2022 GMC Hummer EV Preview - Price, Release Date, Range, Photos, Interior, And Towing Capacity

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October 28, 2020 at 05:50 AM

The Iconic Hummer returns after a long break as an EV! The 2022 Hummer will be sold under GMC and is essentially available in 3 configurations ranging from $80,000 to $100,000, the Hummer EV is a 1000 horsepower utilitarian ready to take on the Rivian R1T and the Bollinger B2. GMC has also introduced the Hummer Edition 1 as an introductory trim with all the bells and whistles and will be priced at an MSRP of $112,600. The release date of 2021 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is pitched for Fall 2021, while the other trims will follow from Fall-2022.

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Hummer is a name that you would associate with being massive and extravagant. Started as the civilian version of the M998 Humvee, the SUV was a huge hit with the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger owning a few. Due to the decline in sales and increase in oil prices, the Hummer saw its fate change quickly. But it's making a comeback in the most "unorthodox" way known for a Hummer, as an EV! The new Hummer EV will be sold under GMC.

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Not too long ago rumors started flooding in about the Hummer being revived as a brand. After much speculation, on January 30, 2020, GM released a series of short teaser videos, finally revealing the official return of Hummer. GMC has showcased the Hummer EV as essentially the first "Super truck" (Lamborghini is already taking notes!) and will also be the first EV to offer an array of segment-first features including CrabWalk, Extract Mode, and UltraVision.

2022 GMC Hummer EV

Model Specs

MSRP Range

$80,000 - $112,600

Release Date

Fall 2021


2-motor / 3-motor






EV 2  / EV 2X / EV 3X / Edition 1




  • An all-new revival of the iconic Hummer nameplate in an EV

Readying for the 2022 model year, GMC is all set to get the truck segment going with the Hummer EV. Essentially available in 3 configurations ranging from $79,995 to $99,995, theHummer EV is a 1000 horsepower utilitarian ready to take on the Rivian R1T and the Bollinger B2. But before that GMC would be launching the Edition 1 trim for $112,600 which is essentially a launch trim and will be limited to a certain set. Not clear on the total units, but it sure will sell out quickly.

2021 GMC Hummer EV Prices, Trims, and Features

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is priced from an MSRP of $80,000 and will go up to $100,000 for the top trim. But this bracket is reserved for 2023 when GMC will get along with the regular production of the new Hummer EV. It will be offered in a 2-motor and 3-motor layout and in a total of 3 trims. The lower 2 trims will come as a 2-motor layout and the more powerful 3-motor layout will be confined to the top trim only.

The Edition 1 trim that the 2022 Hummer EV was showcased in is the one to launch first by Fall 2021. It is a limited run launch edition model that will pack most of the otherwise optional and top-of-the-line features and is priced at an MSRP of $112,600. As you read this, the Edition 1 slots have already been sold out and the next closest trim to launch will be the EV 3X, which is slated for Fall-2022.





Edition 1







Super Cruise Driver Assistance Capability

All the features in EV 2  added and:

All the features in EV 2X  added and:

All the features in EV 3X  added and:


HD Surround Vision

4-Wheel Steer and CrabWalk

Torque Vectoring

 Watts to Freedom (1000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft)


22-inch Wheels With 35 OD Tires

Adaptive Air Suspension

22-inch Premium Wheels

 Extreme Off-Road Package 


400-Volt DC Fast Charge Capable

800-Volt DC Fast Charge Capable


Infinity Roof With Modular Transparent Sky Panels


Adrenaline Mode

Adaptive Ride Control



The listing of features is quite impressive even for the base EV 2 EV that gets Drive Assist feature as well as a 400V fast charge capability. As we move up the list, the features on offer become insane and some of the first-timers in the segment. The Edition 1 trim gets an insane fast charging technology that can help you drive 100 miles with a 10-minute charge.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Performance And Battery Pack

In the campaign, GMC has stressed the importance of the Hummer getting a three-motor AWD system producing a net power output of around 1000 hp. While GMC is yet to give us a clear idea about the power figures, we can finally acknowledge the 11,500 lb-ft of torque being an advertising gimmick. GMC took to calculating the wheel horsepower after factoring in the ratios getting multiplied via the transmission; enough for a good publicity stunt.

Realistically though the motor manages to churn a good 1100 lb-ft which let’s face it is more than adequate for most scenarios. The three-motor setup is exclusive to the top end while less powerful versions with a two-motor setup are in the pipeline, scheduled for 2024. The first two trims are rated at 625 hp and 7,400 lb-ft, both of which have a 2-motor layout. The top standard trim with a 3-motor layout churns out 800 hp and 9,500 lb-ft.


2022 GMC Hummer EV

2021 Rivian R1T

2021 Bollinger B2






Three Motor

Quad Motor

Twin Motor






1000 hp (est.)

754 hp

614 hp


1100 lb-ft (est.)

826 lb-ft

668 lb-ft

Towing Capacity


11,000 pounds

7,500 pounds

Payload Capacity


1760 pounds

5,001 pounds

Clearly, the Hummer EV is in a league of its own with mind-numbing figures. The Rivian R1T makes a good 754 hp and the Bollinger makes for 614 hp. While both of them are enough for mere mortals, this sparks the ever-increasing battle for horsepower. On a side note, the Hummer EV has a trick air suspension which can lift the truck to a whopping 16-inches of ground clearance, enough of an adrenaline rush for off-road junkies.

2022 GMC Hummer EV 0-60 mph and Top Speed

With GMC’s Watts to Freedom (a fancy word for launch control), GMC Hummer EV can get across the 60 mph mark in under 3 seconds; 2.5 seconds quicker than a much lighter F-150 Raptor. All thanks to instant torque from its electric powertrain, its impressive acceleration helps it chart a new segment of super trucks that will soon follow suit by its immediate competitors.

The under 3-second acceleration is confined to the Edition 1 trim alone, but the other trims will not be far behind as GM states that the base trim will be able to do the 0-60 mph run in as low as 4 seconds. Top speed times are still under the curtains but, we believe that it will easily cross the 130 mph mark.


2022 GMC Hummer EV

2021 Rivian R1T

2021 Bollinger B2

0-60 mph (est.)

2.5 secs

3.2 secs

4.5 secs

Quarter Mile




Top Speed (est.)

165 mph

124 mph

100 mph

The competition is on the same page as the Hummer as all of them cross the 60 mph mark in under 5 seconds, thanks to the electric powertrain. The Bollinger B2 is on the heavier side which is clearly seen in its top speed with barely holding onto the 100 mph mark. It's flying high in terms of swiftness, but it would also be interesting to know how the GMC Hummer EV fares in towing capabilities, which is still undisclosed.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Range and Charging Time

Performance aside, the next best thing about EVs is the amount of range that they can offer. While economy and Hummer never used to co-exist, we’re in an era where electrification has waved all sorts of wizardry. Despite traditions, the GMC Hummer EV can now go more than 350 miles on a single charge. While GMC is yet to reveal the battery pack, we estimate it to be around 150 kWh.

GMC is a bit iffy with their numbers and for the most part, they haven’t given anything more than the range it delivers. Interestingly enough, the Hummer EV packs 24 individual with two sets of 12 cells stacked on top of each other along the bed. GMC claims the Hummer EV supports 800 volt DC fast charging which could come in handy during long road trips now that there are several fast charging stations spread across the country.


2022 GMC Hummer EV

2021 Rivian R1T

2021 Bollinger B2


350+ miles

400 miles

200 miles

Battery Pack

150 kWh (Est)

180 kWh

120 kWh

This allows the Hummer EV to run for 100 miles with just 10 minutes of charge. Now that's ludicrous! It will surely bridge the gap between gasoline and electric vehicles and ironically it's being achieved through a brawny new silent SUV. The base trim will come with a 400V fast charging technology which isn't half bad either as compared to the 10 minutes- 100 miles, it puts forth.

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2022 GMC Hummer EV Interior

On the face of it, everything in the Hummer EV is new and looks like it’s not borrowed from other GM products. Moreover, the interior pays great attention to details like the wide armrests and center stack which in essence makes everything square and rather bulky; akin to Hummers of yesteryears. While there is enough to rant about, one important thing to touch on is the utilization of space. While previous Hummers were borderline pathetic when it comes to interior space and storage, GMC took extra precautions to ensure the Hummer EV is space-efficient.

Furthermore, subtle details like the lunar mapping (Sea of Tranquility- the landing site for Apollo 11) on the speakers, across the floorboard adds to a certain drama in an already dramatic vehicle. Interiors are vegan and GMC took to the effort of making their own upholstery which has a grippy texture to it. Moving to the rear and things are good with Hummer EV embossed on the seats just like the front. The seats however hold an extra compartment to hold any utilities that you might require like first-aid supplies and whatnot.


2022 GMC Hummer EV (est.)

2021 Rivian R1T

2021 Bollinger B2

Seating Capacity

5 5 5

Front Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)


Second row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)


Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)


While details about the infotainment are bleak, a quick glance reveals the Hummer EV getting a square touchscreen about 13.4 inches in size with makers of Fortnite (Epic Games) handling the software side of things. Being a futuristic truck, it’s sure to have all the modern gadgetry as standard. Additionally, the Hummer’s ride height and several other configurations can be carried over on the infotainment unit. Behind the steering wheel, another 12.3-inch screen exists for displaying speed and other rudimentary vehicle information.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Exterior

The exterior pays tribute to the H1 and H2 and things do look sturdy and built for the purpose. Upfront, there is a couple of shackles that are reminiscent of ones found in previous Hummers. The huge LED light bar at the front looks a lot like the teasers we’ve been getting. Below that, you’ll find the actual headlights which are neatly tucked away in the bumper and would largely pass off as a set of foglights.

Moving on to the sides, massive wheel arches stick out much like the military-spec Humvees. GMC offers an Extreme Off-Road Package wherein exclusive features like 18-inch wheels, 35-inch-OD Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, underbody armor, rock sliders and underbody cameras among many other features help with traversing the road less traveled with a lot less effort.


2022 GMC Hummer EV

2021 Rivian R1T

2021 Bollinger B2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A 5,886 5,000

Length (in.)

216.8 215.5 207.5

Width (in.)

86.7 79.3 77.2

Height (in.)

N/A 71.45 72.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

10.1 7.87 15.0

Wheelbase (in.)

135.6 135.8 139.0

Should you wish to do some stargazing, the entire roof is removable, via four panels that fit in the front trunk. The panels above the front seats rest on a central bar that is also removable, opening up the entire overhead area upfront. Being a utilitarian, the Hummer EV gets a 5-foot cab with grippy floors and Hummer EV embossed on it alongside GMC’s MultiPro tailgate. Everything about the exterior is dramatic and makes for a good impression overall. 

2022 GMC Hummer Safety Features

The Hummer EV gets a lot of distinct driver assistance features and state-of-the-art safety tech on board. A standout feature would be the Super Cruise, an available driver assistance feature offering hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles (approximately 322,000 km) of enabled roads. A new lane automatic changing feature, where the system can determine when a lane change is optimal and initiate the maneuver while following signaling protocols.

Notable other highlighting features in the GMC Hummer EV are its Extract Mode and HD Surround Vision. Extract mode allows it to adds an impressive 6-inches to the already competent ride height to get you over challenging terrains. The HD Surround Vision comes with 18 total cameras including "a few" positioned underneath for added clarity of driving terrains. Additionally, features like blindspot assistance, adaptive cruise control, cross-traffic alert, and all the latest jazz comes as part of the 2022 GMC Hummer EV.

2022 GMC Hummer EV Prices And Release Dates

The 2023 models of the Hummer EV will start at $79,995 and climb to $89,995 and $99,995, depending on range and options. The first two trims will use a two-motor drive, with the $99,995 truck getting the three-motor system. The top of the line three-motor Hummer EV will be available by the fall of 2022 with pre-orders live on GMC’s website.

Also, an SUV version of the Hummer EV is scheduled for 2023 that will also join ranks with the Rivian R1S. With all the updates the GMC Hummer EV seems to be a proper contender to the Rivian R1T, and Bollinger B2 alongside the upcoming EV trucks like the Tesla Cybertruck and Nikola Badger. Quite a comeback we say, and well worth the hype, still!

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2021 GMC Hummer EV FAQs

What is the MSRP of the Hummer EV?

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will start with an MSRP of $80,000 and go up to $100,000 for the 3-motor trim. Moreover, the introductory Edition 1 trim is priced at $112,600 and has a release date of Fall 2021, a year earlier than the production models.

When will the Hummer EV launch?

The introductory GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will launch in the Fall of 2021 whereas the standard production trims on offer will start rolling out from the Fall of 2022.

What is the top speed of Hummer EV?

GMC has not detailed the top speed of the new Hummer EV but we expect it to touch the 130 mph mark for the base trim. The Edition 1 trim that supposedly packs in 1000 horses does 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds and its top speed can be at an insane mark, probably up to the 180 mph mark!

When will the Hummer EV launch?

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is slated for launch in the Fall of 2021. The standard production trims inclusive of the EV 2, EV 2X, and EV 3X  will start rolling out from the Fall of 2022. The EV 3X  will launch first and will be followed by the other two-motor trims in Spring 2023 and Spring 2024 respectively.

What is crawl mode in Hummer EV?

GMC Hummer EV packs numerous impressive features and Crawl Mode is the most dramatic of them all. It utilizes four-wheel steering to move the truck diagonally that can help in tackling situations with ease.

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