GMC Is Making An Electric Hummer Super Truck With 1,000 Horsepower
The former gas-guzzler is now a powerful, eco-friendly vehicle!
General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer — as an electric truck.
The 30-second spot states the new truck will have 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. It can accelerate from zero to 60 in three seconds.
All three stats are pretty impressive for any truck, let alone an electric truck with zero emissions.
The commercial ends with text across the screen reading, “A quiet revolution is coming,” alluding to the fact that electric vehicles are much quieter than their gasoline and diesel-powered counterparts.
The new GMC Hummer EV will be revealed on May 20, 2020, and it will be available for purchase in Fall 2021. Here’s the ad, from GMC’s official YouTube page.
General Motors stopped making Hummer vehicles over a decade ago when they were known for being gas-guzzling behemoths.
The brand’s revival likely hopes to reverse that thinking.
General Motors may need Hummer’s brand power, too, because it’s entering a crowded field of competitors.
A number of other automakers and startups have recently begun embracing electric vehicles and entering the electric truck market. Tesla’s Cybertruck, Rivian’s R1T, Lordstown Motors’ Endurance, and Bollinger’s B2 are all expected to begin production within the next year or two.
Trucks, the New York Times says, are a “glamour vehicle” in 2020. We’ll definitely be seeing more of these electric versions, since 72% of the light vehicle market right now consists of light truck sales.
Here’s a recent image of the futuristic-looking Cybertruck from Tesla’s Instagram: