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This truck is like driving a truck from the future! I'm really happy I choose the tech bronze accents, I think they look great with the white and black.
Keep the details, pictures/videos and observations coming! Exciting to see these trucks getting in the hands of actual people to provide their reviews.
 

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Some updates:

General:
  • When I placed the order I purposefully didnt include the tech bronze tow hooks so I probably wont add them later. I liked the look with the black more.
  • I believe I will get the original wheels from the dealer
  • My VIN ends in 00175 but according to the GMC Rep at the delivery I was the 18th customer delivery across the country. I also didnt make my reservation until 8:50pm on 10/20/20

Thoughts on driving
This weekend I put around 200 miles on the truck and here are my first impressions. Before you jump on the accelerator pedal its very similar feel to other full-size trucks. During any acceleration event is when all ties to conventional ICE vehicles ends. The power delivery is incredibly smooth without any high-pitch wines form the powertrain that are noticeable above the tire/wind noise and noises pumped in over the speakers. The acceleration in normal mode is amazing for a truck this size and would be more than suitable for everyday driving. Switching over to Watts to Freedom mode is a other-worldly level of acceleration. On nearly dry roads it was easy to get all four wheels to slip during launch! However, I occasionally did feel that under hard (but not 100%) acceleration the front end felt a bit squirrely.
Through curves there seems to be a fair amount of body roll, which isnt unexpected in a vehicle of this size and weight. The overall ride quality feels premium with pothole impacts being soaked up easily by the suspension and large amounts of side wall on the 35s. When the truck is lowered (WTF mode) there is a notable uptick in the harshness translated through the suspension from the road. While the acceleration and power numbers get all of the attention, I think the 4-wheel steering is the real star of the show. Navigating tight parking lots or city side streets is a breeze and makes the truck seem smaller than its actual size. For most of my driving this weekend I left the steering setting in "Auto" and have yet to see how it feels with only the front wheels being used for steering.
Using Super Cruise is pretty awesome. The truck will change lanes to go around slower drivers (passing only on the left, as far as I could tell) and will move to a slower lane if a car is approaching from the rear. As long as the camera isnt blocked it seems like the driver could do plenty of other tasks while "driving".

Other thoughts:
-The availability of functional EV chargers in the Metro Detroit area is almost non-existent. We have no DC fast chargers and the highest output I could get was from a Jule charger at 30kW and that only lasted about 5 minutes before the charger stopped working all together. Unfortunately, home charging will be a requirement in my area for the foreseeable future. The provided charger is rated at 11.5kW and will provide about 16 mi/hr of charging.

- The graphics in the truck are very entertaining! When you first enter the truck a aerial view of the Hummer driving across the surface of the moon spans both the cluster and infotainment display. I dont recall them showing this in the promotional videos and in my opinion is the best of the animations!


More impressions to come as I drive it more!
 

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The availability of functional EV chargers in the Metro Detroit area is almost non-existent. We have no DC fast chargers
I didn't have too many issues at the EA chargers with my Polestar, except for the annoyance of Bolt EV drivers taking the only 350kW charger that was working at one of the stations. You are right that there are limited options for the northern suburbs though. If you haven't, I suggest downloading the Plugshare app on your phone. Sometimes people report problem stations on there so you know what ones to avoid right away. The Jule chargers you are talking about used to be decent but the last time I stopped, I was getting similar speeds in my Bolt. One station that might not be on GM's map is a 50kW free chargepoint at top golf. Useful in the Bolt, probably not as much in the Hummer where you'd have to stick around for 4 hours for a full charge.

As for the 8:50 reservation, I think that's pretty close to when the system first started working again. I was 99% through the system a couple minutes before 8 when it crashed. I hesitated actually making the reservation, but after fighting with it for the better part of an hour, I was determined.
 

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Some updates:

General:
  • When I placed the order I purposefully didnt include the tech bronze tow hooks so I probably wont add them later. I liked the look with the black more.
  • I believe I will get the original wheels from the dealer
  • My VIN ends in 00175 but according to the GMC Rep at the delivery I was the 18th customer delivery across the country. I also didnt make my reservation until 8:50pm on 10/20/20

Thoughts on driving
This weekend I put around 200 miles on the truck and here are my first impressions. Before you jump on the accelerator pedal its very similar feel to other full-size trucks. During any acceleration event is when all ties to conventional ICE vehicles ends. The power delivery is incredibly smooth without any high-pitch wines form the powertrain that are noticeable above the tire/wind noise and noises pumped in over the speakers. The acceleration in normal mode is amazing for a truck this size and would be more than suitable for everyday driving. Switching over to Watts to Freedom mode is a other-worldly level of acceleration. On nearly dry roads it was easy to get all four wheels to slip during launch! However, I occasionally did feel that under hard (but not 100%) acceleration the front end felt a bit squirrely.
Through curves there seems to be a fair amount of body roll, which isnt unexpected in a vehicle of this size and weight. The overall ride quality feels premium with pothole impacts being soaked up easily by the suspension and large amounts of side wall on the 35s. When the truck is lowered (WTF mode) there is a notable uptick in the harshness translated through the suspension from the road. While the acceleration and power numbers get all of the attention, I think the 4-wheel steering is the real star of the show. Navigating tight parking lots or city side streets is a breeze and makes the truck seem smaller than its actual size. For most of my driving this weekend I left the steering setting in "Auto" and have yet to see how it feels with only the front wheels being used for steering.
Using Super Cruise is pretty awesome. The truck will change lanes to go around slower drivers (passing only on the left, as far as I could tell) and will move to a slower lane if a car is approaching from the rear. As long as the camera isnt blocked it seems like the driver could do plenty of other tasks while "driving".

Other thoughts:
-The availability of functional EV chargers in the Metro Detroit area is almost non-existent. We have no DC fast chargers and the highest output I could get was from a Jule charger at 30kW and that only lasted about 5 minutes before the charger stopped working all together. Unfortunately, home charging will be a requirement in my area for the foreseeable future. The provided charger is rated at 11.5kW and will provide about 16 mi/hr of charging.

- The graphics in the truck are very entertaining! When you first enter the truck a aerial view of the Hummer driving across the surface of the moon spans both the cluster and infotainment display. I dont recall them showing this in the promotional videos and in my opinion is the best of the animations!


More impressions to come as I drive it more!
Thank you for the report! Awesome to read! I would do as Dark-Fx said and install Plug-Share on your phone if you have not done so already. There are a few DC Fast chargers up and down I-75
 

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I didn't have too many issues at the EA chargers with my Polestar, except for the annoyance of Bolt EV drivers taking the only 350kW charger that was working at one of the stations. You are right that there are limited options for the northern suburbs though. If you haven't, I suggest downloading the Plugshare app on your phone. Sometimes people report problem stations on there so you know what ones to avoid right away. The Jule chargers you are talking about used to be decent but the last time I stopped, I was getting similar speeds in my Bolt. One station that might not be on GM's map is a 50kW free chargepoint at top golf. Useful in the Bolt, probably not as much in the Hummer where you'd have to stick around for 4 hours for a full charge.

As for the 8:50 reservation, I think that's pretty close to when the system first started working again. I was 99% through the system a couple minutes before 8 when it crashed. I hesitated actually making the reservation, but after fighting with it for the better part of an hour, I was determined.
I have been using the PlugShare app, but didnt realize that the Top Golf charger was free. Thanks for pointing that out! I guess I should have been more specific on the area too, I live in the Clarkston area so Auburn Hills is pretty close. There was a bolt at the Jule charger but he couldnt get it to work either, I think he ended up leaving. From what I could tell the closest DC Fast charger is down in Novi (about 35 minutes). IMO that just inconveniently far to be considered useful. I guess we can just hope the infrastructure catches up soon!
 

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I have been using the PlugShare app, but didnt realize that the Top Golf charger was free. Thanks for pointing that out! I guess I should have been more specific on the area too, I live in the Clarkston area so Auburn Hills is pretty close. There was a bolt at the Jule charger but he couldnt get it to work either, I think he ended up leaving. From what I could tell the closest DC Fast charger is down in Novi (about 35 minutes). IMO that just inconveniently far to be considered useful. I guess we can just hope the infrastructure catches up soon!
Right in my neighborhood! I am also in Clarkston!

Those Jule chargers you are talking about are at Mijers right?
 

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I guess we can just hope the infrastructure catches up soon!
This is one of the reasons I'm disappointed they only put a 48A charger in the Hummer instead of the 80A the lyriq is getting. At least for longer trips (with the exception of the UP, which is still not a great proposition for DCFC), the Hummer should do okay anywhere there is a 350kW EA station that is operating at 100%.
 

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This is one of the reasons I'm disappointed they only put a 48A charger in the Hummer instead of the 80A the lyriq is getting. At least for longer trips (with the exception of the UP, which is still not a great proposition for DCFC), the Hummer should do okay anywhere there is a 350kW EA station that is operating at 100%.
I think after the 2023/24 model year the Hummers will get the option for the larger charger.
 
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