The history of Hummer is unique and interesting. It started in the late 1970s with HMMWV model, which won a US Army tender for a car for military. First prototype was made in 1980, but it gained popularity in 1991 during the Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 General Motors bought the company. Everybody wanted a Hummer in 2000s. Due to high gas prices and environmental activist, in 2009 Hummer declared bankroupcy. GM tried to sell it a Chinese company. Now American producer is writing a new history for Hummer.
First Hummer H1 had a big Detroit Diesel engine which is closely related to a truck’s engine. It had a 6,2 L engine, but in its last year of production, Hummer changed to a new Duramax engine, with a huge 6,6 L capacity and 300hp.
New Hummer EV is completely different. It is undoubtably a more technologically superior and stronger model. Powered by 3 electric motors with a total of 1000hp it can reach 560km on a single charge, according to the producer.
Customers will have access to revolutionary charging stations, with a power 350 kW, enabling nearly 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging. Because of that it can go 0-60mph in only 3.0 seconds. This is a very impressive time; in comparison, 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista Spider reaches 60mph in 2.9 seconds, just a 0,1 second faster!
In addition, this electric pickup truck will come with 35-inch wheels on 18-inch rims, and with new crabwalk feature, your car will even have the ability to move sideways. It also has air ride suspension to rise approximately 6”.
Another feature that is very helpful is EV’s cameras. In your modern vehicles you have a backup camera and sometimes in the front. In this all new Hummer you have UltraVision- 18 camera views. All cameras a waterproof. They are placed low to see beyond skid plates. Also some cameras include a wash function and lens protection.
In contrast to Hummer H1, new EV model will be flooded with electronics. Interior will have 13,5-inch and 12,3-inch screens. Back window will be remoted electronically. Windows from the big panoramic roof can be removed and hidden in the front trunk.
At this moment you cannot get the Hummer EV because the reservations are already full. If you were lucky to reserve one, the start of production will take place in ZERO Detroit/Hamtramck plant of GM in late 2021. First Hummer will be out on the street in spring 2022. All the Hummer EV edition one will be the same. With 3 electric engines, only in white color interior. GMC announced that they will also create other hummers with less horsepower in 2023 and 2024.
The latest version will be EV2. Price will be around $79.995. For EV 1st edition you must pay $112,595. They price is higher because it has 1 more motor, 100 more-mile range, 375 more horsepower, and 4,100 more LB-ft of torque.
For those interested I will link the video to the crabwalk feature.
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