2022 HUMMER EV Pickup to Feature Removable Roof
Updated: Aug 6
The venerable Humvee was first produced all the way back in 1983. Originally designed as a light vehicle for a United States Military, it took almost a decade before this beast of an SUV made its way into the garages of normal people, taking on the name people use today; Hummer. These vehicles were extremely popular between 1992 and 2010 but began to lose their steam thanks to an adapting market and social pressure forcing people to think about climate change.
The all-new 2022 Hummer EV promises to solve many of the problems people had with civilian Hummers throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but what has General Motors done to improve their design over the last decade
The All-New 2022 Hummer EV
Rumors about a new Hummer vehicle started floating around in 2019, but it wasn’t until this year that General Motors said anything official about the machine they’re building. While the Hummer EV hasn’t been fully revealed yet, there is already a lot of information floating around the web about this vehicle including some small nuggets from GM themselves. One thing we know for sure is that it’s going to be electric, with GM already starting to manufacture specialized Ultium cells in Ohio, but this is just the start of the long list of exciting news stories that have come out of this project so far.
GMC (General Motors Truck Company) has already put up a website for the 2022 Hummer EV. This site says that the new Hummer is going to feature up to 1,000 horsepower (more than 4x as much as the original Hummer H3), it will be able to hit 60 MPH in as little as 3 seconds, and will pack 11,500 LB-FT of torque. It’s needless to say, but this SUV is going to pack a punch that few sports cars can match.
Alongside the performance specs of the 2022 Hummer EV, many of its additional features have also been announced. Much like modern Jeeps, this Hummer is going to feature a removal roof, and you can see a short video of this in action in GM’s latest press release. GMC has had to postpone a proper reveal of the Hummer EV, but you can watch a short video of a pre-production model of this SUV in the press release detailing this delay.
Back To GM
Up until the late ‘90s, Hummer operated as an independent brand but saw much of its later success under the direction of General Motors. The decision to scrap this brand in 2010 wasn’t an easy one, and it seems that many of the company’s executives were happy to see the rise in SUV popularity being seen across the US. They could have made a new brand for their electric vehicles, but it makes sense to use a name that so many people recognize.
We’re sure that there will be plenty of updates and exciting news surrounding the Hummer EV before it’s release in 2022. Being 100% electric, this machine pumps out zero-emissions, solving the biggest problem that came with Hummers in the past.