GMC confirmed last week that a fully loaded 2022 Hummer Edition 1 will weigh 9,046 pounds, or a little more than two base-level Sierra full-size pickups. It will be more than 900 pounds heavier than the original Hummer H1 and about 700 pounds more than a dual-wheeled Sierra 3500 crew cab diesel.
The reason, of course, is the heavy 24-module Ultium battery pack that gives the Hummer EV an estimated 350 miles of range. Batteries make most EVs significantly heavier than their gasoline-powered counterparts — though few, if any, of the other models headed to dealerships in the coming years are likely to match the Hummer's curb weight, which was first reported by GM-Trucks.com. (Few will also top the Edition 1's price: $112,595.)
Then again, the Hummer isn't very representative of most EVs in the pipeline at General Motors or any other automaker.
GMC designed the Hummer to be a supertruck for those who can afford it to have a ton — or rather, 4.5 tons — of fun driving. A spokesman for the brand said that, unlike an elephant, the Hummer "is bound to shatter expectations of what an electric vehicle can do."