The newest teaser for the GMC Hummer EV electrical pickup truck would not present the truck itself, however hints at what could possibly be a standout characteristic. On Thursday, GMC tweeted a Hummer EV badge with a crab graphic, seemingly a reference to the “Crab Mode” beforehand talked about by the automaker. On Monday the autoamaker revealed what Crab Mode does, the way it works and that the Hummer EV will likely be revealed on October 20.
One may name Crab Mode GMC’s reply to Rivian’s “tank flip” mode. Rivian’s system permits a car to spin round inside its personal size, however in actuality the tech takes makes use of the Hummer EV’s four-wheel steering to side-step like a crab permitting the large electrical car to maneuver diagonally.
This tech ought to make maneuvering a car in tight areas in simpler, and provides house owners one thing to indicate off to their pals.
General Motors introduced the Hummer EV in January, confirming that the truck will likely be bought underneath the GMC model, somewhat than a standalone model like earlier Hummers. At the time, GMC quoted output of 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque (measured on the wheels) for the range-topping mannequin, plus 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds.
2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT profile
A teaser video launched in July additionally confirmed what gave the impression to be a twin T-top detachable roof, which GMC calls an Infinity Roof.
The Hummer EV is makes use of GM’s new BEV3 structure and Ultium battery system. Both the structure and batteries are modular to assist all kinds of autos.
GMC initially deliberate to unveil the Hummer EV May 20, however that was pushed again to the autumn by the coronavirus pandemic. Production is scheduled to start out in fall 2021 at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing facility, which is being transformed right into a devoted EV facility.
That means the Hummer EV will doubtless go on sale as a 2022 mannequin. An SUV model can be deliberate, and can doubtless debut someday after the pickup.