The 2022 GMC Hummer EV revives the old Hummer brand name, but with an entirely different interpretation. The old Hummers — first the H1, which was a civilian version of the original Humvee military vehicle, and then the more common H2 and H3 SUVs — are remembered as a product of their time:

distinctively macho, but also distinctively oversized and wasteful. The modern take on the ultimate off-roader looks to be green, capable, and downright impressive.

In a vehicle as large as the Hummer, you’re bound to have plenty of space to move around. In the front and rear seats, there’s plenty of space for adults of all shapes and sizes. Seat padding is a bit firm, but the seats are supportive with a wide range of adjustments available.

At the GM facility, we got the 2022 GMC Hummer EV up to 75 mph and cruised easily over rutted, potholed, and rough surfaces. Road imperfections weren’t completely unnoticed, but the large tire sidewalls and the 13 inches of suspension travel certainly soaked up the majority of bumps.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

For now, the only powertrain available in the 2022 GMC Hummer EV is a setup with three electric motors that make 1000 horsepower. All-wheel drive is standard and GMC estimates a zero-to-60-mph time of 3.0 seconds, which the company says is achievable thanks to the truck’s Watts to Freedom launch control driving mode.

GMC is also quoting a dubious 11,500 lb-ft torque figure from this powertrain, but that estimated number is almost certainly calculated through the torque-multiplying effect of the truck’s gear ratios.

While we take issue with how that misleading torque number is calculated, it should have massive pulling power regardless. The real torque number will be between 1000 and 1100 lb-ft, GMC insiders say.

We were able to test drive a prototype model and were wowed by its performance. We are eagerly awaiting our chance to test the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s performance capabilities at our test track and will update this story with test results as soon as we can.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV haven’t been released yet so it’s unknown what kind of efficiency this big electric vehicle will offer.

When it makes it to production, we’ll test the big brute on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test route and report our MPGe and range findings here. For more information about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Even though Hummers of yesteryear were mainly SUVs, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV takes the form of a crew cab pickup truck with a five-foot-long bed; an SUV model will follow the truck into production and should be revealed sometime in 2021.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV‘s cabin is similarly spacious to GMC’s Sierra crew cab pickup truck, and the interior can be opened to the elements via a novel removable roof that reintroduces a T-top–esque design popular in GM sports and muscle cars in the 1970s and 1980s.

When in place, the transparent panels are akin to a normal panoramic glass sunroof but lifting them off and stowing them in the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s front trunk gives the truck a convertible vibe similar to that of the Jeep Gladiator.

Inside, several moon-inspired touches—such as a moon-boot footprint on the dead pedal and speaker grilles that show the Sea of Tranquility—serve as not-so-subtle reminders of GM’s connection to NASA astronauts and the electrically powered Apollo 15 lunar rover that the company helped engineer.

Infotainment and Connectivity

A large 13.4-inch display serves as the infotainment screen, and there’s a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel as well. GMC has contracted Epic Games—maker of the wildly popular Fortnite video game—to create the graphics for the Hummer EV’s infotainment interface.

A host of connectivity features will be standard, including Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and GM’s OnStar telematics system. We’ll know more about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV‘s available tech features closer to the truck’s on-sale date.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature is the one to beat in the EV marketplace, but lucky for the Hummer EV, GM’s Super Cruise system is just as capable and will be offered as a standard feature. We also expect to see less advanced features such as lane-keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring.

For more information about the 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

2022 GMC Hummer EV

Full Specifications

Overview
Starting MSRP
$108,700
Engine Type Electric
Transmission 1-speed direct drive
Drive Type Four wheel drive
Total Seating 5
Basic Warranty 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

 

Drivetrain
Drivetrain
On Demand 4WD yes
Drive Type Four wheel drive
Front And Rear Locking Differential yes
Transmission 1-speed direct drive
Battery & Range
Battery Capacity 200 kwh
Fuel Type Electric fuel

 

Engine
Engine
Base Engine Type Electric
Horsepower 1,000 hp
Torque 11,500 lb-ft

 

Safety
Safety
2 Front Headrests yes
3 Rear Headrests yes
LED Headlamp yes
Auto Delay Off Headlamps yes
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System yes
Child Seat Anchors yes
Daytime Running Lights yes
Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags yes
Dusk Sensing Headlamps yes
Post-Collision Safety System yes
Pre-Collision Safety System yes
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System yes
Stability Control yes
Tire Pressure Monitoring yes
Traction Control yes
4-Wheel ABS yes
Emergency Braking Assist yes
Front And Rear Solid Disc Brakes yes
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation yes
Rear Center 3-Point Belt yes
Rear Door Child Safety Locks yes
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests yes
In-Car Entertainment
14 Total Speakers yes
36 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service yes
Bose Premium Brand Speakers yes
USB Connection yes
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control yes
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio yes
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete) yes
AM/FM Stereo yes

 

Comfort & Convenience
Comfort & Convenience
Adaptive Cruise Control yes
Driver Assisted Parking Assist yes
Electric Power Steering yes
Front And Rear Cupholders yes
Front And Rear Door Pockets yes
Front And Rear Parking Sensors yes
Front Seatback Storage yes
Front, Side, And Rear View Camera yes
Keyless Ignition yes
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel yes
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.) yes
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel yes
Sun Sensor yes
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror yes
Heated Steering Wheel yes
Interior Air Filtration yes
Leatherette Steering Wheel yes
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors yes
Three Zone Climate Control yes
Power Feature
4 One-Touch Power Windows yes
Hands-Free Entry yes
Heated Mirrors yes
Instrumentation
Instrumentation
Clock yes
Compass yes
External Temperature Display yes
Trip Computer yes

 

Front Seat Dimensions
Front Seat Dimensions
8 -Way Power Driver Seat yes
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat yes
Bucket Front Seats yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat yes
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat yes
Leatherette yes
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat yes
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat yes
Ventilated Driver Seat yes
Ventilated Passenger Seat yes
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support yes
Front Head Room 42.5 in.
Front Hip Room 60.5 in.
Front Leg Room 45.6 in.
Front Shoulder Room 63.9 in.
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

 

Rear Seat Dimensions
Folding Center Armrest yes
Multi-Level Heating yes
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control yes
Rear Head Room 38.6 in.
Rear Hip Room 60.3 in.
Rear Leg Room 38.9 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 64.0 in.
Split-Folding Rear Seatback yes

 

Exterior Options
Exterior Options
Power Retractable Tonneau Cover +$2,300
MultiPro Tailgate Audio System By Kicker +$849

 

Dimensions
Dimensions
Angle Of Approach 49.7 degrees
Angle Of Departure 38.4 degrees
Bed Length 5’0”
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 48.0 cu.ft.
Ground Clearance 10.1 in.
Height 79.1 in.
Length 216.8 in.
Maximum Cargo Capacity 48.0 cu.ft.
Overall Width With Mirrors 93.7 in.
Overall Width Without Mirrors 86.7 in.
Turning Circle 37.1 ft.
Wheel Base 135.6 in.

 

Colors
Colors
Exterior Colors
  • Interstellar White
Interior Colors
  • Lunar Horizon (Jet Black/Light Gray), leatherette

 

Tires & Wheels
Tires & Wheels
Painted Alloy Wheels yes
18 X 9.0 In. Wheels yes
All Terrain Tires yes
LT305/70R18 Tires yes

 

Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension yes

 

Warranty
Warranty
Basic 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Drivetrain 5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Free Maintenance 1 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside 5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Rust 6 yr./ 100,000 mi.

 

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