Hooniverse Asks: Are you interested in the GMC Hummer EV?

You’ve heard the news. The Hummer name is coming back. It’s to be reborn as an electric vehicle. The GMC Hummer EV is set to make its debut on May 5th. Are you interested to see what shows up?

The specs are certainly intriguing. GM says it’s electric truck will run from 0-60 in three seconds. 1,000 horsepower is on tap. And the torque is a mind boggling 11,500 lb-ft. That figure must be measured at the wheels, which is lame since no one measures torque there.

Regardless, this electric Hummer should prove to be an interesting beast. Are you curious to learn more? Are you interested in the GMC Hummer EV?

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27 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Are you interested in the GMC Hummer EV?”

  1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
    Wayne Moyer

    Do we know what the brake horsepower is? Not what the horsepower is at the brakes is. No what power the brakes make. I mean if it has 11,500 torques than how much brakes power does it has? I’m sure there is a JD Power rating for this. https://media3.giphy.com/media/9Srw547sRukW4/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

    1. 0A5599 Avatar

      I had one of these.

      With electric vehicles, in addition to any mechanical/friction braking, there’s also regenerative braking–essentially turning the motors into battery charging generators. So probably pretty substantial, based on my experience with Power Wheels.

      1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        Bonus points for making me think of how serious you were right up until the last two wheels.

    2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

      Road & Track used include brake swept area (square inches per ton) in their road test stats

  2. danleym Avatar


  3. Batshitbox Avatar

    Can it do a tank turn? Tank turn is the new gold standard for electric trucks. No tank turn no sale.

    1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
      Wayne Moyer

      Rivian is the one who started that. So we’ll have to see.

      1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
        Wayne Moyer

        Does it come with the large pole attached so that you can run it as a RC car?

        1. Monkey10is Avatar

          …or Dodgem?

          1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
            Wayne Moyer

            Rockem Sockem Dodgem’s!

        2. outback_ute Avatar

          Could tap into the 600V tram wires here, drive and charge the battery at the same time.

          1. Wayne Moyer Avatar
            Wayne Moyer

            Redefining KITT’s turbo boost there.

  4. William Byrd Avatar

    Definitely. I drive a 2017 JKU as my daily driver, I’d definitely consider this (and the new Bronco) in the future. I drive less than 3 miles to my day job, so range isn’t a massive deal. I like the idea of a big burly SUV that’s also electric.

  5. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Nope. An electric powertrain is ill-suited for anything I need an SUV for, and as a commuter, it is too big with way more battery than I would need. The only times I need an SUV, I am towing and/or traveling a long distance. An electric Hummer would be more efficient as a daily driver than my current SUV, but far less efficient than a purpose-built commuter.

    As is the case with most electric vehicle offerings, it will be both way too much and not nearly enough. The closest anyone offers to what I would want in an electric car is the new Mini. It is an electric car focused on what electric cars do best. An electric car will never be a 100% use-case vehicle (nothing really is), but something like the Mini would meet 95% of my needs, and spending several times as much to bring that number to 97% is a terrible value.

  6. mdharrell Avatar

    Thanks, but no. That sounds like a lot more work than the last EV I had to deal with.


    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      Is that an actual miasma surrounding your ZAP Xebra? A nebulous shroud of bad news that won’t blow away?

      1. mdharrell Avatar

        What ZAP Xebra? I’ve never owned a ZAP Xebra. That bare patch in the lawn is, um, where the cat likes to sleep. Yes. He’s very knead-y.

        1. Vairship Avatar

          The real question is: what happened to the registration? Do you still get yearly reminders to pay the registration for a Xebra?

          1. mdharrell Avatar

            Yes. On the bright side, if a market ever develops for Xebra clones constructed around original data plates and paperwork, I’m set.

          2. Vairship Avatar

            I hear those Xebras are getting to be rare so they’re sure to skyrocket in value!

  7. Sjalabais Avatar

    Interested as in see-what-stupid-things-respected-strangers-can-do-with-it? Yes. The insane numbers GM has announced leave no room to ignore such a beast.

    Interested as in purchasing one new? “Nopety nope”, would my boy say.

  8. Maymar Avatar


    They already build an electric Hummer that’s much closer in size to my daily driver than this thing, but I’m also way off base for the ideal customer for one of these, so I’m sure GM’s not too bothered. Although, I’m not sure who the idea customer is other than just Arnold, but he willed the H1 into civilian duty, so I guess it could work again.

  9. neight428 Avatar

    I’m interested to see the market actually become a market, with the novelty bonus gone and OEM’s making price competitive EV vehicles. As it is, I’d been hoping Ford would make a Falcon wagon of sorts for years, looks like they may have done so with the Mach-E, so they have my attention. I’ll also be watching what Hummer and Rivian churn out once they are beyond vaporware.

  10. Alan Cesar Avatar
    Alan Cesar

    What’s the raaaaang– oh who am I kidding? I could never afford one even if I wanted one, regardless of the range.

  11. sunbeammadd Avatar

    Usually I’m aghast when storied marques are demoted to sub-brands or less (Lagonda, Sunbeam, Daimler, etc). In Hummer’s case I just think “meh”.

  12. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

    no, anyplace I need serious towing or hauling is going to be a long way from a charging station

  13. salguod Avatar
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