‘Faster than a Lambo’: The new Hummer EV Pickup that can CRABWALK!

by | Jun 3, 2022 - 9:27AM | Car Reviews

After 12 years, Hummer is finally back, but forget the big diesel engines – this thing is an EV.

That’s right, Hummer is now an all-electric sub-brand of GMC and the EV Pickup is its first model under the new rebrand.

Its gargantuan proportions and its $110,000 price tag (for the sold-out Edition 1 version Supercar Blondie’s Sergi Galiano drove in Los Angeles) certainly fit the bill.

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So do its off-road abilities as this thing can do some tricks we’ve not yet seen in a road car.

At the push of a button, the GMC Hummer EV can start to crabwalk, turning its rear wheels the same direction as the fronts.

While this is obviously designed for off-road use to avoid tricky obstacles, it’s a hilarious gag to show off to your mates.

The four-wheel steering system also gives this beast a surprisingly tight turning circle for a vehicle this big.

Powered by three electric motors, the Edition 1’s performance is seriously impressive.

Offering 529 kilometers (329 miles) of range, it’s practical, but with 1000HP (746kW) it’s supercar-fast as well.

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Being a Hummer, even its launch control process is a truly American experience.

“What you have is ‘WTF’ mode, but it’s not what you think it means,” Sergi says.

“This is ‘Watts to Freedom’ mode, which is the most American thing I’ve ever heard.”

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup crabwalking
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup crabwalking
The daytime running lights of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano points out the low headlights of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano opens the tailgate step of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano opens the cargo barrier of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup tailgate
The tailgate speakers on the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano opens the tailgate step on the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano climbs into the back of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
Sergi Galiano behind the wheel of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup drive mode selector
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup facial recognition scanner
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup drive mode selection screen
The hidden seat compartment in the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
The American flag design hidden in the GMC Hummer EV Pickup's C-pillar
The rear of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup
The electric Hummer pulling out its crabwalk party trick
The feature is designed for avoiding tricky off-road obstacles
The DRLs form a full-width lightbar with H-shaped patterns
The headlights are actually located lower in the bumper
The first stage of the tailgate's multi-step function gives you a workbench
It also functions as a cargo barrier for longer items
Even a speaker system is built into the tailgate
Fold it all the way down and you finally have your step up into the bed
Here's Sergi climbing up into it with the help of the grab-handle
Sergi then hopped behind the wheel to give a tour of the interior
This button activates the crabwalk function – Sergi's favorite feature
A facial recognition sensor makes sure you have your eyes on the road
The drive mode screen depicts the Hummer EV towing the Saturn V rocket!
The hidden compartment in the seats
The American flag is even incorporated into the C-pillar for a very American touch
The GMC Hummer EV has to be the coolest electric pickup we've seen yet
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The electric Hummer pulling out its crabwalk party trick
The feature is designed for avoiding tricky off-road obstacles
The DRLs form a full-width lightbar with H-shaped patterns
The headlights are actually located lower in the bumper
The first stage of the tailgate's multi-step function gives you a workbench
It also functions as a cargo barrier for longer items
Even a speaker system is built into the tailgate
Fold it all the way down and you finally have your step up into the bed
Here's Sergi climbing up into it with the help of the grab-handle
Sergi then hopped behind the wheel to give a tour of the interior
This button activates the crabwalk function – Sergi's favorite feature
A facial recognition sensor makes sure you have your eyes on the road
The drive mode screen depicts the Hummer EV towing the Saturn V rocket!
The hidden compartment in the seats
The American flag is even incorporated into the C-pillar for a very American touch
The GMC Hummer EV has to be the coolest electric pickup we've seen yet
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Pinning the throttle from a standstill, Sergi adds: “It’s faster than a Lamborghini Huracan. I would never in my life have imagined that we’d have an electric Hummer that’s faster than a Lamborghini.”

Some older models of the Huracan go from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 3.4 seconds.

Despite the insane acceleration, it’s still a work truck at the same time.

With the bed’s multi-step function built into the tailgate, it’s easy to climb into and load.

The GMC Hummer EV also features a massive “frunk” for its removable roof panels, meaning yes, it’s a convertible!

There are even hidden compartments inside the seats.

The sold-out GMC Hummer EV Pickup Edition 1 is worth $110,000, but the entry-level EV2 model you can still order starts at $79,990.

2023 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 specifications

  • 3 electric motors, four-wheel drive
  • Power: 1000HP (746kW)
  • Torque: 15,640Nm (11,500lb-ft)
  • 0-97km/h (0-60mph): 3.0 seconds
  • Towing capacity: 3402kg (7500lbs)
  • Payload: 590kg (1300lbs)
  • Range: 529km (329mi)

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