We got a first taste behind the wheel of the Hummer EV pickup, and it is a mouthful. There is a lot of Hummer to move-about 9,000 pounds-and when you factor in its trio of electric motors, 24-module battery pack, and all the bells and whistles included in the Edition 1 launch model, it certainly has a lot of presence.
The Hummer is now a battery electric vehicle, but it remains true to its roots as an off-road-capable beast. With two motors in the rear and one in front, it packs 1,000 hp and a GM-claimed 11,000 lb-ft of torque measured at the wheels. However, our math puts it closer to 1,045 lb-ft measured at the shafts. Range is an estimated 350 miles on a single charge.
We were among the first outsiders invited to GM's Milford Proving Ground in Michigan for an “engineering drive” of some prototypes. We spent a short time on some dirt and boulders, the high-speed circle, and the handling course for a sample of what the new monster can do.
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