GM to officially unveil Hummer EV on October 20, previews new ‘Crab Mode’

Since first announcing the re-birth of the Hummer as an electric vehicle during Super Bowl LIV, General Motors (GM) has been releasing small bits of information about the rugged truck.

Unfortunately the unveiling originally scheduled for May 20 has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But we now have a new date for the reveal, as well as a sneak peak at a new feature that will come with the electric truck.

GM announced yesterday the unveiling event will take place on October 20, 2020. The company will also begin taking reservations for the Hummer EV on the same day.

In July GM said the Hummer EV would come with a variety of new driving modes including Adrenaline Mode and Crab Mode, without providing further details. Along with the new date just announced, GM also released a new video showing off one of the new driving modes – Crab Mode.

Once activated, the truck will be able to move all four wheels and drive diagonally just like, you guessed it, a crab. GM describes the driving mode as “tailor-made for off-roading customers.

Crab Mode was teased last week when GM tweeted a picture of a Hummer EV logo with a crab, which at the time was thought to possibly be the new logo for the truck.

The electric Hummer is not slated to begin production until late 2021. When it does arrive, it will have an estimated 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60mph time of 3 seconds, making it a serious Cybertruck contender.

Here is the full video showing off Crab Mode, where we also get to see a glimpse of the truck from overhead, as well as the user interface.

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