GMC Hummer has a reputation for being a capable offroad vehicle. Hummer SUVs and trucks can tackle all kinds of terrains, all thanks to the immense amounts of power generated by the V8 engines. This year we are excited to welcome the all-electric range of GMC Hummer.
All-electric GMC 2023 Hummer SUT has already hit the markets. We anticipate the release of the Hummer SUV by the end of the next year. But many people are skeptical about replacing powerful internal combustion engines with electric motors.
They are interested to know if Hummer EV has the same strength and offroad capability as its predecessors or not. This article will cover all there is to know about the Electric Vehicle Hummer SUT and its offroad capabilities. So, let’s get right into it!
What’s Under the Hood of 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT?
The 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT is powered by three electric motors. There is a single permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor on the front and two of those on the rear side. The combined power output of these three motors is 1,000 hp. They also provide a torque of 1,200 lb-ft.
Now, if you remember the engine specifications of the 2010 Hummer H3, it had a power output of only 300 horsepower. Though you cannot draw exact relevance between the horsepower of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, it is still a huge leap for Hummer.
Even the competitors of the Hummer EV, such as the Ford F-150 lightning and Rivian R1T, are in no way near this power output. But the thing is that their pricing is also significantly less than the price of the electric vehicle Hummer. That’s the price you have to pay for the extra power!
The performance of the 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT is pretty amazing for its size. All thanks to the powerful motors churning out 1,000 horsepower, it is capable of breaching the 60 mph mark in about 3.3 seconds. It also completed the quarter-mile track in only 11.9 seconds.
So, we can safely say that Hummer EV doesn’t lack power. In fact, it is bigger, better, and faster than its predecessors in almost every aspect.
What is the Range, Battery, and Charging Time of the 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT?
To meet the power hunger of motors producing over 1,000 hp, you would need an extraordinary battery pack. GMC Hummer EV SUT is laced with a huge battery pack of 212.7 kWh. General Motors claims that with this battery pack Hummer EV is capable of going 350 miles or more.
However, real-life tests have revealed that Hummer EV has a range of 290 miles if you drive at a speed of 75 mph. If you can decrease the speed further down to 60 mph, an improved range of up to 330 miles can be achieved. Now, that is an impressive range for a 1,000-hp electric truck.
Let’s discuss the charging time of Hummer EV SUT. This truck is equipped with DC fast charging capability, which means it can support 800 V and 350 kW charging infrastructure. According to GMC, at a DC fast charging station, you can add a range of 100 miles in less than 10 minutes.
However, it is interesting to note that the cost of Hummer EV SUT’s one battery fill up at a DC fast charging station can exceed $100. So, all the people who want to buy Hummer electric trucks should be prepared for this considerable expense.
Even at home, where the cost per kWh is considerably low, charging a battery pack of 212.7 kWh can cost you about $35. Also, you should be aware of charging time at home. Here, it will take you somewhere between 24 and 72 hours to charge your Hummer EV SUT.
Read more about calculating the cost of charging electric cars at home.
The exact charging time would depend upon the maximum power output of the charging socket. It is usually between 3 and 3.6 kW for level-I charging points (110 Volt) and 7 to 10 kW at a level-II charging station (208-240 Volt).
So, on the one hand, the 2023 Hummer EV SUT boasts an admirable range of over 300 miles, but on the other hand, the expense of charging the 212.7 kWh battery pack will also be considerable.
Is the 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT a Capable Offroad Vehicle?
The 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT is quite a capable off-roader. It comes with revolutionary offroad features like Crab Walk and Extracts Mode. We’ll discuss more of these features in this section but first, let us mention the payload and towing capacity of Hummer EV SUT.
The towing capacity of Hummer EV SUT isn’t that. It can only pull about 6,500 lbs. That too, with over 50% reduction in its driving range. The main reason behind this is the weight of the super big battery pack of Hummer SUT. It weighs approximately 2,923 lbs which is almost the curb weight of a Honda Civic. Still, we expected more from a Hummer in terms of towing capacity.
But Hummer has tried to make up for the lost towing capacity by featuring Crab Walk and Extract Mode. Crab Walk enables you to turn all four wheels together up to 10 degrees in either direction. This means that no matter how tight a spot you’re in, Hummer is going to get you out of there.
Similarly, the Extract Mode on Hummer uses Adaptive Air Suspension. Hummer Electric Vehicle already has a decent ground clearance of 11.9 inches. However, upon activating the Extract Mode, this ground clearance is enhanced by 6 inches. Now you can move over tough obstacles more easily.
So, Hummer EV has a lower towing capacity as compared to its competitors, but it has super impressive offroad features unmatched by any of its rivals.
What are the Best Features of the 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT?
The 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT is laced with many amazing features, but our favorite is the Super Cruise function. It offers a hands-free driving experience in the presence of an attentive driver. It is quite a useful feature. Let’s discuss more about it.
General motors have mapped over 200,000 miles of roads across the US and Canada. All these roads have visible and clear lane markings. Since Hummer EV is laced with cameras providing over 18 different views, GMC uses these real-time images to determine the steering course.
Super Cruise works in coherence with the Adaptive Cruise Control. The Adaptive Cruise controls the speed, acceleration, and braking of the Hummer Electric Vehicle. Whereas the Super Cruise controls the steering action and corrective steering so that you may enjoy true hands-free driving.
Another amazing feature of GMC Hummer SUT is the Ultra-Vision. Thanks to thirteen different angles covered by the cameras fitted on either side, in the front and rear, and on the underbody. Now, you’re fully aware of your surroundings.
A real-time view of the driving terrain gives you more confidence while tackling difficult tracks. All the real-time images are displayed on your 13.4 inches infotainment screen.
So, Hummer EV is laced with standard features such as blind spot monitoring and lane keep assist, but features like Super Cruise and Ultra-Vision have taken the game to another level.
Is it Safe to Drive a 2023 GMC Hummer Electric Vehicle SUT?
Safety ratings for 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT from IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are yet to arrive. But considering the reputation of previous models and the safety features of this one, we can safely assume that Hummer EV SUT will be safe to drive.
The effectiveness of the Super Cruise function has been liked by many. Apart from that Hummer EV SUT is laced with all the standard safety hardware and features. It is equipped with side and front impact airbags as well as 3-point contact seat belts with a pre-tensioner.
Standard safety features include pedestrian safety, automated emergency braking, forward collision alert, rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure alert, lane keep assist, vehicle stability control, hill start assist, and many more.
So, it is safe to assume that the 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT will be safe to drive. It will protect you and your loved ones in case of a collision or an accident.
Final Word, All You Need to Know About Electric Vehicle Hummer
The 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT offers amazing performance. It is laced with very powerful electric motors and features a long-range battery pack. The price of the 2023 GMC Hummer Electric Vehicle SUT is a bit on the higher side as it starts at over $87,000. Add-ons can take it even higher pretty quickly.
Rest assured 2023 GMC Hummer EV SUT is a capable offroad that can undertake any challenge. It can tackle rough and tough terrains. In fact, it is way better than its competitors due to the Crab Walk mode and features like Super Cruise and Ultra-Vision.
I would not lie, but there are some other great electric pickup trucks on the market. You can have a look at the Ford F-150 lightning and Rivian R1T. Though Hummer EV carries the traditional legacy of GMC pickup trucks. Those who love the Hummer brand are going to buy it anyways. No matter the price, lesser towing capacity, and exuberant charging costs.
What are your thoughts about the electric vehicle Hummer? Would you want to buy one? Do let us know in the comment section down below.