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Nice. These CTF vehicles are road legal with a VIN. Meaning they can be sold to the public after final testing is done. Be on the lookout for them if you want a Hummer sooner or were not able to get an Edition One reservation.
 

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Nice. These CTF vehicles are road legal with a VIN. Meaning they can be sold to the public after final testing is done. Be on the lookout for them if you want a Hummer sooner or were not able to get an Edition One reservation.
I do not think these will not be sold, "EX" at the end of the VIN indicates it is a development vehicle, these will be run through their testing however long that is, and then be recycled. Vin 001 (The $2.5M one) will be the first salable model, should be built in September. These captured fleet models will get driven by the media at some point, looking forward to seeing the reviews.
 

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Me too.... This was s fantastic... I want some real world feedback and not the same canned speeches about all the "Easter Eggs" and the "Sea of Tranquility" theme.... Give me some real reviews
In the facebook comments there were several GM employees making comments, I found one of them interesting... This person is listed from Warren Mi (which is where GM engineering is headquartered) , could definitely be a GM employee, and his comment was liked by AL... We might be in for some surprises? Should we get our hopes up?

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In the facebook comments there were several GM employees making comments, I found one of them interesting... This person is listed from Warren Mi (which is where GM engineering is headquartered) , could definitely be a GM employee, and his comment was liked by AL... We might be in for some surprises? Should we get our hopes up?

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Looks like Al liked most of the comments. I hope there are some big surprises coming but that may just be a coincidence on that one
 

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Tom ~ this is the excellent investigative skills that we expect here on the forum. Digging deep to get all the facts! 😁(y)
Haha, Not sure if there are many "facts" here, but certainly can deepen the speculation. Hope you all realize what a big step in vehicle development this is, and my confidence of on time Hummer EV's being delivered is rising. This tells me the test team did not run into any showstoppers during testing which is always a concern with an all new chassis, and all new powertrain. Very few "new" vehicles go through the testing cycle without discovering some issues which require re-work, but this might give us some clues as to the maturity of GM's software based engineering tools, and the skill of their operators which worked on the Hummer engineering. There have also been some interesting patents, which show some pretty cool technology I hope makes it into the production Hummer EV.
 

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Great question: they could be good enough to at least sit on the dealer showroom for people to see and touch. Even better to put them in high traffic places, like the better malls in town, to see. Of course I wouldn’t want to drive this wide sucker down some of the narrow aisles! 🤪
 

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Question for those of you in the know ;) Will any of these become demo models that we can see/drive at our local dealership?
That is a great question, I do not think so, because I do not think a development vehicle can be insured for customers to drive.

In the vehicle development process, the pre production Hummers we saw earlier (March to June) with missing parts are built to prove out the vehicle engineering, and parts fitment, The stage GM is at now with these captured fleet vehicles is to prove out the production system (factory), so these vehicles will be tested, and then recycled or stored away or possibly for final crash testing. Not sure how many of these series GM will build, but because this is a low production program I think not more than 10-20 in the next couple weeks (1 or 2 a day rate). After this short series there will be one more validation run that represent the final production models, there will likely be another 20+ of those which are the media cars, these media cars will make their rounds to professional media, and maybe some top influencers, or executives. Salable production will start with VIN 001 which I expect around mid to late September.
 
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