2022 GMC HUMMER EV: Ultimate Capability, Revolutionary Performance

Powered by all-new Ultium battery tech, unveils GM’s third generation of electric vehicles


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OSHAWA, Ont. (Tuesday, October 20, 2020) GMC today introduced the 2022 HUMMER EV — a first-of-its kind supertruck developed to forge new paths with zero emissions. Initial Canadian availability fall 2022.

It will be the first fully electric addition to GMC’s lineup, driven by next-generation EV propulsion technology that enables unprecedented off-road capability, extraordinary on-road performance and an immersive driving experience designed to put occupants at the center of every moment.

“This innovative truck comes to market with speed and purpose, bringing GM another step closer to an all-electric future,” said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors. “With our Ultium Drive architecture as the foundation for an exceptionally broad range of performance, HUMMER EV is perfect for the customer who wants capability, efficiency and performance.”

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 to enhance and elevate every excursion.

Forge the path, differently

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

The GMC HUMMER EV is designed to be the ultimate off-road EV supertruck, with all-new features developed to challenge tough obstacles or terrain.

Highlights of available features on selected trims include:

  • Segment-Exclusive 4 Wheel Steer featuring CrabWalk1 — a segment-exclusive feature that allows the rear wheels and front wheels to steer at the same angle at low speeds, allowing diagonal movement of the vehicle, for even greater maneuverability on challenging terrain.
  • Adaptive Air Suspension with available segment-leading, Extract Mode2 capability enables the suspension height to be raised approximately six inches (149 mm) to help the HUMMER EV negotiate extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders.
  • 35-inch-OD tires11 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.
  • Underbody armour, consisting of sturdy steel plates that are strategically located around the battery pack and more to help provide protection in extreme off-roading conditions.
  • UltraVision3 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 views 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.

Take the adventure far and fast

Industry-leading fast-charge capabilities, paired with General Motors’ all-new Ultium battery and advanced technology features technologies, 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 kW. Industry-first technology mechanically switches the batteries from parallel to series mode during charging, which makes HUMMER EV compatible with the fastest 350 kW public DC fast chargers, enabling nearly 160 km of range in 10 minutes of charging6.
  • 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery propulsion system that will offer excellent range and power to three motors.
  • GM-estimated 560+ km of driving range7 on a full charge, based on preliminary testing.
  • The latest version of Super Cruise8, a driver assistance feature offering hands-free driving with automatic lane changing on divided and compatible roads.

Experience just how loud quiet can be

Revolutionary street performance from a truck, enabled by extraordinary next-gen EV power. Head turning looks and an unmistakable stance. The GMC HUMMER EV experience will put drivers in the middle of every moment.

The HUMMER EV debuts exclusively in a fully equipped Edition 1 trim package.

Edition 1 Highlights include:

  • Watts to Freedom9 — a driver-selectable immersive experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system, including a GM-estimated up to 0-60-mph (0-97km/h) 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 two 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.
  • Premium, technical interior materials
  • Large, 13.4-inch-diagonal infotainment10 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.

GMC HUMMER EV’s design cues will be bold and futuristic, featuring carefully executed and clever details such as the distinctive “H” motif seen in a number of elements. The reimagining of conventional displays communicates the vehicle’s capability and technology via exterior lighting and interior user interfaces.

The HUMMER EV will be the first full-electric vehicle in GMC’s portfolio and is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. Production begins in late 2021, at GM’s Factory Zero in Detroit-Hamtramck. Canadian production begins in the fall of 2022 and will be sold through the GMC Canada Dealer network.

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Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Actual results may vary.

Simulated vehicle environments shown actual production model may vary – initial Canadian availability fall 2022.

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*When properly equipped

1Limited to low speeds. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information
2Late availability. Limited at low speeds. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information
3Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information. Some camera views require available accessory camera and installation. Not compatible with all trailers. See your dealer for details.
4Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance.
5Requires use of public 800-volt DC fast chargers.
6 When properly equipped. GM estimate. Charging times are estimates and may vary based upon battery condition, charge level, output of charge unit, vehicle settings and outside temperature
7 When properly equipped.  Preliminary fuel consumption and range estimates based on GM testing in accordance with Government of Canada approved test methods.  Refer to vehicles.nrcan.gc.ca for details. Your actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age and how you use and maintain your vehicle
8Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature for divided and compatible roads, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal
9When properly equipped. Read the vehicle Owner’s Manual for important feature limitations and information.
10GMC Infotainment System functionality varies by model. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone, and USB connectivity for some devices.
11Use only GM approved wheel/tire combinations. For important tire and wheel information, see the Owner’s Manual, or your dealer for details.

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The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV is a first-of-its kind supertruck developed to forge new paths with zero emissions.