The new Hummer is electric and its performance is out of this world

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Automotive icon in the new edition.

Hummer has always been treated as an iconic vehicle. Based on the HMMWV vehicle created in 1980 for the needs of the US Army, its civil variant was sold under the names Hummer H1, H2, H3 and H3T. He was what many of us associate with American off-road cars, pick-ups and SUVs – a huge, vulgar, noisy beast with an irrationally small interior and absurd burning. A fashionable gadget. The new Hummer is completely different.

GMC has just announced the premiere of the all-electric Hummer. Hummer EV will debut on May 20, 2020, but we have already learned about it some interesting information. We know that a sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour (about 96 km / h) will take him 3 seconds. We also know that the torque will be dizzying 11,500 Nm. Hummer will still be a monster, but at the same time it will not resemble the stinking, loud car that has been created so far in the past years.

To date, Hummer has often been the choice of show business stars and celebrities. It was a kind of demonstration of what life can afford someone, for whom it does not matter whether his car burns 5 or 50 liters per 100 kilometers. Hummer said: LOOK I'M EATING! Will the same vehicle with an electric motor be equally popular? Automotive fans criticize GMC, but they are not the target group of Hummer EV buyers. The car will still be big and absurd. Maybe that's enough?

I'm wondering about a few issues related to the novelty from GMC, but I'm most intrigued by the range of this vehicle. In such a big car you can use a lot of batteries in theory, but what will it do, since the vehicle itself is extremely heavy, and because of its performance energy consumption will certainly be dizzying? If we treated the Hummer EV as a city driving car, a range of 200 km would be acceptable. The question is: who will load the Hummer into the city? Ah yes, I forgot, Americans.