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Is everybody out there still awake? It seems like the news of the Hummer EV curb weight took the wind out of our sails, and I have to admit to being disappointed, but unable to give up on the Hummer EV, it's just too cool of a vehicle. I am still in..
 

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I think the forum is just quiet because there hasn’t been any new information since the weight was released. The traffic seems to pick up after every new release of info / rumor / pictures. While there are several things I have reservations about, it is as close to perfect (for me) as any manufacturer has come up with. I am still in until someone else offers a full size, convertible, four door, short bed truck that runs on something other than gasoline. 😀
 

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Yeah, not much to discuss... Waiting for some real details here.

Hummer EV has massive cool factor. That’s the only reason I’m still here and still considering one. But when it comes time to buy, I’ll still have to pick the truck that makes the most sense when considering all aspects.
 

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The volume of chatter picked up at the time of the SUV reveal, but now we are in slow news season until we hear from the dealers about late Fall deliveries.

We will have these occasional event sightings, Crab Walk dances, trail hikes, and fast food drive-thru videos to keep us wanting more 😃.
 

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I am still in as well, weight is not a factor for me, as long as it has the advertised range, I am all good. My dealership indicated they may get one in November, I am looking forward to see if that really happens. In the mean time, I just ordered a Mach E yesterday.
 

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I am still in as well, weight is not a factor for me, as long as it has the advertised range, I am all good. My dealership indicated they may get one in November, I am looking forward to see if that really happens. In the mean time, I just ordered a Mach E yesterday.
Wow, nice... I like the Mach E, what made you choose that over Model Y, or ID4?
 

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Wow, nice... I like the Mach E, what made you choose that over Model Y, or ID4?
I do not want a car that relies too much on touchscreen, i.e. Model Y, plus I am just not a Tesla fan. VW does not support one pedal driving, for me this is a must have. I will hand down the Mach E to my wife after I get the Hummer, she is currently driving the Bolt.
 

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Still not sure why people are upset about the weight...... I mean it was common sense that this electric full size truck will be very heavy and everyone knew it wasn’t gonna have the pay load of a normal truck ... it’s a toy bottom line And I can’t wait for my new toy to come In
 

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Still not sure why people are upset about the weight...... I mean it was common sense that this electric full size truck will be very heavy and everyone knew it wasn’t gonna have the pay load of a normal truck ... it’s a toy bottom line And I can’t wait for my new toy to come In
F-150 is coming in at 7K with big battery. A Model Y weighs more than my GMC Sierra.
 

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F-150 is coming in at 7K with big battery. A Model Y weighs more than my GMC Sierra.
Interestingly the F150 at 7K gives more justification for the Hummer at 9K, the Hummer has 15% more range (in addition to all its extras, like off roading suspension, fast charging, convertible, underbody cladding, etc, etc, etc...)

Rivian with 300 mile range weighs 5800 lbs,

Which Sierra do you have? Model Y long range AWD weighs 4416 lbs I thought the Sierra is over 5K lbs?
 

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Still not sure why people are upset about the weight...... I mean it was common sense that this electric full size truck will be very heavy and everyone knew it wasn’t gonna have the pay load of a normal truck ... it’s a toy bottom line And I can’t wait for my new toy to come In
Agree, I am a dummy, and put too much stock in GM's all new platform saving weight, but then had to calculate the 3000# battery, etc.. Not to mention I forgot about GM's half shafts, etc... which could drive a tank they are so HD. I wish the payload was higher, but still a super cool truck...
 

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I do not want a car that relies too much on touchscreen, i.e. Model Y, plus I am just not a Tesla fan. VW does not support one pedal driving, for me this is a must have. I will hand down the Mach E to my wife after I get the Hummer, she is currently driving the Bolt.
I thought exactly the same thing about Tesla, and for many years I was the most anti-tesla you can be, Later when the stock was about $450 pre split, my friends talked me into buying some, Well, a year and 6X later I decided to buy a Tesla, and you know, its a great car (once you get past the initial bugs and quality issues) I would definitely buy another one, and you get used to the interface and later I see some genius in it. I have a few complaints, but no more then I have for my 2020 GMC Sierra Denali 2500.

Rent one on Turo and beat it around for a day before you write Tesla off, you might, like me discover what you were missing.
 

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Interestingly the F150 at 7K gives more justification for the Hummer at 9K, the Hummer has 15% more range (in addition to all its extras, like off roading suspension, fast charging, convertible, underbody cladding, etc, etc, etc...)

Rivian with 300 mile range weighs 5800 lbs,

Which Sierra do you have? Model Y long range AWD weighs 4416 lbs I thought the Sierra is over 5K lbs?
Oops, I meant to say Model X, it is 5700 curb weight my Sierra is 5300. It is a 2008 Crew Cab, 2WD. Still bigger than a Model X.
 

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Oops, I meant to say Model X, it is 5700 curb weight my Sierra is 5300. It is a 2008 Crew Cab, 2WD. Still bigger than a Model X.
Ya, I just have to say I have been impressed with my Tesla, and really enjoy driving it. I do not want to go too far with superlatives , but its really good! I think most others will enjoy it too, its like a BMW 3 series morphed into a crossover, tight handling, great forward visibility (rear visibility takes some getting used to), and super quick acceleration. but what sells me more is after a drive and I see how little energy I used, its really a sipper. I am seeing lifetime consumption just over 250 wh/mi which is amazing for a car that size, and as fast as I drive.
 

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Ya, I just have to say I have been impressed with my Tesla, and really enjoy driving it. I do not want to go too far with superlatives , but its really good! I think most others will enjoy it too, its like a BMW 3 series morphed into a crossover, tight handling, great forward visibility (rear visibility takes some getting used to), and super quick acceleration. but what sells me more is after a drive and I see how little energy I used, its really a sipper. I am seeing lifetime consumption just over 250 wh/mi which is amazing for a car that size, and as fast as I drive.
I just looked at my Bolt efficiency online. Lifetime has been 18KwH/100mile, last 12 months 15KwH/100 mile. :) The worst I have ever seen was a trip from Phoenix to Tucson, driving 75mph into a 30mph headwind, 300wh/mi.

My reluctance about Tesla has been with the quality issues, such as bumpers falling off and windows suddenly shattering. I have a friend in CA who just bought a Model Y, next time he comes to AZ I will get a ride.
 

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Still following this forum! But I also just ordered a Mach-E. I figured I can sell it if I decide to move up to a big ass truck. (Or a smaller truck, like the Rivian.) And I really want to see some real world reports from real people (like those here) before I decide to buy.

I have been following a Mach-E forum since November, monitoring everyone's posts who ordered, received and mostly love the Mach-E. That gave me confidence that it was worth purchasing, because forum users are not kind when they find problems and I know what I am getting, the good and the bad. Mostly it is very good.

The Hummer so far also looks very good. Waiting for real world testing, and real owners to report! That is why I am here. And because the Hummer is very cool. I am impressed with what they have designed.
 

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I just looked at my Bolt efficiency online. Lifetime has been 18KwH/100mile, last 12 months 15KwH/100 mile. :) The worst I have ever seen was a trip from Phoenix to Tucson, driving 75mph into a 30mph headwind, 300wh/mi.

My reluctance about Tesla has been with the quality issues, such as bumpers falling off and windows suddenly shattering. I have a friend in CA who just bought a Model Y, next time he comes to AZ I will get a ride.
Umm, No way does a Bolt get that kind of efficiency over a 1 year period, as it would have a 400 mile range in that case. I am going to assume you miscalculated before I suspect you of stretching the truth. The EPA rates Bolt at 29 kWh / 100 mile, which is still fairly good, but the Y is AWD and a full size class bigger vehicle and the EPA rates it at 27 kWh /100 mi which is 8% better.
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I totally hear you on Tesla quality (bad quality control), bumpers falling off is a model 3 problem, but Model Y has had a few front suspensions that were not torqued properly, and came loose while customers were driving. My Tesla delivery experience was far from perfect, car had a whole list of flaws, and I was a bit frustrated at the time, but Tesla fixed it, and since it has been great. Let me know how you like your friends car, I would find it hard to buy another EV crossover after owning mine.
 

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Still following this forum! But I also just ordered a Mach-E. I figured I can sell it if I decide to move up to a big ass truck. (Or a smaller truck, like the Rivian.) And I really want to see some real world reports from real people (like those here) before I decide to buy.

I have been following a Mach-E forum since November, monitoring everyone's posts who ordered, received and mostly love the Mach-E. That gave me confidence that it was worth purchasing, because forum users are not kind when they find problems and I know what I am getting, the good and the bad. Mostly it is very good.

The Hummer so far also looks very good. Waiting for real world testing, and real owners to report! That is why I am here. And because the Hummer is very cool. I am impressed with what they have designed.
Yeah, I feel the same, it will be nice if a few others receive their Hummer EV before me, see if there are any design flaws that show up right away. I have 90% confidence, which is higher than I had in Tesla when I bought that.

I think you guys have courage to buy the Mach E, it seems like a good car, but the charging is a bit screwy, and on a road trip that would be a PITA. I think if I was going to buy another small crossover and it could not be Model Y, I would hold out for the Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6, Hyundai makes really efficient EV's.
 

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By the time this Hummer comes out, there will be dozens of options, and limited outlook for the battery supply chain. I also have a Bronco Wildtrak on order which should arrive a year before the Hummer. Who knows how this will play ou. Alas, I am hopeful! Let's go Biden!

Meantime, if I can't even get a gas Bronco for the next year...what do I do? Build a monster truck from my M3?
 

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Yeah, I feel the same, it will be nice if a few others receive their Hummer EV before me, see if there are any design flaws that show up right away. I have 90% confidence, which is higher than I had in Tesla when I bought that.

I think you guys have courage to buy the Mach E, it seems like a good car, but the charging is a bit screwy, and on a road trip that would be a PITA. I think if I was going to buy another small crossover and it could not be Model Y, I would hold out for the Ioniq 5 or Kia EV6, Hyundai makes really efficient EV's.
If charging infrastructure is the primary concern, then really Tesla is the best choice. If the non-Tesla BEV charging infrastructure improves in time for the Hummer, it will be great for the MME as well. I am glad VW is building out the Electrify America network, because without it, Tesla really would be the only choice for road trips.
 
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