Up close with the world’s first electric Hummer

It's like its predecessors, but totally different at the same time.
  • The Hummer EV is the fourth iteration of the Hummer truck
  • Its range-topping version offers 1,000+ horsepower
  • It also ‘pioneered’ the Crab Walk feature

Published on Jan 24, 2024 at 6:36PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jan 24, 2024 at 6:36PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

The Hummer is bit of an institution.

It all started with the H1, which essentially just a street legal, ‘civilian’ version of the HUMVEE military truck.

Fun fact: the name Humvee is just everyone’s best attempt at pronouncing the acronym HMMWV, which stands for High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

The H1 was followed by the rapper-friendly H2, then the smaller brother, the H3, and now the electric one that even LeBron James loves.

Supercar Blondie’s Alex Hirschi also had a go – and she loved it.

Unlike the old models which were usually fairly simple, the new electric Hummer, called GMC Hummer EV, is a tech fest.

In addition to the sophisticated electric powertrain capable of producing up to 1,000 horsepower, it is famous for its Crab Walk feature.

It literally means what it says: the truck can ‘walk’ sideways, like a crab.

And if the SUV style isn’t your cup of tea, no worries, because it’s also available as a pick-up truck.

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