You know that feeling of when you step on a scale for the first time in a while, and the number is far bigger than you were hoping for? If that sounds familiar, you’ve got something in common with the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, an absolute beast of a vehicle. It’s also fallen a bit short in other areas as well.
All was revealed about the $110,000, 1,000 hp Edition 1 electric truck in test data GM recently filed with the Environmental Protection Agency.
Car and Driver reports the Edition 1 model — the only Hummer EV available at launch — will back a Ultium battery with a usable capacity of 212.8 kWh. That’s significantly larger than the Ford F-150 Lightning’s 131.0 kWh of usable capacity or the Rivian R1T’s 128.9 kWh battery.
The Hummer EV will achieve a 329 mile EPA combined range. It’ll be using electricity at 47 MPGe EPA combined. That breaks down to 51 MPGe city and 43 MPGe highway. The combined is 33 percent lower than the Rivian’s 70 MPGe rating.
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Despite that, the Hummer EV still has a higher range than the Rivian’s 314 miles or the F-150’s 300 miles. That’s all due to the big ass battery in the Hummer EV.
If you’ve seen the Hummer EV you know one thing about it — that shit is huge. The scales prove that. GMC reports in the EPA documents the truck has a curb weight of 9,063 pounds. That is nearly two thousand pounds heavier than the also very heavy Rivian.
The battery in the Hummer weighs 2,923 pounds. That is substantially more than a Mazda Miata in any configuration.
GMC says this test is the final certification for the Hummer’s 2022 model year. Eventually, cheaper models will arrive, including a base model 2024.
Anyway, guys you should stay off the scales. The Super Bowl was two days ago and Valentine’s Day was yesterday. Give yourselves a break.