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GMC introduces 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1; powered by all-new Ultium battery tech

GMC introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV Edition 1. It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables off-road capability, on-road performance and an immersive driving experience.


The HUMMER EV will get its energy from General Motors’ all-new Ultium batteries and power from Ultium Drive, GM’s proprietary EV drive units. A GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque are generated by three separate motors within two Ultium drive units to give HUMMER EV’s e4WD remarkable on- and off-road capabilities. Additional purposeful and intuitive technologies will complement the truck’s range and capabilities.


We had one goal for HUMMER EV: Build the most capable factory truck - ever. It’s an absolute off-road beast with a unique e4WD drive system that provides maneuverability unlike anything GM has ever offered before.

—Al Oppenheiser, GMC HUMMER EV chief engineer

Highlights of available features include:

  • Segment-Exclusive 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk — a feature that allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, enabling diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability on challenging terrain.

  • Adaptive Air Suspension with available segment-leading Extract Mode capability enables the suspension height to be raised approximately 6 inches (149 mm) to help the HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or fording water.

  • 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires offered standard; and the capability to accommodate 37-inch tires. They offer exceptional strength and flexibility to optimize maneuverability with the HUMMER EV’s unprecedented off-road capability, including scaling 18-inch verticals and driving through water that is more than 2 feet deep.

  • Underbody armor, consisting of sturdy steel plates that are strategically located around the battery pack and more to help provide protection in extreme off-roading conditions.

  • UltraVision that includes new front and rear underbody cameras with live “virtual spotter” views to help drivers navigate obstacles and place wheels on and off the trail. The underbody cameras are packaged to help protect against damage and equipped with a wash function to help clear debris. HUMMER EV offers a best-in-class number of camera views, with up to 18 available from the vehicle to help increase awareness of surroundings.

  • Off-road widgets that display vehicle functions and terrain status through the infotainment and driver information screens. Examples include torque output, differential locker engagement, tire pressure, pitch and roll angles (including maximum values), a drift gauge (with maximum values), friction circle, torque vectoring and more.

Industry-leading fast-charge capabilities, paired with General Motors’ all-new Ultium battery and advanced technology features, will coalesce to offer maximum capability and optimal range.

Edition 1 highlights include:

  • Three-motor e4WD drive system that will offer the equivalent of GM-estimated 1,000 horsepower and GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque.

  • 800-volt DC public fast charging5 compatibility of up to 350 kilowatts. Industry-first technology mechanically switches the batteries from parallel to series mode during charging, which makes HUMMER EV compatible with the fastest 350 kW DC fast chargers, enabling nearly 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging.

  • 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system that will offer excellent range and power to three motors.

  • GM-estimated 350+ miles of driving range on a full charge, based on preliminary testing.

  • The latest version of Super Cruise8, an available driver assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads, and a new automatic lane changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver, while following signaling protocols.

The HUMMER EV debuts exclusively in a fully-equipped Edition 1 trim package. Edition 1 highlights include:

  • Watts to Freedom — a driver-selectable immersive experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-60-mph performance in approximately 3 seconds.

  • Drive Mode Control offers driver-selectable modes that tailor performance—including torque splits between the front and rear wheels, and four-wheel steering settings—for different driving conditions. It includes Terrain Mode, which raises the HUMMER EV’s ride height by nearly 2 inches.

  • Adaptive Ride Control continuous damping that is tailored for both on- and off-road driving.

  • Open-air driving enabled by the structural rigidity of the Ultium batteries, with standard Infinity Roof and removable transparent Sky Panels that can stow in the “frunk” storage compartment at the front of the vehicle.

  • 13.4-inch diagonal infotainment screen and 12.3-inch diagonal driver information center display convey a wealth of vehicle performance and driver awareness information.

  • MultiPro Tailgate with six functional positions.

  • Power rear drop glass window and power tonneau cover.


Production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center.



Smart move by GM. Beautiful massive SUV unlike the goofy looking Tesla Cybertruck. Now I would like to see a massive movement towards off the grid decentralized energy production in order to cut the cord from the big energy companies forever. I'm tired of being raped by big oil, big energy, big medicine, big government. BA$TARDS !


Looks more practical than Tesla's Cyber Truck. I hope that they quickly move to make EV trucks that are practical for contractors. Most contractors probably drive less than 100 miles per day and could use external electric power for compressors, etc.


@sd Farmers and ranchers could also use EV trucks and farm equipment along with other technologies for off-the-grid farming to ultimately cut the cords from energy and oil companies.


Nice truck if your are in the million dollar boys club; starts at $110,000...definitely out of most people's reach.


It appears to me that GM is advice resistant. Will they ever learn?


GM did not have a Cruze cross over nor an Equinox hybrid,
I guess their marketing group does not ask.

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