But weight, there’s more…
The upcoming all-electric 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pick-up will tip the scales at a whopping 4.13 metric tonnes – or 4130kg – when it comes onto the US market in 2022, according to a new report from GMTrucks.com.
For reference, the 2021 Ford Ranger dual-cab ute weighs considerably less than half that at ‘just’ 1866kg, while the Hummer H3 – which became an icon of superfluous American excess when it launched in 2005 – weighs approximately 2100kg.
It’s expected the bulk of the electric vehicle’s mass will come from its mammoth 200kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which is four times the size of that in the standard Tesla Model 3 (50kWh). However, despite this huge power supply, the Hummer’s size and aerodynamic inefficiency means it will only get a slightly longer range than the Tesla (560 kilometres to the Model 3’s 508km).
In top spec guise, it sends a combined 735kW/2033Nm to the road via a trio of motors (two at the rear and one on the front axle). This allows the benchmark 0-100km/h sprint to be completed in a claimed 3.0 seconds.
The maximum Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) permitted on a standard driving licence in Australia is 4500kg – therefore, if it were to make its way Down Under, a Hummer EV carrying more than 370kg would require a truck licence.
2022 GMC Hummer EV will tip the scales at more than 4100kg – report