The first spy shots of the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV have arrived, giving us our first real-world look at the reborn electric truck.
The battery-electric Hummer was spotted being transported on a flatbed, driven on public roads, and being tested alongside a camouflaged 2022 Chevrolet Silverado facelift, giving us a better perspective of the vehicle’s size and presence among regular traffic.
And unsurprisingly the new Hummer looks like a proper beast on all occasions. The test car on the flatbed makes the Chevrolet 4500/6500 HD carrying it look narrow by comparison while we suspect that the Chevy’s rear suspension was also tested pretty extremely during the Hummer’s transportation.
The test cars also featured steel tube running boards to protect the huge rocker panels, redesigned door mirrors that look sleeker compared to the original show car, while it appears that the design of the rear control arms is also different.
The interior of the test cars remains under covers but our spy photographers were able to grab a few partial shots of the dashboard, which appears to be consistent with the show car’s cabin, which featured a 13.4-inch infotainment display, in addition to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
GMC will initially offer the Hummer EV in the limited ‘Edition 1’ model. This will feature the three-motor electric drivetrain fed by a 24-module Ultium battery pack, offering a combined output of 1,000 HP. The carmaker estimates that the Hummer EV Edition 1 will offer over 350 miles of driving range.
The new Hummer EV will be compatible with the industry’s fastest 350kW DC chargers, with the Ultium battery pack to feature the unique ability to switch from its native 400 volts to 800 volts and allowing adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging.
Production of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV is expected to begin this fall with a closed-rear SUV variant to follow, so stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.