Americans can't get enough trucks — dead or alive, chip shortage or not.
General Motors is reviving one of the biggest truck franchises — the Hummer, killed off as part of its 2009 bankruptcy — for a new era: electrification.
The GMC Hummer EV pickup, developed in a remarkable two-year span, is expensive and still huge. It will be the second electric pickup on the market after the Rivian R1T as legacy automakers and upstarts — from Ram to Ford to Tesla — scramble to put major juice under the famed truck bed.
Hummer Edition 1 models are packed with a three-motor drivetrain that delivers 1,000 hp and around 1,200 pound-feet of torque. It rolls on 35-inch mud tires and is shielded by rock rails and a bevy of underbody skid plates. GMC invited journalists to get behind the wheel of the truck recently, and we've rounded up some early impressions.