DETROIT: GMC announced on Wednesday that its all-electric super truck will debut later this fall and will begin production in fall 2021.
GMC teased a few more bits of information about the electric Hummer, saying its roof panels could be removed for an open-air drive. The vehicle's electric motors are capable of producing up to 1,000hp and over 15,000Nm of torque for a supercar sprint of 0-100kph in 3s.
The re-invented Hummer would use Ultium batteries, which GM said could be quickly charged up through "super fast charging" technology.
Details about the GMC Hummer EV’s on- and off-road capabilities would be revealed closer to its debut.
GMC's so-called BT1 electric truck/SUV programme is the centrepiece of a planned US$3 billion investment in the Detroit-Hamtramck plant to make electric trucks and vans, and part of a broader US$7.7 billion investment in GM’s US plants over the next four years, according to a proposed labour deal between the automaker and the United Auto Workers union.
Reuters quoted analysts as saying that the investment would move the automaker into a part of the EV market that is largely untested and where GM has a higher likelihood of turning a profit.
GM is copying Tesla's strategy by starting in the high end and then moving down the price ladder.
More information is available at www.gmc.com/HummerEV.