General Motors is now set to reveal the all-electric Hummer truck which will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, after scratching the original May 20th release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in the meantime, The company is teasing a side profile of the truck — along with a more cool SUV version without a pickup bed.
The Hummer pics appeared in a new ad that GMC released on Wednesday shortly after company GM announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2020. GM announced a nearly $800 million loss for the quarter, which was better than expected taking the company — like others — went through a weeks-long pandemic-related shutdown of production.
GM revealed earlier this year that it was reviving the Hummer brand for a bawdy 1,000-horsepower electric pickup truck, confirming months of rumors and reports that the icon of millennial excess was making a comeback. The truck will be one of the cornerstones in GM’s $20 billion push into electric vehicles. It’ll be appropriately equipped, with GMC saying Wednesday that the new Hummer will feature the second generation of GM’s advanced driver assistance system, Super Cruise. It’s also powered by the modular “Ultium” electric vehicle platform that GM unveiled in March, which uses a battery pack that can scale up to 200kWh.
The Hummer pickup truck is dated to go into production in late 2021, with deliveries starting shortly after. That’s right around when Tesla’s Cybertruck is supposed to hit the road and just a few months after EV startup Rivian will start delivering its own electric pickup and SUV.
Hummer brand is coming back into a world where both temperatures and pedestrian deaths are rising, the potential profits are probably hard for GM to resist. Truck and SUV sales are going up fast, too, and they also make automakers the big chunk of money. Bolstered by the automakers’ willingness to give out loans that take more than half a decade to repay, customers in the US are increasingly swayed by large, expensive vehicles like the Hummer. As a flagship of the company’s new fleet of electric cars, there may not be a safer option— save for the electric full-size Chevy pickup that’s also in the works.