GMC, the brand tasked with relaunching the Hummer marque, has officially announced that its original timeline to reveal its new electric pickup truck at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Michigan, is off. Officially confirming our initial report from two weeks ago, the GMC Hummer EV reveal will be postponed to a later date, but a definitive timeline has not been set yet. As a small consolation, a teaser photo was released of the Hummer EV pickup truck, confirming a removable roof. Not unlike the Jeep Gladiator on the market today.
The official statement is as follows:
While we cannot wait to show the GMC HUMMER EV to the world, we will reschedule the May 20 reveal date. In the meantime, the team’s development work continues on track and undeterred. We invite all to stay tuned for more stories on this super truck’s incredible capability leading up to its official debut.
Now about that teaser image. Appearing from an extremely high view, this single image confirms a few things: a crew cab configuration, and targa top. Neat.
When the Hummer EV reveal eventually happens, it will be a major milestone for GM, as it will kick off a planned family of electric trucks and SUVs across a quartet of brands. Following the Hummer EV, electric versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra are expected to follow. From there is the expectation of an electric Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban, and GMC Yukon.
The Tesla Cybertruck-fighting Hummer EV is expected to launch with three different power options: a base single motor, a dual motor, and a tri-motor setup that would send power to the rear or front wheels. The latter of which is advertised to have a colossal 1,000 horsepower on tap, and an incredible, yet dubious, 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the Hummer EV is expected to be a low-volume product, with a price tag to match. Some have speculated a price of $80,000 and above.