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Specs have started to appear for GM's revived Hummer brand.
Specs have started to appear for GM's revived Hummer brand.

GM is reviving the Hummer brand in the most spectacular fashion, today confirming its first product would be an ell-electric truck, or ute, with power outputs and performance numbers that can scarcely be believed.

Hummer will exist as a sub-brand under the GMC brand, with the first model now officially known as the GMC Hummer EV, with the American automotive giant describing it as the first step in its “Quiet Revolution".

But while the Hummer EV might be quiet, it will be anything but slow, with the brand promising the kinds of performance figures that will hav legitimate supercars looking over their shoulders.

The brand is yet to detail exactly what is powering the Hummer, but it has promised 1000hp (745kW) and 15591Nm. Which is a lot. Enough, in fact, for GM to promise its new EV truck will be capable of demolishing the zero-to-60mph (around 96km/h) sprint in just 3.0 seconds.

The GMC HUMMER EV will be revealed on May 20, 2020, and will be built in Detroit.

“GMC builds premium and capable trucks and SUVs and the GMC HUMMER EV takes this to new heights,” says Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. 

The Hummer EV might be GM's first push into electric trucks, but it won't be the last, with the company 's boss – and former Holden managing director – Mark Reuss promises more all-electric utes to come.

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“Through this investment, GM is taking a big step forward in making our vision of an all-electric future a reality,” he says.

“Our electric pick-up will be the first of multiple electric truck variants we will build at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years.”

There is now word yet on whether the Hummer EV will make it to Australia, but Holden here has show it's more than willing to make a play for traditional American vehicles, including the new Corvette, which will land in Oz still wearing its Chevrolet badging

So will the Hummer EV follow it to our shores? We'll have to wait and see.

Andrew Chesterton
Contributing Journalist
Andrew Chesterton should probably hate cars. From his hail-damaged Camira that looked like it had spent a hard life parked at the end of Tiger Woods' personal driving range, to the Nissan Pulsar Reebok that shook like it was possessed by a particularly mean-spirited demon every time he dared push past 40km/h, his personal car history isn't exactly littered with gold. But that seemingly endless procession of rust-savaged hate machines taught him something even more important; that cars are more than a collection of nuts, bolts and petrol. They're your ticket to freedom, a way to unlock incredible experiences, rolling invitations to incredible adventures. They have soul. And so, somehow, the car bug still bit. And it bit hard. When "Chesto" started his journalism career with News Ltd's Sunday and Daily Telegraph newspapers, he covered just about everything, from business to real estate, courts to crime, before settling into state political reporting at NSW Parliament House. But the automotive world's siren song soon sounded again, and he begged anyone who would listen for the opportunity to write about cars. Eventually they listened, and his career since has seen him filing car news, reviews and features for TopGear, Wheels, Motor and, of course, CarsGuide, as well as many, many others. More than a decade later, and the car bug is yet to relinquish its toothy grip. And if you ask Chesto, he thinks it never will.
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