As promised, GMC has released additional details about the 2024 Hummer EV SUV it unveiled over the weekend. The highlight is represented by what the company refers to as a Power Station generator, which gives the electric SUV the ability to jump charge another EV at 240v/25A/6kW as well as power external equipment at 120v/25A/3kW.
The Ford F-150 Hybrid has a similar feature, with the obvious difference between the two that the truck from the Blue Oval has a gasoline engine. The Power Station generator should prove to be a useful tool when going out camping and in other situations where its own power bank could come in handy to power additional devices you might need, perhaps at a work site or in a remote area.
Another ace up the Hummer EV SUV’s sleeve is the off-road trail mapping through the updated myGMC app for smartphones. It helps the driver better plan an off-road driving adventure by showing the available charging locations in that area along with the distances the vehicle has to cover to access them.
Routes and plans can be download to the owner’s phone from the app and then showcased on the large 13.4-inch touchscreen of the infotainment system. The driver also has access to real-time energy consumption with a community-based energy forecast, which should minimize range anxiety and let you enjoy the adventure.
Also worth noting is the significantly shorter wheelbase of the SUV compared to the truck as the distance between the axles is nearly nine inches shorter, thus offering the SUV better maneuverability. The turning circle when equipped with the CrabWalk four-wheel steering system is 35.4 feet (10.8 meters) whereas the pickup truck needs 37.1 feet (11.3 inches). GMC is proud to say the Hummer EV SUV has a tighter turning circle than the Ford Mustang Mach-E.
Go for the SUV variant and you’ll take advantage of better departure and breakover angles than the truck, making it more capable while tacking an off-road course than the already competent truck.
The major downside is represented by the extended time people will have to patiently wait for the SUV. While the pickup goes on sale this fall, the GMC Hummer EV SUV won’t enter production until early 2023 for the $110,595 Edition 1, with the lesser versions taking even longer to hit the market.