On top of its six-digit retail price, the GMC Hummer EV will cost extra for customizing it with accessories. Going by the report from Hummer Nation, GM plans to offer nearly 200 GMC Hummer EV accessories.
In other updates, GM revealed at CES 2021 that the GMC Hummer EV debuts a new sound enhancement technology. The electric sport truck incorporates guitar riffs, high-frequency feedback, and inspiration from Formula E to let the driver know the abundant power and torque that is unlocked when engaging the Watts to Freedom (WTF) launch control mode. More details should emerge in the coming months on the road to the launch.
GMC Hummer Edition 1 production to be ramped up
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 was sold out in ten minutes and is no longer available to reserve. According to a report from freep.com, General Motors is considering the increase of production of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
A national GMC dealer meeting was held in America last month, and one of the dealers in attendance spoke to Detroit Free Press. The source said that GM has already received enough orders for the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 to fulfill the first year of production. However, the company is evaluating if it can manufacture more units of the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 than originally planned, he added.
Reserving a sold-out GMC Hummer EV Edition 1
GM is to manufacture the 2022 GMC Hummer EV in a total of four trims: 2, 2X, 3X and Edition 1. While the Edition 1 trim will arrive in fall this year, the 2, 2X and 3X trims will become available in Spring 2024, Spring 2023 and Fall 2022, respectively. However, Edition 1 was sold out on the very first day when the company started accepting orders.
Though the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 reservations are full now, here’s how you could put the 1000 hp electric pickup truck in your driveway:
Though GMC’s website for ordering the Hummer EV states reservations for the Hummer EV Edition 1 are full – which according to GM took about an hour of opening reservations – a little digging reveals a possibility to have the 1000 hp electric pickup in your driveway.
GMC’s FAQ says you can reserve any other variant of the electric pickup, and on Step 3 of the ordering process, check a box called “Edition 1 Waitlist”. By doing so, GMC would offer you the chance to own the Edition 1, if there are any cancellations to existing orders. Given the demand for the Edition 1, as a goodwill gesture, GMC could produce additional units of the Edition 1 to offer more fans a chance to own the first electric Hummer, but this is just us speculating and there is no plan for expanded production.
We do not know how many units of the Edition 1 GMC Hummer EV are commissioned, but there are clear signs that all Edition 1s will be made in the first year of production. GM confirmed that every GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will be identically appointed and fully equipped: this is a White exterior on ‘Lunar Horizon’ interior with special Edition 1 badging.
The Edition 1 gets three electric motors (similar arrangement to the Hummer EV3X) but boosted to 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft. of torque (as compared to the EV3X’s 800 hp and 9,500 lb-ft), which gives the approximate 3 seconds to 60 mph bragging rights. The impressive time is thanks to the Watts to Freedom exclusive launch control mode.
Other exclusivities to the Edition 1 include an Extreme Off-Road Package, 800-Volt DC Fast Charge capable of up to 350 kW, resulting in nearly 100 miles in 10 minutes, and Infinity roof with transparent sky panels. Other features include Super Cruise, 4-wheel steering including ‘Crab Walk’, Adaptive Air Suspension, Adaptive Ride Control, Torque Vectoring, Ultra Vision with HD surround, a digital key, 35-inch OD tires on 22-inch wheels, powered rear drop glass and six-function MultiPro Tailgate.
The 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1 will have a starting MSRP of USD 112,595, and pre-order deposits for all variants of the Hummer EV are USD 100.
Production of the Edition 1 begins late this year at GM’s Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, which is a 40 year old facility repurposed for the electric vehicle at an investment of USD 2.2 billion.
|Pricing & Availability\Trim||Hummer EV2||Hummer EV2X||Hummer EV3X||Hummer EV Edition 1|
|GMC Hummer EV Price||$79,995||$89,995||$99,995||$112,595|
|GMC Hummer EV Availability||Spring 2024||Spring 2023||Fall 2022||Fall 2021|
GMC Hummer electric pickup winter testing begins
Winter testing of the GMC Hummer EV, presumably the first phase of on-road testing in the open world, began last year. The electric pickup truck arrived at the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds and will head to northern Michigan next.
GM has confirmed that the manufacturing of the GMC Hummer EV will begin as scheduled in fall this year, and expect customer deliveries to begin at the same time.
“No discounting, no haggling” for GMC Hummer EV, says Mary Barra
General Motors is working on improving pricing transparency, and the Hummer EV would be no exception. The company would see to it that the orders are fulfilled with no excessive markups. The electric pickup truck is among the most anticipated car launches in the United States right now.
In the case of a highly sought after vehicle like the Hummer EV, there are chances of dealers charging an exorbitant mark up over the MSRP. During the Q3 2020 earnings call, Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, GM, talked about pricing transparency. She said that the company wants the customers to be able to know the exact amount they are going to pay for their electric pickup truck.
The last proof point (for GM enhancing customer experience) I’ll give you is the GMC Hummer EV, where you look at with four steps being able to make a deposit on a vehicle and improve pricing transparency so customers know exactly what they’re going to pay, no incentives, no discounting, no haggling.Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO, GM
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Hummer EV Edition 1 FAQ
What is the Hummer EV Edition 1 release date?
Production of the Hummer EV Edition 1 is slated for late 2021, and deliveries will commence soon thereafter.
Which pickups are to compete with the Hummer electric?
The Hummer EV will rival the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck & Rivian R1T.
What is the price of the Hummer EV Edition 1?
The Hummer EV Edition 1 is priced at USD 112,595.