The GMC Hummer EV was unveiled earlier this week and while its sheer size and electric propulsion is impressive enough, what’s more impressive are some of the features that it will be available with. Some of these features are a first for any electric vehicle on the market and they are sure to give the big truck coming from Tesla a run for its money.
Of course, it’s easy to readily draw comparisons to Tesla’s Cybertruck, but upon closer inspection, we’ve found some ways in which the Hummer EV will likely trump the origami-looking pick-up. Here are five of the most notable features.
While Tesla doesn’t advertise the Cybertruck’s horsepower ratings on its website, Top Speed estimated that it will most likely make 690 hp and 824 lb-ft of torque with the dual-motor setup. On the other hand, from we know about the Hummer EV, GM says that it will make 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. OK, so that torque still sounds insane and can speculate all we want, but until it’s proven otherwise, we’ll just go with what GMC announced.
The GMC Hummer EV will have four-wheel steering to help the giant electric truck maneuver around tight spaces and confines of almost any trail. According to Road and Track, the Hummer EV will be able to turn its rear wheels up to 10 degrees. Try doing that in a Cybertruck.
In addition to the Hummer EV’s four-wheel steering feature, it’s able to walk like a crab. More specifically, it has a nifty Crabwalk feature in which the Hummer EV can drive diagonally at low speeds. Simply turn the wheels and drive yourself out of that impossible space.
GM’s Super Cruise
While Tesla’s Cybertruck will have the option of “full self-driving” capability, the Hummer EV will have the option of GM’s Super Cruise technology that will function on over 200,000 roads. Super Cruise is a host of driver-assist features that work together for a hands-free driving experience on pre-determined roads.
While it might sound limiting, considering it only works on some roads, it’s possible that it could be safer than Tesla’s technology as the areas are fully mapped out to make use of the car’s lidars and radars, so there could be less of a chance of failure.
The Hummer EV will use an Ultium battery pack that will afford the truck a 350-mile range. That’s on par with the Cybertruck’s dual-motor setup but is not as good as the tri-motor setup. However, the real story is the charge time of each truck, in which the Tesla will take a reported 44 minutes to charge from 10 to 80 percent with a fast charger.
However, the Hummer EV will allegedly be able to get up to 100 miles in just 10 minutes of charging. That super-fast charging speed is due to its compatibility with 800-volt DC fast chargers as compared to the 480 volts that Tesla’s superchargers put out.