The first 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickups have been produced at Factory ZERO, and customer deliveries in the US will now begin.
The revolutionary GMC supertruck made its first regional debut last November at General Motors’ Exhibit Zero Arabia event. Cementing on its leadership position across the three key pillars of future mobility: electrification, autonomy, and connectivity, General Motors revealed then that 13 new EVs are set to launch in the Middle East by 2025 with a clear ambition to deliver the best and broadest range of EVs in the region with an EV for every customer and every wallet.
The GMC HUMMER EV is scheduled to arrive to the Middle East by end of 2022 and it represents the first of many Ultium-based consumer vehicles to be produced as part of General Motors’ vision for an all-electric future.
Sharon Nishi, Chief Marketing Officer, GM Africa and Middle East said: “Our vision of the future of electrification is now a reality. Last month, we revealed the GMC HUMMER EV, a year ahead of its official arrival to the Middle East region and the audience response was exceptional. The GMC HUMMER EV packs everything our regional audiences love about the brand, from off-roading capabilities to premium design and state of the art technologies. We can’t wait to see this GMC supertruck on the roads in our region.”
“We brought this truck to market with speed and agility and brought GM another step closer to an all-electric future,” said GM President Mark Reuss. “With our Ultium Platform as the foundation for a broad range of applications, the GMC HUMMER EV offers our customers the ultimate in capability and performance.”
The GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1’s design features an Interstellar White exterior, unique Lunar Horizon interior and is powered by GM’s new Ultium Platform. Its revolutionary capability offers a GM-estimated up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Signature features include:
§ 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk1 – 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 Extract Mode2 – enables the suspension to be raised approximately 149 mm /(6 inches) to help the GMC HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as sand dunes, clearing boulders or fording water.
§ Watts to Freedom3 – a driver-selectable experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including GM-estimated 0-100 kmh (0-60-mph) performance in approximately 3 seconds.
The GMC HUMMER EV leads future production of zero-emission vehicles at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, which has been retooled, upgraded and expanded with a $2.2 billion investment by GM. Factory ZERO will serve as the launchpad for the company’s multi-brand EV strategy4.
To support the company’s global vision, earlier this year GM announced plans to invest USD$35 billion through 2025 in electric and autonomous vehicles, and will launch more than 30 new EVs globally.