GMC teases all-electric Hummer

Published: 30 January 2020

► Electric Hummer is incoming
► GMC claims 1,000bhp and AWD
► Will be revealed on 20 May

The Hummer name returns for 2020. GMC, one of General Motors’ SUV brands in North America has resurrected the Hummer brand and will use it for an all-new electric SUV.

A short video released on Thursday 30 January 2020 shows the front of the new model towards the end. The vid will also play as an ad during the 2020 Super Bowl.

GMC has already confirmed a few specs, saying this all-electric Hummer will have 1,000bhp and a bewildering 11,500lb ft of torque, capable of a 0-60mph sprint in just three seconds. Whether those figures will come to fruition or not is a different story.

The brand also confirmed a full reveal date of the new SUV – on 20th May 2020.

What’s a Hummer?

In case you don’t know, the term Hummer evolved from the Humvee military transport, with the company that built them wanted to make civilian versions.

During the 90s and early 2000s, Hummer sold the H1 - effectively a lightly modified Humvee - plus a blingy H2 and smaller H3, until the brand effectively died towards the end of the 2000s.

Little else is known so far about the new electric Hummer, so stay tuned for more details.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches