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Hummer EV: A gargantuan take on electric trucks and SUVs

GMC's all-electric reboot of the gas-guzzling Hummer line continues with its most advanced EV yet.

For years, eco-friendly Hummer fans have been conflicted. How can one rectify the urge to protect Mother Nature with the overwhelming, primal need to climb into a military-grade gas guzzler? Waffle no more, because the 2024 Hummer EV is finally available — if you already reserved one. This beefy, tactically-styled electric mega ute boasts enough bells and whistles to justify the luxury price tag — like Hummer’s proprietary “crab walk” tech.

The Great Recession of 2008 was a death knell for GMC’s original run of Hummer vehicles, as the badge was retired in 2010. Gone are the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger pulling up to movie premieres in decommissioned military Humvees. As trucks and SUVs got bigger and bigger over the next decade, GMC saw a chance to bring the brand back as an all-electric, edgy competitor to the increasingly ubiquitous Land Rover. Joe Biden even got to test-drive one.

Will GMC’s big bet on electrifying an old war machine whose name became synonymous with excess and air pollution pay off? Let’s see what makes the 2024 Hummer EV stand out in an increasingly crowded field.

2024 Hummer EV SUV price and trim levels

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(Editor’s Note, December 2023: This is a revised and revamped version of our Hummer EV SUV info hub published earlier this summer. Now it’s been polished with fresh information and info to also encompass the SUT pickup variant.)

We see a grey-green 2024 Hummer EV SUV sitting in front of a fancy house somewhere.
Image credit: GMC

The 2024 Hummer SUV and its SUT pickup counterpart offer a choice of four trim options: 2, 2X, 3X, and Edition 1. Meanwhile, the pickup truck edition comes in three trims, including the 2X and 3X, alongside the Edition 1 as well. Both versions of the highest Edition 1 have already sold out. Since the announcement, waiting lists for all these standard trim options have been inundated, so it’s quite likely that locating one at your nearby GM dealership might be a challenging task. Historically, Hummer owners have been recognized for their patience.

Trim levels across both variants are as follows:

2024 Hummer EV SUV 2

  • Starting Price: MSRP: $80,395 DFC: $1,995
  • EV2 standard features:
    • Super Cruise – GM’s proprietary self-driving system
    • Adrenaline Mode – sends more power to the wheels, granting faster acceleration
    • Infinity Roof – removable panels and i-bar allowing an open-air driving experience
    • Surround Vision – a 14-camera system for safety and visibility

2024 Hummer EV SUV 2X

  • Starting price: MSRP: $98,845
  • EV2X standard features:
    • Longer Range – 800-volt DC fast-charging capability up to 300 kW for about 50 miles more range
    • 4-Wheel Steer – for a tight turning radius and maneuverability on rough terrains
    • CrabWalk Mode – vehicle can move sideways, like a crab (for tight terrains or parallel parking)
    • Extract Mode – an air suspension system that allows the vehicle to be raised or lowered as needed

2024 Hummer EV SUV 3X

  • Starting price: MSRP: $106,945
  • EV3X standard features:
    • Ultium e4WD – a third motor, for more power.
    • Torque vectoring – intelligent 4WD to prevent slipping
    • Watts To Freedom mode – an immersive experience including sounds and haptic feedback
    • Available Power Station generator – charges almost anything, including other EVs

2024 Hummer EV SUV Edition 1

  • Starting price: MSRP: $108,700
  • Edition 1 standard features:
    • One-Pedal Driving – deceleration begins when you take your foot off the pedal, charging the batteries
    • Terrain Mode – modified One-Pedal Driving for off-road terrains
    • Sky Panels – translucent Infinity Roof panels

2024 Hummer EV Pickup 2X

  • Starting MSRP: $98,845
  • 2X standard features:
    • 2 Motors – Four-wheel Drive type
    • 1st row removable manual t-bar composite Sunroof
    • Front and rear A/C controls 
    • Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist Parking assist

2024 Hummer EV Pickup 3X

  • Starting MSRP:  $106,945
  • 3X standard features:
    • 3 Motors – Four-wheel Drive type
    • 1st row removable manual t-bar composite Sunroof
    • Front and rear A/C controls 
    • Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist Parking assist

2024 Hummer EV exterior color options:

  • Afterburner Tintcoat (orange)
  • Deep Aurora Metallic (dark bronze)
  • Interstellar White (white)
  • Meteorite Metallic (gray)
  • Supernova Metallic (dark blue)
  • Tide Metallic (ice blue)
  • Void Black (black)

2024 Hummer EV interior color options:

  • Lunar Horizon (jet black/light gray)
  • Lunar Shadow (jet black/taupe)

Interior and tech

The interior of a 2024 Hummer EV SUV is seen from a top-down angle.
Image credit: GMC

The Hummer EV SUV borrows much of its interior from the EV SUT’s design. As you’d expect, it’s cavernous and should offer plentiful legroom to your professional athlete friends. As with the EV SUT, the 2024 Hummer EV SUV features an Infinity Roof that is fully removable, including the i-bar — in case you live in a part of America that is not rotten with forest fire smoke during peak road trip season. You can even stash the roof panels in the spacious (11 cu ft.) “eTrunk.”

The eTrunk (front trunk) of a Hummer EV SUV.
Image credit: GMC

While the console features multiple large screens for infotainment and the driver’s side dashboard, GMC has included a number of customizable physical buttons to control various aspects of the car — including a T-shaped shifter and rotary drive mode selector. This means 2024 Hummer EV SUV owners will have more controls at their fingertips, instead of hidden beneath an elaborate vehicle operating system.

We see the inside of a 2024 Hummer EV SUV highlighting the infotainment center and large windsheild.
Image credit: GMC

In terms of technological advancements, GMC proudly introduces the Super Cruise feature for the 2024 Hummer EV. This hands-free driving capability extends to over 200,000 miles of roads in the U.S., even encompassing lane changes. Enhancing safety and situational awareness, the vehicle is equipped with HD Surround Vision, utilizing 14 cameras to provide a comprehensive view of your surroundings. The GMC press release further teases the availability of approximately 200 additional accessories, offering ample opportunities for personalization to suit individual preferences for the 2024 Hummer EV.

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

2024 Hummer EV Pickup dimensions

Interior space

  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Front headroom: 42.48″
  • Front leg room: 45.57″
  • Front shoulder room: 63.87″
  • Front hip room: 60.5″
  • Second-row headroom: 38.4″
  • Second-row leg room: 39.0″
  • Second-row shoulder room: 63.98″
  • Second-row hip room: 60.2″

Exterior dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 135.62
  • Length: 216.80″
  • Width, without mirrors: 86.87″
  • Height: 79.10″

Cargo area dimensions

  • Cargo box length: 60.10”
  • Cargo box width: 61.02”

2024 Hummer EV SUV 

Interior space

  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Front headroom: 42.48″
  • Front leg room: 45.57″
  • Front shoulder room: 63.87″
  • Front hip room: 60.5″
  • Second-row headroom: 38.4″
  • Second-row leg room: 39.0″
  • Second-row shoulder room: 63.98″
  • Second-row hip room: 60.2″

Exterior dimensions

  • Wheelbase: 126.69″
  • Length: 206.7″
  • Width, without mirrors: 86.46″
  • Height: 77.8″

Cargo area dimensions

  • Cargo space/area behind front row (with rear seat down): 81.8 cu ft.
  • Cargo space/area behind second row: 35.9 cu ft.

Tech features

  • 13.4″ infotainment screen
  • 12.3″ driver information center display
  • Integration with the myGMC app
  • In-vehicle energy app
  • Digital key
  • HD Surround Vision (14 cameras)
  • Off-road widgets

2024 Hummer EV electric range and charging times

We see the left rear tail light and charging port of a 2024 Hummer EV Suv
Image credit: GMC

The Hummer EV SUV sets itself apart from the competition with its optional Power Station generator. Unlike Ford’s F-150, which generates power from its internal combustion engine, the Hummer’s Power Station is all electric and promises up to 25 amps (3.0 kW) for 120-volt power or 6.0 kW at 240 volts (for charging other EVs). This power-sharing feature might not get your pal’s car all the way up to 100%, but in most cases, it should be more than enough to jumpstart a stranded electric vehicle.

2024 Hummer EV SUV battery info

  • Battery pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion 24-cell 246 kWh (212 kWh usable)
  • Onboard charger: 19.2 kW
  • Peak DC fast-charge rate: 300 kW
  • Estimated range: up to 314 miles (EV3X trim)
  • DC fast charge time (10-90%): 128 minutes

2024 Hummer EV Pickup battery info

  • Battery pack: liquid-cooled lithium-ion 24-cell 246 kWh (212 kWh usable)
  • Onboard charger: 19.2 kW
  • Peak DC fast-charge rate: 300 kW
  • Estimated range: 311 miles (EV2X trim), 381 miles (EV3x trim) 
  • DC fast charge time (10-90%): 128 minutes

Engine and performance

We see a 2024 Hummer EV SUV playing in the mud
Image credit: GMC

The Hummer EV SUV was built around GMC’s top-of-the-line Ultium platform, a “flexible battery architecture” that according to the automaker is going to “change [your] life.” This new approach to manufacturing and aligning batteries allows GMC to create EVs that apparently have “a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower center of gravity, which together result in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving.”

2024 Hummer EV SUV powertrain info

  • Transmissions: direct-drive
  • Front motor: permanent-magnet synchronous AC
  • Rear motors: 2 permanent-magnet synchronous AC
  • Combined power: 830 hp
  • Combined torque: 1200 lb-ft
  • 0-60 speed: 3.5 seconds (manufacturer claim)

Design changes

We see a 2024 Hummer EV SUV head-on, highlighting the grill, and new tactical features on the vehicle.
Image credit: GMC

While the 2024 Hummer EV SUV shares design elements with its SUT counterpart, GMC has dedicated attention to distinctive features. Unique electrified details adorn badges and the interior, enhancing the futuristic design. The showcases a power swing-out tailgate with a full-sized spare, revealing a cavernous cabin that offers an expansive 81.8 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded down.

For those who crave even more space, the rear door swings fully open, providing an unobstructed 48-inch opening—ideal for activities like tailgating, camping, or hastily packing up belongings when faced with the threat of repossession for your $100k SUV. GMC has spared no effort in ensuring that the Hummer EV stands out not only for its performance but also for its attention to SUV-specific details that cater to diverse lifestyle needs.

The SUT distinguishes itself with a truck bed instead of an enclosed rear cabin. This configuration contributes to the Hummer EV truck being 20 inches longer than its SUV counterpart, measuring 216.8 inches compared to the SUV’s 196.8 inches, and featuring a wheelbase that extends almost 9 inches longer (135.6 inches versus 126.7 inches). Unsurprisingly, the truck also exhibits a lengthier rear overhang (46.5 inches compared to 35.5 inches). These variations significantly impact off-road performance metrics, influencing the departure angle (SUV: 49.0 degrees versus SUT: 38.4 degrees) and breakover angle (SUV: 34.4 degrees versus SUT: 32.2 degrees).

2024 Hummer EV review round-up

2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV drives down a coastal road with palm trees.
Image credit: GMC

Reservations for the 2024 Hummer EV SUV are currently full, so it could be a while until the team here at Acceleramota gets our hands on one, so here’s a quick round-up of some thoughts from around the world of automobile journalism.

The Hummer EV SUV defies a lot of expectations. It accelerates like a sports car, handles like it’s thousands of pounds lighter, and charms with the improbability of it all. There’s not much on-pavement grip, but it’s capable off-road, and you’ll never have to worry about sucking water into the intake. There’s a lot of weight here, but there’s also a lot of everything. Born of attitude and consequently full of attitude, the Hummer EV SUV left us thoroughly entertained.

Tony Quiroga – Car & Driver

The Hummer SUV is a riot on the road, but when pavement gives way to dirt, the real fun begins. With specs that rival Jeep’s Wrangler Rubicon, the Hummer SUV boasts an approach angle of 49.6 degrees, a breakover angle of 34.4 degrees, and a departure angle of 45.6 degrees. (Removing the spare tire bumps departure angle up to 49.0 degrees.) It also has up to 16 inches of ground clearance and 13 inches of wheel travel, can climb an 18-inch vertical wall, and can ford up to 32 inches of water.

Jason Gonderman – Motor Trend

It shouldn’t make any sense. But drive it for a couple of days and you realise being sensible is for other vehicles. The Hummer is about fun.

Top Gear

FAQs

When will the 2024 Hummer EV SUV be available?

The 2024 Hummer EV SUV has been rolling off the production line for a few months now, but it could be a while before you see one at a GMC lot. You can sign up to “stay in the know” on GMC’s site but your best bet might be surreptitiously becoming best friends with someone who works at a dealership if you’d like to get your hands on one.

How many miles can the 2024 Hummer EV SUV drive on a single charge?

GMC’s documentation says the 2024 Hummer EV SUV can travel about 314 miles on a single charge at the EV3X trim level. According to Car and Driver’s testing, the 2024 Hummer EV SUV had a range of 250 miles at 75 mph.

Who makes the 2024 Hummer EV SUV?

The 2024 Hummer EV SUV is manufactured by GMC, a subsidiary of General Motors. General Motors has owned the Humvee (later Hummer) branding since 1998. The Hummer line was initially discontinued in 2010 after the anti-gas-guzzler backlash related to the Great Recession. In 2020, GMC announced that the nameplate would be returning, rebranding Hummer as a line of electric supertrucks.

Author

Roger Feeley-Lussier
Roger Feeley-Lussier is a recovering Social Media Expert who lives in Central Massachusetts.