GMC Hummer EV is as inefficient as its gas-powered sibling

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The original Hummer was known for its terrible gas mileage about as much as it was for its unusual design.

While the new Hummer EV will at least be electric, a recently uncovered filing with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows it will be just as inefficient as its gas-powered sibling.

The filing confirms the Hummer EV Edition 1, the top-of-the-line variant, comes equipped with a massive 212.7kWh Ultium battery.

On a conventional EV that should be good enough for well over 1,000km (621 miles). After all, the industry-leading Lucid Air gets 520 miles (837km) from its 118kWh battery.

But the Hummer EV is not conventional. The filing also confirms figures we reported on last year, namely that it tips the scales at 9,063lbs (4,110kg), more than twice as heavy as the Tesla Model Y.

That hefty weight means the Hummer EV can only travel 329 miles (529km) on a full charge.

In terms of efficiency, that’s 47MPGe combined (51MPGe city, 43MPGe highway). Going back to the Lucid Air, it has an efficiency rating of 116MPGe combined.

The figures are so bad, a GMC spokesperson told Car & Driver they won’t be including them on the Hummer EVs window stickers.

They can get away with that because vehicles that weight more than 8,500lbs are not required to include them.

The Hummer EV Edition 1 is priced at $110,295 USD. GMC has only delivered one so far, which was sold at auction for $2.5 million last year.

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