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EPA Documents Reveal Weight, Range & Efficiency of GM's Hummer EV

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【Summary】While these figures are alarming for a few reasons, they only apply to the largest and most powerful Edition One model. We expect future GMC Hummers to have different figures.

Original Vineeth Joel Patel    Mar 28, 2022 8:00 AM PT
EPA Documents Reveal Weight, Range & Efficiency of GM's Hummer EV

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is a vehicle that's all about large numbers. The pickup truck debuted with some serious figures. General Motors stated that the vehicle would be able to travel up to 350 miles on a single charge because of its 200-kWh Ultium battery pack. With a tri-motor configuration, the pickup boasts up to 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity is capped at 7,500 pounds and the truck can get to 60 mph in just three seconds. These are mega figures for a truck that costs $110,295.

One Heavy Truck

Thanks to new data that General Motors filed recently with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we have a few more specifications on the pickup truck. The fully loaded Edition One trim will tip the scales at 9,063 pounds, firmly making it a heavy-duty vehicle. The battery pack by itself weighs 2,923 pounds, which is as much as some compact sedans. Fun fact, the Hummer EV Pickup is approximately 950 pounds heavier than the Hummer H1. Compared to a modern rival, the pickup truck is far heavier than the Rivian R1T that has a GVWR that's slightly larger than 8,500 pounds.

According to the document, the Edition 1 has a usable battery capacity of 212.7 kWh. Compared to options like the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T, that's one of the larger usable capacities. The F-150 Lightning battery pack is rated at 131-kWh of usable capacity, while the R1T comes with a battery pack that has 128 kWh of usable energy. Despite having a large usable capacity, the Hummer EV Pickup will have a range of 329 miles. It will reportedly have a combined rating of 47 MPGe. This is far below the R1T's rating of 70 MPGe combined.

Even though the document claims that the Hummer EV Pickup won't be able to hit its expected range of 350 miles, the pickup will become the clear king for range. The F-150 Lightning has an estimated range of 300 miles, while the R1T's current battery pack is rated at 314 miles.

More Efficient Models Coming

These figures, if they ring true when the Edition 1 is actually put through the EPA's testing, really do make the Hummer EV Pickup larger than life. With a pickup truck with this kind of power and performance, we doubt a lot of people will be bothered by its abhorrent fuel economy figures. It also shows that the Hummer EV Pickup exists in a larger class than options like the F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T.

Moving forward, we expect to see better figures from lighter and not as fully loaded Hummer EV pickup trims. Weight appears to be the largest detriment to the pickup's figures. Those cheaper, lighter models are expected to arrive within the next few years.

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