General Motors will reveal an SUV version of its all-electric Hummer EV on April 3rd, the company announced. The automaker unveiled the pickup truck version, with 350 miles of range and a host of high-tech features, last October.
GMC showed off its pre-production Hummer EV handling some snowy conditions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The company is highlighting the EV’s off-roading capabilities as a way to align with the all-important truck market, which has been largely walled off from the electrification trend until now.
GM retired the Hummer in 2010, after the global recession caused fuel prices to rise. Now, the company is reviving the brand as it pours billions of dollars into the development of dozens of new electric vehicles over the next few years. The company even redesigned its logo to look more like an electrical plug to emphasize its pivot to battery-powered vehicles.
The truck is the poster child for GM’s broader EV efforts between its 1,000HP output, three-second 0-60MPH performance and 350-mile range, not to mention tricks like its offroad-friendly Crab Mode steering. With that said, the first model arriving this fall will be a high-end version starting at $112,595. While GM wants to create a lot of buzz for the Hummer EV, only a handful of people will get to drive it.