With the debut of the new 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV over the weekend, General Motors has added a second supertruck to their portfolio. This electric SUV is significantly smaller than the pickup on which it’s based, but its shorter wheelbase promises to bring improved off-road performance and maneuverability. With up to 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque on tap, this latest Hummer is no slouch either. The difference in performance metrics between the two Hummer offerings are interesting without a doubt, but the SUV variant also brings with it some new tech features that’ll help solidify its off-road focus. It appears GM had their eyes on Ford ahead of the new Hummer EV SUV debut, as the new electric vehicle packs two features its local rival has recently revealed: an on-board generator, and off-road trail maps.
We’ll start with the new off-road mapping. Slated to debut alongside the SUV, this feature will later be available across the GMC Hummer EV lineup. The feature comes by way of an updated version of the myGMC app, which will work in tandem with the SUV’s infotainment system. The system works by utilizing satellite data, which owners can download directly to the GMC Hummer EV SUV before heading out on an excursion. Not only does the software aim to help drivers get down the trails, but it will also help ensure they never run the battery flat. That is because the system highlights charging locations and their distances from various trails, and provides real-time energy consumption alongside community-based energy forecasts. This is not unlike the system that Ford has employed with their upcoming Bronco.
Speaking of Ford products, the new Hummer EV SUV also packs a feature not unlike one found on the F-150. According to General Motors, the new two-row Hummer SUV will be available with what’s being called a Power Station generator. GMC says the new hardware will provide up to 3 kilowatts of power, which is admittedly less than the top-level Pro Power Onboard system in the F-150 hybrid. Then again, there’s no gasoline engine, either.
That said, this will be great for powering up your gear when you set up camp. Should your buddy run their own EV flat out on the town or trails, the GMC Hummer EV SUVs generator system can also be used as an EV jump charger. With up to 240-volt charging capacity, this system should be capable of getting an EV back on the road with relative ease.
The new Hummer EV SUV is genuinely an off-road focused electric vehicle, which in itself is impressive. And while its smaller battery brings a bit less power and range than the pickup variant, we’re willing to bet that customers will be clamoring to get their hands on one of these things. The Hummer nameplate was always attached to some rather exuberant SUVs, and we’re glad to finally see things come full circle. Which GMC Hummer EV variant would you rather own? Let us know down below!