave, I was told I had to return the item early and I couldn’t use it for the trek. The big alternative was the two-door Defender V8 which, despite being super cool, wasn’t roomy for the trip.
After a panicked call to Editor-in-Chief Meersma, I was on my way out to snipe. 2022 GMC Hummer EV who was sitting in his driveway for an unplanned trip north. And while the Hummer surprised me during an off-road heavy first drive, this long highway trip from metro Detroit to Manistee, Michigan exposed some literal and figurative pain points in GMC’s first all-electric vehicle. What did
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|Quick stats||2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1|
|Motor:||Triple permanent magnet motors|
|Output:||1,000 horsepower / 1,200 pound-feet|
|0-60 mph:||3.0 seconds (estimated)|
|EV range:||329 miles|
- Exterior Color: Interstellar White
- Interior Color: Jet Black/Light Grey
- Wheel size: 18 inches
GMC What could be the engineering work for InsideEVs Star Award Finalist Hummer EV in southeast Michigan, but its boxy look still remains out of sight on the roads here. This may explain the continued attention the Hummer EV received during my long weekend. Huge off-road tires, brutal lines, amber clearance lights, and squared-off corners mean the boxy EV cuts an impressive figure, but its width and poor visibility make it a handful on highway roads. are
But the cabin Edition 1 There’s a pleasing mix of colors, including gold-painted plastic on the climate vents. But the texture of the door panels and wide center console is uncomfortable to rest on bare arms and tiresome on long drives. And material quality, while adequate for a $60,000 truck, isn’t quite up to par on a $110,000 flagship. Things like the plastic buttons below the wide center display, for example, would make the most of it. Premium finish and action.
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Seating arrangement: 2/3
- Cargo Capacity: 11.3 Cubic Feet (Frank)
The Hummer EV’s wide, supportive seats felt good at first blush, but after three hours at the helm developed a serious case of hip numbness. The rear bench is adequate for passengers or cargo, but certainly not both. At the same time, the cargo volume is surprisingly tight. Golf bags and suitcases easily ate up the relatively small amount of bed space. The roomy 11.3-cubic-foot Franck lightens the load somewhat, though annoyingly, the only way to close the thing seems to be a button in the cabin. A powered Frank lid/hood won’t respond to the key fob and the Frank itself has no physical buttons.
And of course, those big tires and removable roof panels create a sheer transgression of unpleasantness. God, this is so loud. The ride is excellent, though, thanks to the super squishy tuning of the air suspension.
Technology and connectivity
- Center display: 13.4-inch touchscreen
- Instrument cluster display: 12.3 inches
- Wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto: Yes
GMC focused the Hummer EV’s tech suite around a spacious 13.4-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital cluster. Both are used. Unreal engine To get a production car that has the most beautiful graphics. However, some functionality increased during the trip.
While the touchscreen responds quickly, the Google navigation system was poor and used weird logic when planning a route. The reconfigurable instrument cluster looks great, but there’s little differentiation between separate themes, and the steering wheel blurs some information with certain layouts.
Performance and handling
- Engine: Triple Permanent Magnet Motors
- Output: 1,000 horsepower / 1,200 pound-feet
- Transmission: Single Speed Automatic
Three motors and a large battery endow the Hummer EV with blistering acceleration. What’s to Freedom mode claims most of the headlines, but even without the theatrics, it’s a straight-line rocket ship at almost any speed. Digging into the accelerator, even at highway speeds, sends the nose skyward as the rear sits low and tilts toward the horizon.
Unfortunately, the Hummer EV struggles everywhere on the road. The 9,000-plus pound curb weight and extremely aggressive off-road tires are the automotive equivalent of a mixture of bleach and ammonia, easily overshadowing the limited lateral grip of the massive tires. Taylor is surprisingly precise, and the rear axle steer not only makes low-speed maneuvers very easy, but leads to amazing stability at high speeds.
Braking demands are an afterthought due to the long-travel suspension, limited grip, heavy weight, and modest 14.0-inch discs. The on-demand region pedal is fun and one-pedal saves the journey in the touch screen to adjust between driving and more comfortable recovery.
- Driver Assistance Level: SAE Level 2 (Hands Off)
- NHTSA Rating: Not rated.
- IIHS Rating: Not rated.
The Hummer EV Edition 1 comes with the latest version of GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driver aid, complete with automatic lane changes. The system worked beautifully. Long drive from Detroit to Maine, which is good, because keeping the wide Hummer between the lane markers is exhausting. Automatic lane changes were also predictable and controlled, with excellent messaging from the digital cluster.
The economy of oil
- EV range: 329 miles
- Battery Size: 212.7-Kilowatt-Hour Lithium-Ion
- Peak DC charging rate: 350 kW
Fun fact: A 110-volt outlet will take five days to fully charge the Hummer EV from 57 percent. If you want to know how quickly the Hummer EV gets juiced up on a real charger and how far it can go between sessions, Check out our 70 mph range test And a Comparison with its two closest competitors.
|Performance:||EV range:||Battery Size:||Peak DC Charge Rate:|
|GMC Hummer EV Edition||329 miles||212.7-kWh||350 kW|
|Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum||280 miles||131.0-kWh||150 kW|
|Raven R1T Quad Motor||328 miles||135.0-kWh||184 kW|
- Base price: $108,700 + $1,595 destination
- Base trim price: $110,295 (including destination)
- Price as tested: $110,295
Eventually the price of the GMC Hummer EV will come down to something that might be reasonable. Today isn’t that day, though, with this Edition 1 asking $110,295, including a $1,595 destination charge. That’s dramatically more than any other electric pickup truck (real or imagined), with more out-of-the-box. Ford F-150 Lightning Asking $98,769, quad motor Raven R1T Starting at $87,000, and three motors Tesla Cybertruck It will reportedly cost around $70,000.
The good news is that the Edition 1 has absolutely zero options, so the price won’t go up by more than six figures. But with modest range for a vehicle carrying a battery that’s more than 50 percent larger than any competition and compromised real-world driving character, the Hummer EV — at least in its current form — is a big off-roader. As a pickup with tires – hard to recommend.