The 2022 GMC Hummer EV revives the old Hummer brand name, but with an entirely different interpretation. The old Hummers are remembered as oversized and wasteful, but the modern take on the ultimate off-roader looks to be green, capable and downright impressive.
2022 GMC Hummer EV
Since the Hummer EV is all-electric, the only thing under its actual hood is a big empty space to store your gear. The first model to go on sale will be the Hummer EV Edition 1, which is the loaded top trim that features an electric motor that drives the front wheels and two more that drive the rear wheels. Combined output is projected to be a mind-boggling 1,000 horsepower. This model also features the "Watts to Freedom" mode (a wordplay on its initials) that enables full power acceleration to 60 mph in an claimed 3 seconds. It's a silly parlor trick that also lowers the ride height to its minimum, plays a specific song and enables launch control.
The Hummer EV's interior design blends futuristic minimalism with industrial brutalism to match its purpose. The intersecting rectangular shapes and horizontal dash echo some exterior styling elements and, at least from the supplied images, the combination of black and white upholstery with bronze accents lends an air of chic opulence to match its price.
The Hummer EV is a tech powerhouse, with no shortage of new and updated features. Arguably, one of the most advanced is the newest version of the Super Cruise self-driving system that debuted on previous Cadillac vehicles. It can operate the vehicle without any driver intervention (hands-free) under certain conditions on over 200,000 miles of enabled roadways. The latest Super Cruise also includes an automatic lane-change function.
With an all-electric version of four-wheel drive, an overabundance of torque and supporting tech features, the Hummer EV has serious all-terrain potential. It will come standard with 35-inch all-terrain tires and be able to accommodate tires as large as 37 inches. The adaptive air suspension (standard on the EV2X trim and up) will adjust to driving conditions and lift the vehicle for greater ground clearance. In Extract mode, the body can lift approximately 6 inches when conditions dictate.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV isn't cheap. Even the base model will set you back at least $80,000, and that's if you can wait for its debut in 2024. In the fledgling "supertruck" class, it will be one of the earliest to come to market, depending on the timelines for the Rivian R1, Tesla Cybertruck and a fully electric Ford F-150. Price notwithstanding, we're beyond excited to get behind the wheel of the new Hummer as an Earth-friendly off-road bruiser.