2022 GMC Hummer EV

Release Date: Fall 2021
Estimated Price: Starting at $112,595
  • Projected 1,000 horsepower and 350 miles of range
  • Serious off-road capabilities, including a CrabWalk feature
  • Plenty of new tech, including Super Cruise self-driving
  • The start of the first Hummer EV generation
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2022 GMC Hummer EV Review
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What is the Hummer EV?

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.

What's under the Hummer EV's hood?

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 advanced battery array in the floor of the vehicle is armored against off-road damage. The Hummer EV's 800-volt architecture allows it to take full advantage of the latest 350-kW DC fast-charging stations; GMC says plugging the Hummer EV into one of these lightning-quick stations can add 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Cruising range is estimated at 350-plus miles on a full charge.

The Hummer EV3X will debut in fall 2022, with much of the Edition 1's hardware and features. The midgrade Hummer EV2X will debut in the spring of 2023, while the entry-level Hummer EV2 will follow a year later. Both will feature a two-motor layout.

How's the Hummer EV's interior?

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 wide infotainment display mounted in the middle of the dash will likely handle the majority of controls, but we're pleased to see two rows of physical switches underneath. The top row of  switches appears to control the air conditioning, while the bottom row handles secondary systems (differential locks, parking systems and steering wheel heating).

We expect a feeling of airiness inside the Hummer EV, thanks to the wide center console and transparent roof panels. Those panels are removable for true open-air enjoyment and can be stowed in the front trunk.

How's the Hummer EV's tech?

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.

There are plenty of EV-related features, too. The Regen on Demand feature can be activated via a steering wheel paddle and allows for one-pedal driving. In this mode, there will be seldom need for the brake pedal because lifting off the accelerator will decelerate the vehicle more aggressively, using that momentum to charge the batteries. The modular batteries themselves are smartly designed to maximize performance and temperature control. Through the Energy Assist function on the smartphone app, the battery can be preheated to maximize charging efficiency.

How are the Hummer EV's off-road and hauling abilities?

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.

In Extract mode, the off-road exterior specs are impressive, with an approach angle of 49.7 degrees, a departure angle of 38.4 degrees, a breakover angle of 32.2 degrees and a water-fording depth of 32 inches. In standard settings, they remain solid at 41.5 degrees for approach, a departure of 31.6 degrees, breakover of 22.3 degrees and fording depth of 26 inches.

Four-wheel steering will also be standard on all trims except the base model, and allow for U-turns in as little as 37.1 feet, which is similar to a small sedan's maneuverability. On top of that, the system also includes a CrabWalk function where all four wheels are turned in the same direction up to 10 degrees, allowing the vehicle to drive diagonally to avoid obstacles. Other off-road tech includes a long list of off-road apps in the infotainment system and as many as 18 camera views to locate hazards while off-roading (including under the vehicle). 

As for the Hummer's "truckability," it has a short pickup bed that's not unlike the Chevrolet Avalanche that was last produced in 2013. It features a version of GMC's MultiPro tailgate that can be configured to better secure cargo or as a step to allow for easier access.

EdmundsEdmunds says

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.

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