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It could be General Motors’ Hummer It may have turned the electric page, but there appears to be some remnants of an old Hummer that it just couldn’t leave behind, at least according to a report published Tuesday by Car and Driver.
The weight of the GMC Hummer EV is too high
By that, we mean the New GMC Hummer EV reports 9,063 lbs. and 47 MPGe efficiency ‘not good’. Now, while it should be obvious that electric vehicles are generally heavier than their internal combustion counterparts, the brake weight that GM has reported to the EPA seems more than a little scandalous. For comparison, the 2022 GMC Sierra 3500 HD AT4 Crew Cab 6.6-liter Diesel V8 engine cuts the scales at 7,059 pounds.
How does the Hummer EV compare to its competitors?
To get some perspective, Ford estimates a range of roughly 300 miles for it F-150 Lightning (which Ford claims The empty vehicle weighs approximately 6,500 lbs) with a long-range 131kWh battery pack, while the Rivian R1T with the optional Max Pack battery claims about 400 miles (although this is pending EPA review). Plus, the Rivian has, for what it’s deserved, a 70 MPGe rating from the Environmental Protection Agency, making the Hummer 47 MPGe look even worse.
Weak point for Hummer EV
GM is claiming a maximum range of 329 miles for its flagship version 1. Given all that weight and all the space for batteries and GM’s famous Ultium battery technology, this is a very disappointing number. Oh, and that number’s range of 329 miles? This is using 212.7 kWh of electricity. Obviously, weight and aerodynamics, along with having a power of more than 1,000 horses, take a heavy toll here.
However, range isn’t everything, and while the Hummer seems generally inefficient, it’s still very powerful and capable off-road driving. In addition, it looks great, and this is important for something.
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