The Tesla Cybertruck shocked the world in November when it was revealed, for better or worse. During the event, the glass windows of the electric pickup truck were infamously broken when Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a metal ball at them; a demonstration gone hilariously awry. Despite this, Tesla CEO Elon Musk continued to tout that the Cybertruck would basically be the truck to end all trucks, with incredible yet suspect performance metrics and capabilities. The likes of which we’d come to find out are rather dubious indeed. There’s a metaphor somewhere about glass houses and throwing rocks, but we haven’t had enough coffee this morning yet to properly articulate it.
Regardless, General Motors has certainly taken notice, and has gone on the offensive to bring a family of electric trucks to market. And today, we get our first sneak peak at the company’s flagship electric pickup truck: the GMC Hummer EV.
The performance metrics alone are absolutely mind-bending, and by horsepower and torque alone, the GMC Hummer EV is the most powerful production vehicle General Motors has ever announced, far and away. We’ll let the numbers do the talking from here:
1,000 horsepower. One. Thousand. Horsepower. Incredible, yet a puny metric to the 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Not a typo, eleven thousand five hundred pound feet of twisting force. This immense power will rocket the GMC Hummer EV pickup truck from 0-60 in just 3 seconds. Price, total estimated range, payload, torque, GCWR and other important truck figures will be announced later.
Moreover, we have an official reveal date: May 20, 2020 at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, where the electric Hummer truck will be built. And to further whet the appetites of electric truck customers, a 30-second Super Bowl ad, titled “Quiet Revolution” will air some time during the big game.