The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is One Powerful Pickup

January 21st, 2022 by

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The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is one powerful pickup truck. GMC will compete against automakers like Ford and Tesla with their own EV truck. Given that so many automakers have been moving toward the EV sector, GMC is well aware that its Hummer EV will have to bring an unprecedented amount of power and performance to the playing field. That is exactly what GMC did as the 2022 Hummer EV is said to have 1,000 horsepower. That is insane, especially for an electric vehicle. GMC had scheduled the electric behemoth to enter production in December of 2021, so those with reservations should be receiving their own electric monster soon. This impressive horsepower was apparently discovered by a chief GMC engineer. According to this engineer, due to its immense power, the Hummer EV was capable of lifting its front end up, something akin to a wheelie. We’ll dive in and confirm this, but so far it’s looking like the GMC Hummer EV will definitely give the competition a run for their money.

The 2022 Hummer EV Can Pull Off Wheelies?

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV has a respectable 1,000 horsepower. According to GMC chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, the Hummer EV has such impressive power and performance that the electric pickup can actually lift itself. This isn’t to say we’ll be seeing a bunch of Hummer EVs popping wheelies, but the fact that it is possible is more than enough. According to Oppenheiser, the Hummer EV has three electric motors that can deliver 1,200 pounds of torque to the tires. Using its performance mode Watts to Freedom (WTF), the Hummer EV can better optimize acceleration by programming its adaptive air suspension to transfer weight to the rear to improve traction on the take-off. Basically, with this performance feature, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV can pop off an, albeit small, wheelie. That’s pretty awesome.

GMC’s chief engineer Oppenheiser stated that due to the potential for accidents, he and his team made sure to dial back the power on the production versions of the Hummer EV. That’s not to say one can’t modify their own Hummer EV, but the electric behemoth will not be shipping with the power needed to defy gravity. Still, as evidenced by United States President Joe Biden’s demonstration, the Hummer EV is more than powerful given its ability to accelerate to 60mph in three seconds. 

Along with the gravity-defying Watts to Freedom mode, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV also comes equipped with the iconic crab walk mode. This feature allows the electric pickup to turn all four wheels 10 degrees in the same direction. This allows the truck to drive diagonally at low speeds. With so many features and a powerful electric motor, the Hummer EV is looking to leave its mark in the EV sector. Stay tuned for more as GMC gets ready to roll out its highly-anticipated 2022 Hummer EV.

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