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GM begins delivering electric Hummer pickup trucks to customers

GM begins delivering electric Hummer pickup trucks to customers

According to a press release on the company's website, GM has officially begun shipping its Hummer EV Version 1 pickup truck out of the factory and into customers' driveways. Built on the Altium platform, the Hummer EV Version 1 model comes with a $110,295 price tag, along with 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated 329-mile range.

Features unique to the vehicle include "Crabwalk", a mode that enables the truck to drive diagonally at low speeds by turning the rear and front wheels at the same angle. Another feature raises the truck's suspension height by six inches, potentially allowing the truck to clear large rocks or water while off-roading – in the fine print, GM says this feature will be available by 2022. will be available till Version 1 will not come with the model, but it will be available via a free software update and will be standard in any model from 2023 onwards.

The Hummer EV Version 1 also has a performance setting that lets you harness the full power of the electric propulsion system, which GM claims can send the vehicle from zero to 60 in about three seconds. It comes with Super Cruise, which gives you a hands-free driving experience and enables automatic lane changing on compatible roads. Super Cruise was temporarily discontinued on the 2022 Cadillac Escalade due to a lack of a chip, but its version 1 doesn't seem to have been affected.

The Hummer EV Edition 1 model has since sold out, but there are other trims still available for pre-order. The Hummer EV 3X is set to 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 motors producing 830 hp and up to 11,500 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the 625HP Hummer EV 2X will cost $89,995, comes with two motors, and will be available in the spring of 2023. It will last an estimated 300 miles on a single charge, and produce 7,400 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the cheapest of the bunch - the Hummer EV2 - also has two motors and produces the same 625HP 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 see full details of the trims on GM's site.

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

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