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ZERO EMISSIONS


Zero emissions, exceptional performance and powerful capabilities — that will be the experience of owning an electric vehicle from GMC.

With the HUMMER EV (Edition 1 initial availability fall 2021), GMC is building on a century of innovation and engineering excellence to introduce the world’s first all-electric supertruck.

In addition, it will mark a significant step forward in General Motors’ vision of a world with zero emissions, powered by electric vehicles. The HUMMER EV will be the first vehicle from GMC to use GM’s all-new Ultium battery architecture, which will provide the framework to help integrate advanced technologies for optimal efficiency, as well as excellent performance and powerful capability.

To help explain the benefits of all-electric vehicles, here are some facts about owning and charging EVs.

Preproduction model shown with 2023 Model Year accessory wheels. Actual production model may vary. Initial availability Fall 2021.

WHY GO ELECTRIC?

Dominant performance and zero tailpipe emissions are some of the great benefits that come with EV ownership.

And to assist consumers with making the switch toward EVs, state or local authorities may currently offer tax credits to help offset a purchase or lease. The cost of buying an EV charger could even be reduced by present-day rebates, tax exemptions and credits that may be available. And currently, utility providers may offer low or reduced pricing based on the time of use when charging an EV.

Another benefit, according to the department, is how EV electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation, and stronger acceleration while requiring less maintenance than gasoline engines.

Then there’s the current financial benefit to owning an EV as a result of the reduced maintenance costs and available rebates or grants to help offset the cost of a purchase or lease. This may include current tax credits offered by state or local authorities. The cost of purchasing an EV charger could even be reduced by present-day rebates, tax exemptions and credits that may be available. And currently, utility providers may offer low or reduced pricing based on the time of use when charging an EV. For example, a utility provider may give a meaningful discount on electricity cost for consumption during the hours of 12–4 a.m.

CHARGING AT HOME

There is some essential information EV owners should know about charging their vehicle.

To start, it’s important to understand the driving range for EVs is still measured in miles, but the battery charge is represented by kilowatt-hour, or kWh. This unit of measurement equates to energy storage. If you were to relate this to a vehicle powered by fossil fuels, think of it as gallons of gasoline.

The charging connector used by GMC for the HUMMER EV is the same one used by almost all major automotive companies in the United States.

Unlike fueling up vehicles with gasoline engines, owners will have the ability to recharge their electric vehicle’s battery at home when an EV is plugged in and not in use.

EVs can be recharged using either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), receiving power that is measured in kilowatts (kW). The power that comes from the energy grid is AC because it is easy to transmit over long distances. However, the advantage of DC is that it is easy to store in batteries, which is why it is used in portable electronics and EVs. When you plug your EV in to charge at home or at work, the AC current that comes from the power grid is converted into DC by the vehicle’s converter.

The time required to charge an EV is dependent upon the type of charging that is available and the specifications of the vehicle. To learn more about the three levels of charging, visit the U.S. Department of Energy website.

However, with 800-volt public DC fast charging, the HUMMER EV Edition 1 (also available on HUMMER EV3X) will have the ability to use 350-kilowatt DC fast chargers that enable nearly 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging based on GM estimates.

Currently, GMC is working with Qmerit to help customers find AC Level 2 at-home charging station installers in their area if they would like a faster home charging option.

Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary. Initial availability Fall 2021.

CHARGING ON THE GO

Even if the vast amount of charging is performed at home, a long road trip may mean stopping off at a public charging station.

Today, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are more than 25,000 public charging stations in the United States that offer Level 1 and 2 charging, as well as DC fast charging with charging outlets used by most major automakers. The federal agency reports the total number of charging outlets at these stations to be 72,254.

GMC will have tools to assist EV customers like Energy Assist, which is integrated into the available myGMC mobile app.This feature provides you with real-time compatible charging station details along your route to let you know if there’s an available spot. Energy Assist uses key information like your vehicle’s current charge, driving conditions and real-time weather to calculate the most efficient route for you. For example, if you’re planning to drive from Denver to Vail for a ski trip in Colorado, Energy Assist can help you plan a route and tell you where and for how long you should charge along the way.

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Simulated vehicle shown. Actual production model may vary. Initial availability Fall 2021.

GMC HUMMER EV

Whether on or off the road, the HUMMER EV will be a dominating pickup truck that offers zero emissions with revolutionary performance and capabilities enabled by next-generation EV power.

Available fall 2021, HUMMER EV Edition 1 is expected to offer a best-in-class 1,000 horsepower (GM estimate, also available on HUMMER EV3X), 11,500 lb.-ft. of torque (GM estimate, also available on HUMMER EV3X) and the ability to go 0–60 mph in approximately 3 seconds (GM estimate, also available on HUMMER EV3X).

Visit the HUMMER EV page to learn more or make reservations.

Performance targets, estimates and capability specifications based on computer-aided analysis and simulation using virtual engineering tools. Estimates may vary depending on model and trim. Actual results may vary. Limitations apply. At participating dealers.

Unlike fueling up vehicles with gasoline engines, owners will have the ability to recharge their electric vehicle’s battery at home when an EV is plugged in and not in use.

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  • Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

  • Requires use of public 800-volt DC fast chargers.

  • Available on select Apple® and Android devices. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle, vehicle equipment, trim level, device and the plan you are enrolled in. Some features may require a working electrical system. User terms apply. Device data connection required. See onstar.com for details and limitations.

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  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • Requires 4WD Crew Cab Short Bed with available 6.2L V8 engine and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires Sierra 3500 HD Regular Cab Long Bed 2WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, Max Trailering Package and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 4WD Double Cab with available 6.2L V8 and Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • SLE models only.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 7,550-lb rating requires a properly equipped 4WD Canyon Denali model with available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options oraccessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The 30,990 lbs. rating requires properly equipped Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab Long Box 4WD DRW with available Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • 7,550-lb rating requires a properly equipped Canyon AT4 Crew Cab short bed model with cloth seating, available Duramax 2.8L I4 Diesel engine and Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra’s 9,200-lb rating requires a properly equipped AT4 Crew Cab Short Bed 4WD model with 5.3L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Crew Cab SRW Standard Box 4WD model with 6.6L gas V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Passenger's 9,600-lb rating requires 2500 or 3500 Regular Wheelbase model, trailering equipment package and 6.6L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 or 3500 Regular Wheelbase, trailering equipment package and 6.6L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 8,920-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.6L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer.

  • Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7000-lb rating requires available trailering package and 3.6L V-6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Sierra's 12,500-lb rating requires Sierra Double Cab or Crew Cab Short box 2wd with 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine and NHT Max Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Sierra Denali's 9,300-lb rating requires 2wd. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 10,000-lb rating requires 2500 Wheel Base with 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cargo's 10,000-lb rating requires 6.0L V8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR). When properly equipped, includes weight of vehicle, passengers, cargo and equipment.

  • Canyon’s 7700-lb rating requires 2WD Crew Cab model with available Duramax 2.8L I-4 Diesel engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Crew Cab DRW equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel and fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch. Trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming properly equipped vehicle, plus driver and one passenger. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See dealer for details.

  • Starting at price for base Sierra HD. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges.

  • Requires properly equipped 3500 Regular Cab DRW Long Box 2WD model with available 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel engine and gooseneck hitch. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See your GMC dealer for details. Click here to see all GMC destination freight charges. Bed/Roof-Mounted Bicycle Carriers shown. Requires crossbars or Thule Rack Solution. Non-GM warranty. Warranty by Thule®. See dealer for more information.

  • These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Available. Requires 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine.

  • Terrain's 3,500-lb rating requires available 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine and available trailering equipment. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires available 3.6L V6 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Yukon’s 8,500-lb rating requires short wheelbase 2wd with 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine and HD Trailering Package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Requires 2WD Denali Short Box model with 5.3L V-8 engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Cutaway’s 9,006-lb rating requires a 4500 Series 159" Wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine. These maximum payload ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it to haul people or cargo, carefully review the vehicle loading section of the Owner’s Manual and check the carrying capacity of your specific vehicle on the label on the inside of the driver’s door jamb.

  • Savana Cargo’s 10,000-lb rating requires  the available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package.  Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual.  The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

  • Savana Passenger's 9,600-lb rating requires a 2500 or 3500 Regular wheelbase model with available 6.0L V8 engine and trailering equipment package. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.