GMC Hummer EV spotted on public roads as testing nears

GMC Hummer EV spotted
Image via Road Show /CNET

General Motors finally took the wraps off their highly anticipated Hummer EV in October after revealing bits and pieces of it since the iconic truck was announced during Super Bowl LIV.

Available in three different variants, the most expensive Hummer EV Edition 1 is scheduled to arrive in the fall of 2021. It looks like the US automaker is preparing to start some road-testing as a pre-production unit was recently spotted on public roads.

The white Hummer EV was seen last week leaving the company’s Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. In photos published by Road Show, the prototype white Hummer EV looks just like the one seen on the day of its unveiling.

According to the anonymous photographer, it was driving at “normal roadway speeds” while under its own power.

On the front of the Hummer was a “WTFMODE” license plate, and it doesn’t mean what you think it means. The Hummer EV will come with a special launch mode called “Watts to Freedom”, which warms up the batteries while at the same time lowering its four-corner air suspension by two inches getting you ready to reach 60mph in 3.5 seconds.

It doesn’t stop there though, as the 14-speaker Bose sound system will play “appropriate sounds” to get you in the mood and the haptic-feedback driver’s seat will also vibrate, according to Road & Track.

As mentioned, the already sold-out Hummer EV Edition 1 will launch first in the fall of 2021, priced at $112,595 USD ($147,750 CAD). Next to arrive in the fall of 2022 will be the Hummer EV3X priced at $99,995 USD ($131,200 CAD), followed by the Hummer EV2X in the spring of 2023 at $89,995 USD ($118,090 CAD).

The last variant to arrive will be the base model Hummer EV² in the spring of 2024, priced at $79,995 USD ($104,970 CAD).

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