Delivery of the electric version of its GMC Hummer pick up trucks will be started by General Motors Co in December, according to the head of the brand Duncan Aldred.
Aldred said in a conference call that an electric driving range of 329 miles will be offered by the “Edition 1” of the Hummer which is the top of the line vehicle of the brand.
According to him, GM is debuting the car with that model, which has a beginning price of more than $100,000, and the following variants, with longer EV ranges and cheaper starting prices, would be introduced in 2023.
More than 80 per cent of the bookings for the Hummer pickup were for the Edition 1 model, according to Aldred, and almost half of the more than 125,000 persons who showed interest in the vehicle put down a $100 deposit to reserve it.
The Hummer EV will compete with Rivian Automotive Inc’s electric pickup truck on the market. Next year, Ford Motor Company (F.N) will debut its electrified F150 Lightning. Tesla is constructing a factory in Austin, Texas, to manufacture the Cybertruck pickup truck.
When US President Joe Biden visited GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck facility, dubbed “Factory Zero,” last week, he saw the Hummer, which took 18 months to create. GM executives have stated that the first year’s supply of the pickups has been sold out.
According to Aldred, the GMC Hummer SUV, which will be delivered in 2023, will eventually become the most popular Hummer vehicle, accounting for around 60 per cent of sales.
(Adapted from USNews.com)