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A new GMC Hummer EV trim scheduled to arrive for the 2025 model year appears to be axed. This new trim was to serve as the new base model with a smaller battery and shorter equipment list than the 2X. The GMC Hummer EV 2 is a new model that would have brought a much more affordable entry point for those ready to drive this electric vehicle.

What does this mean for Hummer EV customers?

If the new EV 2 were part of the mix, the starting price for a Hummer EV would be $79,995. This might not sound affordable price for many, but the 2X model starts at $98,845. This is nearly $20,000 more than the target price of the new EV 2.

The buzz and allure of the higher trims of the Hummer EV put announcements of the lower-priced base model on the back burner for a few years. The GMC Hummer EV 2 was first announced in 2021 but never made it into production. It was supposed to go on sale this spring to be the cheapest version of this high-priced EV, but GM’s plans have changed.

2024 GMC Hummer EV Pickup posed on an off-road trail.
2024 GMC Hummer EV Pickup | GMC

Was this new base trim an answer to slow EV sales?

Although most EVs experience slower sales than in 2023, the GMC Hummer EV models continue to show strong results. Considering the $100,000-plus price of the SUV and truck versions of this EV, GMC didn’t anticipate high-volume sales figures. Still, sales during Q4 2023 were 2,028 and continued to be strong during the first quarter of 2024. Those final quarter sales figures break down to 825 Hummer EV Pickup trucks and 1,203 versions of the Hummer EV SUV.

What could have been with the GMC Hummer EV 2?

GMC originally planned to ofer the new Hummer EV 2 and 2X for the 2024 model year. Both use similar equipment and provide 625 horsepower with a 250-mile driving range. The Hummer EV 2 would have had a 400-volt fast-charging capability. This makes it easy to bring the batteries to 80% quickly.

Those waiting for the new, lower-priced Hummer EV 2 to hit the market, are feeling serious disappointment. This new base model isn’t heading to the market, leaving the 2X as the base model. Unfortunately, the 2X carries a starting price that’s 25% higher than the EV 2 would have had, bummer.

Source: GM Authority, InsideEVs