So General Motors is looking to revive one of its most famous and popular SUVs of all time, the Hummer Jeep. Well, the Hummer was my dream car, that was 7 years ago sha… Anyways the Hummer which was discontinued by General Motors in 2010 may soon find its way back into our hearts with an all-electric powertrain.
The plan to build a Hummer running on an all-electric powertrain is just in its early stages
General Motors is currently planning on electrifying most of its small cars utilizing its recent BEV3 platform. It is also developing a new platform for its SUV’s and Trucks and we believe this platform will be utilized in building the all-Electric Hummer. The plan to build a Hummer running on an all-electric powertrain is just in its early stages if we go by the rumors coming from within GM, so we not looking at seeing one anytime soon. All but confirming our stance of a distant reality for the EV Hummer, the President of General Motors Mr Mark Reuss while responding to questions concerning the supposed time line for a possible EV Hummer, gave a rather Pale and unconvincing response:
"I love Hummer. I don't know. We're looking at everything,"
General Motors GM is gradually moving away from its plug-in Hybrid program and is focusing more on building all electric vehicles. This is easily obvious with its decision to kill off the Chevrolet Volt, as well as pursue the decision to put out 20 all-electric cars.
The Hummer who was famed for its dubious fuel consumption (7-10 mpg), will become very appealing to most SUV lovers as the overall cost of running an EV version will be very much lower. In recent times, we have seen a boom in the demand for SUV’s. A recent study even showed that the prices of used Luxury Brands like the Lamborghini and Aston Martin has plummeted as most customers are going for SUV’s, resulting in these Brands building their own SUV offerings like the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini URUS and Bentley Bentayga Bengala. So this move by General Motors is well informed as the company looks to tap into this section of the market.