General Motors officially joined the EV pickup truck brigade with the impressive, and expensive, GMC Hummer EV. While the Edition 1 is certainly the coolest model in the lineup, the $112,595 asking price is impressively expensive, and reservation were fully spoken for shortly after it was announced. Luckily, the base model GMC Hummer EV2 presents around $30,000 in savings, with a base price of $79,995. Here’s everything you need to know about the cheapest Hummer in the new lineup, even if it’s still quite expensive.
The EV2 starts with a two motor setup, with one motor on each axle. This means every Hummer in the lineup gets 4×4 capabilities, even if the base model loses out on features like Crab Walk and Extract Mode. These motors and Ultium battery will give the base model an estimated 250 miles of range, 625 hp and 7,400 lbs ft of torque. Its also 400 volt DC fast charging compatible, and gets Adrenaline Mode for faster acceleration.
The GMC Hummer EV2 starts the Hummer lineup off with a nice list of standard equipment. HD surround vision will give a better view around the massive vehicle, while Super Cruise semi autonomous driver assistance helps on the highway. Other tech features include Digital Key, and presumably the giant dual infotainment screens pictured in the Edition 1 model. GMC makes no mention of these being optional.
EV2 also gets some hardware features central to the new Hummer experience. This means an open air experience when you want it, through removable Infinity Roof panels that can be stored in the frunk, and rear drop glass window. 22 inch wheels with 35 inch Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain tires are standard for the optimal on and off-road performance balance. Finally, GMC’s Multipro tailgate comes on every Hummer.
While you do miss out on some of the upper trim level features, you’re still getting everything you need for the GMC Hummer EV experience with the base EV2 model. The biggest issue isn’t what it’s missing, but the fact you’ll have to wait until spring 2024 to get it. Will the base model be obsolete by then? We’ll have to wait and see.