GMC will be kicking off customer deliveries of the Hummer EV pickup truck this fall with the fully loaded Edition 1 and is expected to beat the Tesla Cybertruck to the market. Until that happens, prototypes are being tested in various parts of the United States to iron out all the kinks before series production starts in a few months.
Fleets of prototypes have been caught in recent days, one in Salt Lake City and the other in Las Vegas. As some of you will recall, when the Hummer EV pickup truck was first shown to automotive media, it was far from being a fully functional prototype. The latest footage goes to show GMC has made great progress in the vehicle’s development and is testing the zero-emissions trucks out in the real world.
GMC previously released footage of prototypes undergoing winter testing in Michigan at General Motors’ Milford Proving Ground and the latest videos show the trucks are being evaluated in different environments. Far from being confirmed, but a new report indicates there is a dozen of working prototypes currently being tested across the US. If that’s accurate, we can actually see most of them in these two videos depicting stationary pickups taking a break between two testing sessions.
It wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume all of these prototypes feature a tri-motor setup considering the lesser dual-motor model won’t be going on sale until spring 2023 when the EV 2X will be launched at $89,995, with a cheaper entry-level EV 2 joining the lineup in spring 2024 carrying a $79,995 sticker. Before that happens, the sold-out Edition 1 priced at $112,595 will be in the hands of early adopters this fall. Come fall next year, the tri-motor $99,995 EV 3X will be launched.
Production will take place at GM’s Factory Zero facility in Michigan where the GMC Hummer EV SUV will also be made, along with an electric Chevrolet Silverado.