GMC has so far only launched one variant of the Hummer EV, delivering the first pickup truck version in late December last year. The truck weighs in at more than 9,000lbs, and has an equally heft sticker price above $100,000.
That won’t change much with the launch the next variant, the even bulkier Hummer EV SUV early next year.
However after that is released, GMC is reportedly considering taking things down a notch by adding a third, smaller midsized variant to the Hummer EV lineup.
According to a report by Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources close to the project, the smaller Hummer EV is still in the design concept phase but is being considered a priority project for those involved.
GMC declined to comment on the report, but the sources explained that a smaller Hummer EV could prove to be even more popular than the truck and SUV versions, which has already amassed over 90,000 reservations, forcing GMC to stop taking orders while it works through the backlog.
Given the slow pace of Hummer EV production thus far, and the existing order backlog, the smaller Hummer EV likely won’t roll off production lines until sometime in 2024 at the earliest. If and when it does it would be a direct competitor to the Rivian R1T, the sources explained, which starts at $73,000.
But given that it is still a few years out, there will be much more competition in the electric pickup space that just Rivian and Ford, like the Cybertruck and Silverado, to name just two.