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Hey guys,

So we've now seen the beast in all it's glory. What are your collective first impressions?

For me, it's a few things. First off...this truck is just absolutely ridiculous. The amount of features this has is mind-blowing. The power, for one, is just insane. I was surprised by all the off-road features it has, and how practical. Crab Mode. Extract Mode. 16 inches max ground clearance. Full under-body armor. the ultra vision camera system, which was sweet. 35 inch tires.

It looks amazing. I can't believe how perfectly they were able to close the gap of 10 years between the last Hummer rolling off the line in Louisiana to now, bridging that final Hummer design language with the new Hummer EV. It looks PERFECT. Couldn't have asked for a better-looking truck.

Interior is awesome. Purpose-made and full of features. Again, great tech, the amount of features it contains is astounding. Love the seats, steering wheel, and the ability to drop the rear window (midgate?).

Now, the pricing...that was a bit of a bummer lol. $79k is a hefty price to pay to start, but honestly, the fact that you can get all but the Edition One below $100k is impressive. I mean think of all the stuff you get, the capability, the tech, the features, the off-road prowess! That leads to another bummer...timing. It's obvious that GM sees this as a niche vehicle, and not a mass-market truck. But again, Hummers never were (prior to the H3...but I think a smaller Hummer EV is a surefire to come eventually, based on the Hummer's prior run in the 2000's). GM pulled a Tesla and is making us wait for this thing. If they're making a bunch of Edition One's and EV3X's, this would be understandable. But if they're making anything less than 30,000 combined by 2022...oof.

Also...adjusted for inflation, a new H2 today with FAR less tech and capability would have been $72,340.19. That's some real perspective.

That being said, all in all, the pricing and timing isn't that surprising. It is after all a supertruck, it's not a Silverado or Sierra, not a Canyon, not a Cybertruck. It's a halo vehicle for GMC.

And all things considered, it's unquestionably (imho) the most insane, raucous, ridiculous truck you can buy. The EV2X dual-motor e4WD plays nicely up against the Ford Raptor and Rebel TRX, and the EV3X is the most powerful production pickup truck and most powerful production American vehicle ever made. It has more power than the most powerful production Ferrari ever built. And it has amazing offroad capabilities to boot! GM claims it's the most capable offroader they've ever made...and I believe them.

So the pricing and timing may suck initially, but I think as the days go on and we process this onslaught of information, we'll come to a consensus that the Hummer Ev is not only a perfectly executed return of an icon, but arguably GM's most impressive reveal in decades. And that includes the C8 Corvette!

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  • Pricing sucks, but the Volt™ was similar but only 1/3rd the price.
  • Is there a lease option?
  • Timeline resembles vaporware.
  • Charging mode gets worse and slower in later editions.
  • 1st edition reservations are sold out
  • No mention of midgate
  • Frameless doors are awesome but not removable
  • Who's stupid enough to reserve a $70k EV that won't be available 4 years from now?
 

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Very impressed with the battery technology. Especially the wireless battery management system. That is brilliant. A lot of very slick engineering and design in the details.

Strikingly attractive truck inside and out. Huge. But Americans like big trucks.

A bit surprised that there doesn't seem to be much emphasis on lightweight materials like carbon fiber or aluminum. If there are aluminum body panels, GMC doesn't seem to be bragging about it.

We have a Chevy Volt Gen II and love it. Our starter drug for EVs. We live in a rural area with a comparatively thin charging infrastructure. So the Hummer's 350-mile range is enough for 95% of our trips out and back with charging at home. The multistate trips? Will require more planning and more infrastructure build-out for the non-Tesla standard.

Bottom line? Impressive. Unique offerings that justify a premium price tag and make a case for GM's future EV potential. The Ford Bronco? Even the Jeep Wrangler? Seem like maybe they missed the boat of instant electric torque.
 

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Very impressed with the battery technology. Especially the wireless battery management system. That is brilliant. A lot of very slick engineering and design in the details.

Strikingly attractive truck inside and out. Huge. But Americans like big trucks.

A bit surprised that there doesn't seem to be much emphasis on lightweight materials like carbon fiber or aluminum. If there are aluminum body panels, GMC doesn't seem to be bragging about it.

We have a Chevy Volt Gen II and love it. Our starter drug for EVs. We live in a rural area with a comparatively thin charging infrastructure. So the Hummer's 350-mile range is enough for 95% of our trips out and back with charging at home. The multistate trips? Will require more planning and more infrastructure build-out for the non-Tesla standard.

Bottom line? Impressive. Unique offerings that justify a premium price tag and make a case for GM's future EV potential. The Ford Bronco? Even the Jeep Wrangler? Seem like maybe they missed the boat of instant electric torque.
Great points, @Daniel Winegarden. I think you hit a lot of great points, especially the wireless battery management system. And of course, welcome to the forums!
 
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