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Is the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Truck Off-road Worthy?

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Aside from the state-of-the-art lighting and overall innovative design, will the latest Hummer EV be a good off-roading buddy?

In this article, we discuss some important points – from its much-awaited debut to its 4x4ing prowess and if they’re enough to dominate the trail.

HOW MUCH WILL THE 2022 HUMMER COST?

hummer ev 2022 price
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As per GMC’s official site, there’s no definite pricing for the latest Hummer EV lineup. However, based on Car and Driver Insider, Drew Dorian, the First Edition which happens to be a pickup truck costs around $100,000. Eventually, its other types will follow through:

Estimated Prices of GMC Hummer EV 2022

EV2 EV2X EV3X
Price $70,000$80,000$90,000

WHEN WILL THE HUMMER EV BE RELEASED?

2022 hummer ev release date
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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV release date has been a subject of debate because some uncertainties began circulating. Just to clarify, Hummer’s Design Engineer, Al Oppenheiser, said that even though the Hummer lineup is meant as a 2022 model, it’s already available on the market in as early as this Fall 2021.

Please explain
Specifically, the GMC Hummer EV 2022 is divided into 2 vehicle models; the pickup trucks will be out by 2021-2022, and SUVs will be out by 2023-2024, respectively. This is because the company has been carefully crafting the necessary improvements on the latest hummer EV via a special facility that’s intended for it – The Factory Zero.

HOW MUCH HORSEPOWER DOES THE NEW EV HUMMER HAVE?

2022 hummer ev horsepower
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The new EV Hummer has 1,000 horsepower. This means its engine can perform well in terms of speed and acceleration. And we know that the larger the horsepower means the greater the engine power or performance.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE THE HUMMER EV?

hummer ev charge time

Honestly, charging the 2022 GMC Hummer EV can be challenging because the time may vary depending on the Hummer EV model that you’ll be getting. While the lineup may be equipped with the Ultium battery pack that’s known to let the pickups travel at 300 miles for every charge you make, many potential buyers don’t have access to fast- charging devices or stations.

The bottom line is, they may end up using a regular 120-volt outlet and doing so will surely take some time and longer than could be expected. Below is a list of estimated charging times per model from empty to full:

Estimated Charging Times of GMC Hummer EV 2022

EV Edition 1 EV2 EV2X EV3X
Charging Time 198 Hours140 Hours168 Hours168 Hours

CAN HUMMER EV GO IN WATER?

hummer ev water fording
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The short answer is yes. It can go in water because it has a standard water fording depth of 26”. For those of you who might still be skeptical if the GMC Hummer EV 2022 truck and its comrades are off-road cable, then it’s time you crush those doubts because this lineup isn’t messing around.

Some 4x4ing Reminders
If you recall from one of our previous articles that the minimum ground clearance for a vehicle to go 4x4ing should be at least 8.3”, this definitely went beyond that at 10.1”. For rock crawling purposes; approach angle is 41.5, departure angle is 31.6, and breakover angle is 22.3 degrees.
Aside from these, the Hummer EV truck also has other interesting 4x4ing features like:
  • Terrain mode – allows you to move across uneven surfaces with the help of one-pedal driving at low speeds.
  • Extract mode – allows you to raise your vehicle suspension by almost 6 inches so you can go over obstacles easily.

Below are some vital off-roading specs to watch out for under Hummer EV truck’s default settings and what happens once they hit either of the 2 modes:

Hummer EV 2022’s Off-roading Specifications

DefaultTerrain ModeExtract Mode
Max Ground Clearance (Inches)10.111.915.9
Max Approach Angle (Inches)41.544.349.7
Max Departure Approach (Inches)31.633.738.4
Max Breakover Angle (Inches)22.325.432.2
Max Water Fording Depth262832

WHAT ARE COMPARABLE VEHICLES IN THIS PRICE RANGE?

hummer ev competition

Regarding pricing, Hummer EV’s close competitors are:

Hummer EV 2022 Competitors’ Price Ranges

F-150 Lightning Tesla Cyber Truck Rivian R1T Bollinger B2 Lordstown Endurance
Prices $30,000 – $90,000$30,000 – $60,000$70,000$100,000$50,000

CONCLUSION

Based on the current details, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV truck is indeed off-road worthy. After all, it’s possible for GMC to make further improvements on the 4x4ing capabilities of this lineup because we still have until 2024 to keep an eye on it. Will you give the Hummer EV a go or would you settle for one of its competitors instead? Share us your thoughts by commenting below.

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