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The Off Road Play Vehicle battle is just heating up. There will be some amazing vehicles coming in the next few years.
I hope they take a page from other playbooks. Such as roof racks that just snap in place and immediately connect to the alarm system. Rockguard Sidesteps that fold out when you open the door. At least make it possible to order options like these when ordering. Looking forward to the reveal!
 

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The Off Road Play Vehicle battle is just heating up. There will be some amazing vehicles coming in the next few years.
I hope they take a page from other playbooks. Such as roof racks that just snap in place and immediately connect to the alarm system. Rockguard Sidesteps that fold out when you open the door. At least make it possible to order options like these when ordering. Looking forward to the reveal!
I have a feeling they'll do a partnership with someone for accessories and aftermarket parts. Similar to what Ford has in place with Yakima.
 

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I'm with you both. Winch capability is a MUST. Roof racks should also be a priority. There's also some cool things the Bronco did with their interiors that GM should replicate, storage, tie-downs, easy clean floors that drain, things like that.

I think a lot of that kind of thing will come from within - massive skid plates, rocker guards, etc. What competition are you referencing, @vancouverthunder?
 

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With how much effort GM has into the Hummer EV, I'm quite sure there will be more than enough attention on features and capabilities. Especially for in-house upgrades which tend to be very profitable. At least until the aftermarket jumps in.
 

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Competition will be Lordstown, Karma, Rivian, Nickola (Badger) pretty cool. All the staples Jeep Wrangler, F150 will have an electric model. It will be very competitive, which is a good thing.
 

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Yes, there should be plenty of room for an air compressor in the Frunk! Another option I would like, as I have in my RAM Longhorn is cooled seats. Why do you need cold air up your butt while driving? It makes a huge difference. I have it on all the time in the summer. When I drive my wife's convertible with leather seats in the summer, top down, I stick to the seats and sweat more. On nice days I don't want to take the top down because I will stick to the seats. This never happens in my Ram on hot days with sunroof open. It may seem like a unnecessary luxury feature....until you have it. If I am cruising with the top off in the hot sun I want to be comfortable.
 

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Yes, there should be plenty of room for an air compressor in the Frunk! Another option I would like, as I have in my RAM Longhorn is cooled seats. Why do you need cold air up your butt while driving? It makes a huge difference. I have it on all the time in the summer. When I drive my wife's convertible with leather seats in the summer, top down, I stick to the seats and sweat more. On nice days I don't want to take the top down because I will stick to the seats. This never happens in my Ram on hot days with sunroof open. It may seem like a unnecessary luxury feature....until you have it. If I am cruising with the top off in the hot sun I want to be comfortable.
Is this available on any current GMC/Chevy/Cadillac vehicles? The hummer should have standard heated seats as they're much more efficient for an EV, so cooled might be offered too
 

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Is this available on any current GMC/Chevy/Cadillac vehicles? The hummer should have standard heated seats as they're much more efficient for an EV, so cooled might be offered too
Cooled seats? Yes, they're available on all Cadillac and Buick vehicles as far as I know, most GMC models and higher-end Chevys.
 

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Rivian has a camp kitchen setup powered by the battery. I'd really like to see something like that on the Hummer truck. I'd use it.

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Along that line of thinking, the F-150 Hybrid has 3 different onboard generators available.


Three different onboard generator systems are available. F-150s with conventional non-hybrid drivetrains get a 2.0-kW system, while hybrid trucks get upgraded to 2.4 kW or, optionally, a massive 7.2 kW of power, made possible by the hybrid's 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack. Ford claims that the top-spec 7.2-kW system can power a plasma cutter, TiG welder, chop saw, air compressor, angle grinder, and work light, simultaneously. That mobile welding shop can run for 32 hours continuously on a full tank, making all-day, heavy-duty work possible. If you don't need that much wattage, Ford says the 2.4-kW system can run a jackhammer or a mobile theater setup complete with a projector, loudspeakers, and popcorn machine for up to 85 hours.

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I've got a '17 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71, and I think it's the LTZ option that includes the sunroof, heated/cooled seats, and heated steering wheel. These are great options in the mountain west and I use them throughout the entire year, except for the sunroof. This is often closed, with the "shade" also closed, in the summer to avoid the blasting heat from the sun. This got me thinking. In the promo video, I didn't see any "shades" being removed, as the guy took the glass roof pieces off. Any ideas for how the massive sunroof in the EV1 will be shaded?
 

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I've got a '17 Chevy Silverado LTZ Z71, and I think it's the LTZ option that includes the sunroof, heated/cooled seats, and heated steering wheel. These are great options in the mountain west and I use them throughout the entire year, except for the sunroof. This is often closed, with the "shade" also closed, in the summer to avoid the blasting heat from the sun. This got me thinking. In the promo video, I didn't see any "shades" being removed, as the guy took the glass roof pieces off. Any ideas for how the massive sunroof in the EV1 will be shaded?
They're likely going to layer the glass in the roof with different materials to block out the sun. Porsche did something similar with the Taycan which also doesn't have a shade either.

For the first time in a Porsche, low-emissivity thermal insulation glass is used for the panoramic fixed glass roof. Several wafer-thin metal layers are applied to the insulating glass. As the thermal insulation glass allows short-wave radiation to pass through and reflects long-wave infra-red radiation, the vehicle interior will heat up more slowly in summer. This also means that the heat in the interior is retained longer in winter. In combination with the glass tint, it was therefore possible to dispense with a roller blind. An intermediate layer in the glass structure also provides acoustic insulation for the interior.

 
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