GMC Hummer EV CrabWalks into EV space with beastly off-road capabilities


As announced earlier this year, GMC has resurrected the Hummer brand as an all-electric “supertruck”, ready to go on sale in late 2021 as a 2022 model. GMC is already accepting pre-orders and the reservations for the Hummer EV Edition 1 are apparently full.


As we can see in the list above, there’ll be three main trims and the base Hummer EV2 with a starting price tag of $79,995 is not available until 2024, while the Edition 1 with a price tag of $122,595 is claimed to be sold out. The tri-motor EV3X priced at $99,995, is the next in line, followed by the EV2X with $89,995 starting price.

As for the styling, I think the designers have tried their best to come up with something that looks like an evolved version of the original Hummer. The front fascia with its grille design is fairly recognizable as a new Hummer and so is the side profile with flared, squarish wheel arches. In fact, the side profile might remind you of the Lamborghini LM002. Also, notice the ‘H’ shape in the headlight housing and also a vertical H-shaped taillight signature. The headlights perform welcome, leaving and charging animations.

As standard, the truck rides on 22-inch wheels wrapped with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, while 37-inch tires are available in the options list. The Edition 1 we’re seeing above, rides on 18-inch wheels wrapped with the aforementioned 35-inch tires.


The ‘Infinity Roof’ with removable panels is a standard feature; the panels can be stowed in the “frunk” of the truck. The Edition 1 gets transparent Sky Panels.

The cabin has that typical utilitarian layout with generous squares and rectangles throughout. Although not a copy, the dashboard might remind you of the one in the Rivian. Also, notice the ‘H’ motif on the steering wheel and on the air vents as well. Depending on the trim, the features list includes a 13.4-inch infotainment display, 12.3-inch driver display, 14-speaker Bose audio system, and adaptive air suspension.

Materials used include Tech Bronze for accents and all-weather flooring for durability.

As for driver assistance, the Hummer EV gets Super Cruise technology that is found in other GM vehicles. It enables hands-free driving and automatic lane changing on compatible roads.

When it comes to off-roading credentials, the Hummer EV boasts 4 Wheel Steer with CrabWalk, which enables 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 terrains. The list includes Extract Mode with suspension rising up to 6-inches (149 mm); underbody armor with steel plates; and UltraVision with front and rear underbody cameras. All of these are standard on the Edition 1 as part of the Extreme Off-Road Package.

The base model has two electric motors with 400-volt architecture, while the remaining trims boast an 800-volt architecture — similar to that of the Taycan. The EV3X with three electric motors is estimated to offer 800 bhp (597 kW) and 12,880 Nm (9,500 lb-ft) of wheel torque, and a range of over 300 mi (483+ km).

The big daddy Edition 1, also with three electric motors, is estimated to offer 1,000 bhp (746 kW) and 15,592 Nm (11,500 lb-ft) of wheel torque. The range here is claimed to be over 350 mi (563+ km). The Edition 1 is capable of up to 350 kW DC fast-charging, which is claimed to enable nearly 100 mi (161 km) of range in 10 minutes of charging. The Hummer EV uses GM’s Ultium battery pack (with LG cells) that we read about earlier this year.

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