Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

GM has officially begun shipping its Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup trucks out of the factory and into customer driveways, according to a press release on the company’s website. Built on the Ultium platform, the Hummer EV Edition 1 model comes with a hefty price tag of $110,295, along with up to 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated range of 329 miles.

Unique features of the vehicle include ‘CrabWalk’, a mode that allows the truck to drive diagonally at low speeds by turning the rear and front wheels at the same angle. Another feature increases the height of the truck’s suspension by six inches, potentially allowing the truck to clear large rocks or water when driving off-road — in the fine print, GM says this feature won’t come with 2022 Edition 1- models, will be available via a free software update and will come standard in all models manufactured in 2023 and beyond.

Photo by Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors

The Hummer EV Edition 1 also has a performance setting that lets you harness the full power of the electric drive system, which GM says can send the vehicle from zero to 60 in about three seconds. It also comes with Super Cruise, which gives you hands-free driving and automatic lane changes on compatible roads. Super Cruise was temporarily discontinued on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade due to the chip shortage, but it appears the Edition 1 will not be affected.

The Hummer EV Edition 1 model has now sold out, but other versions are available for pre-order. The Hummer EV 3X will be available in the fall of next year and will cost $99,995. It will come with an estimated range of over 300 miles and three engines that produce 830 horsepower and torque up to 11,500 lb-ft.

Meanwhile, the 625HP Hummer EV 2X costs $89,995, comes with two engines and will be available in Spring 2023. It will last an estimated 300 miles on a single charge and will produce 7,400 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the cheapest of the bunch — the Hummer EV 2 — also has two motors and produces the same 625 horsepower and 7,400 lb-ft of torque. GM plans to release it in the spring of 2024 for $79,995, with a range of over 250 miles on a full charge. You can view the full list of embellishments on GM’s site.

At the end of last year, the company initially unveiled the Hummer electric pickup. The first of its kind was auctioned for $2.5 million in a March auction, with all proceeds going to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a charity that helps wounded veterans. GM also announced that it has begun shipping the BrightDrop EV600 to FedEx, a commercial delivery vehicle also built on the Ultium platform.

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