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Have you ever faced an obstacle on the trails and wished you had just one more inch of ground clearance to go over whatever was in the way? If so, you’ll certainly appreciate the new Extract Mode offered for the GMC Hummer EV. This amazing electric truck is ready to clear every obstacle in your path on the way to the sights you want to see in the wilderness.

What is Extract Mode on the GMC Hummer EV?

Extract Mode can help this 2022 GMC Hummer EV clear obstacles in the path of this truck
2022 GMC Hummer EV | GMC

There are now three modes for the height of the Hummer EV to give this truck the desired clearance over obstacles. Normal Mode has this truck set at 10.1 inches above the ground, which is pretty good during your regular trail riding experiences. Move the selector to Raised Mode, and you’ve got 11.9 inches of clearance for those larger obstacles in your path. The new Extract Mode takes things even higher with 15.9 inches of ground clearance above the obstacles. If you can’t clear items in your way with this mode, you weren’t meant to.

How can current owners employ the Extract Mode setting?

Electrek tells us that every GMC Hummer EV equipped with the adaptive air suspension already has the Extract Mode capabilities. GM Authority reports that owners who want this feature activated need to bring their Edition 1 pickup trucks to a local GM dealership to install the operating software and ride height sensors. Appointments for this can be made using the GMC Concierge Services.

Are 15.9 inches of ground clearance truly impressive?

A GMC Hummer EV that can possibly be the Hummer EV in Europe if approved.
GMC Hummer EV | Getty Images

Understanding this question requires we review the ground clearance offered by some of the most highly-respected off-road vehicles in the market. Thankfully, Gear Junkie provides such a list, which is:

  • Subaru Outback Wilderness – 9.5 inches
  • Jeep Wrangler – 10.8 inches
  • Ram 1500 TRX – 11.8 inches
  • Ford Bronco Raptor – 13.1 inches
  • Ford F-150 Raptor – 13.1 inches
  • Rivian R1T – 14.5 inches

Reviewing this list, it seems the GMC team wanted to offer more clearance than the Rivian R1T, which was the top dog before this new Extract Mode came to the market.

How much horsepower does the GMC Hummer EV have?

This electric GMC truck is one of the most powerful in the market. It offers 1,000 horsepower from the three electric motors in the Edition 1 model. This version also offers a controversial torque number reported to be near 12,000 lb-ft.

Along with the impressive level of horsepower and the new Extract Mode, the GMC Hummer EV has some unique features that make it extremely desirable. Kelley Blue Book tells us this SUV has:

  • Crab Walk Mode – This feature uses the 4-wheel steering system to move the rear wheels up to 10 degrees. This helps the truck drive at an angle around obstacles.
  • Watts to Freedom – Here, we see a launch control system to allow drivers to rocket past challengers in a way never thought possible in a big, heavy truck.
  • Infinity Roof – We see a lightweight, transparent, and removable roof system. This system doesn’t require tools to offer the open-air space when you take this GMC truck out on the trails.

When will Extract Mode be available for the GMC electric truck?


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The Extract Mode for the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 model is already available. GMC made it so as of July 1.

With this new feature added to the package of items in the Hummer EV, this GMC truck can do just about anything. This electric truck can go over and around any obstacles in its path, sprint faster than most sports cars, and offers the open feeling desired during a warm sunny day. All of this without needing gasoline or diesel to power the ride.

Check out the next article to learn more about the practical nature of the GMC Hummer EV.