Much of America is covered in snow this week, even in places you didn’t expect. For example, Texas is an absolute mess right now, with icy roads causing devastating crashes, and major automotive manufacturing facilities forced to close due to the weather. In the Great Lakes region, however, it happens to be business as usual. We’ve all dug ourselves out of the blizzard, and everybody is still working. Take for example the GMC Hummer EV engineering team, whom took the liberty to enjoy the fresh snowfall to the fullest.
It’s also Fat Tuesday. Pączki Day, in other words, which is something that can only be pronounced correctly from people of Polish descent. And as tradition would have it, it’s a day to put the diet on hold, and enjoy a massive powdery donut. Just like the GMC Hummer EV is doing in the video. Note the four-wheel steering, and the super-tight turning circle.
This #FatTuesday, enjoy a powdered donut on us. Learn more about the world’s first all-electric supertruck, the revolutionary #GMCHummerEV. (Test vehicle shown).https://t.co/3c0eYAjXDA pic.twitter.com/1UozJJDGol
— GMC (@GMC) February 16, 2021
General Motors is currently working around the clock to ready the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 for production, as well as the EV3X, EV2X, EV2 and SUV variants. Presently, the team is putting the electric truck through its paces in the frigid Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which was acquired at the expense of the Toledo Strip following the conclusion of the Michigan-Ohio war in 1836.
The GMC Hummer EV still has to narrow down various performance metrics such as quarter mile times, and top speed. According to engineers working on the program, the GMC Hummer EV shares zero parts with any existing General Motors vehicle, and there are currently zero true benchmark rivals on the market for it to test against, seeing as the Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck are also in development. One could argue that the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and Ram 1500 TRX would serve as adequate competition, but seeing as neither are pumping out close to 1,000 horsepower like the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 and EV3X, it’s hard to really say for sure.