In 2009, the Hummer brand died as a result of General Motor’s (GM) bankruptcy but just as many things of yesteryear is finding second life in today’s reboot culture, there’s plans to bring the Hummer back with a few upgrades and tweaks.
At a February 2020 presentation, GM president Mark Reuss made headlines with the news that Hummer could be making a return to the market as a 1000-horsepower all-electric pickup. The new Hummer EV is slated for a Fall 2021 release, with 1000 horsepower, a torque figure of 11,5000 lb-ft, and a head-turning 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds flat. If these rumors are true, it would be able to reach 60 mph faster than the BMW M8 and the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, an impressive stat for a pickup truck.
The Hummer EV will also have up to three electric motors, according to reporting by Motor1. That’s just one motor shy of the four-motors found in Rivian R1T. Like a lot of tech, this pickup truck will also be offered in a more basic version for entry-level buyers.
Style and body wise, it will have a slatted grille similar to other Hummers but one that is also modernized with a full-length LED strip along the front of the car. The Hummer EV will be built in Michigan at GM’s Detroit Hamtramck assembly plant. GM is investing $2.2-billion in the plant in hopes of transforming it into the company’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle assembly plan, a business move first announced in January 2020. The Hummer EV is expected to sell for an estimated $70.000.
GM has plans to reveal the Hummer EV in full on May 20, 2020. You can learn more about the Hummer EV at gmc.com/electric-truck/hummer-ev.