One of the most hyped EVs of recent is the Hummer EV, which plans to make a spectacular return to its former glory that it experienced during the late 90s and early 2000s. The vehicle was spotted heading towards General Motor’s Milford Proving Grounds.
This testing allowed the public to get a first look at how the model might look when released. The SUV model of the Hummer EV is to debut for its maiden sale in 2023.
What Do We Know About The Hummer EV?
Photos from the testing show a lot of info on the car and where its development has reached and where it is planning to go. The photos show the vehicle having a 4-wheel steering system which was seen in a dimly lit video.
The shots also showed that the Hummer EV pickup having a roof rack, preferring towards an off-road type vehicle. It also features a bed rack, which in all honesty is thick, thicker than the one that the Rivian R1T has.
As for the design of the Hummer EV, we know that the design is inspired from the prior models, that is the Hummer H2 and H3 which at the time of release were popular, especially among rich and the big men. One of the notable owners of the Hummer is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
We also know that the Hummer is developed on GM’s Ultium platform. This platform usage has allowed the Hummer EV to have improved departure and break-over angles, basically better performance, which might be a way to target those who look for performance in their vehicles.
The Hummer EV will also have a tighter turning circle of 10.8 meters due to the presence of four-wheel steering. This addition of 2 extra wheel steering might make all the difference when driving a Hummer. Previous gas-powered versions of the car were known as gas guslars and cars which took a toll on the environment.
At the same time, in certain parts of the world, these cars were hard to manage and drive around. Sometimes even getting stuck at turns! But the introduction of a 4-wheel steering system gives a viable solution for these problems. To add to that making the Hummer electric is sure to bring in fans of conserving the environment.
At launch, the Hummer EV will most likely come with a lot more features and add-ons, like removable roof panels, CrabWalk, which when paired with the 4-wheel steering system can allow the Hummer EV to move diagonally, perfect for off-roading. An Extract mode can also raise the height by 6 inches, giving ground clearance.
The Hummer EV looks like a fun car to drive on paper, but we will have to wait to see what the future holds for us in store. But, I am glad that Hummer is making a grand return to the car market, as it is a big part of automotive history.