The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is an all-electric reimagining of one of the most iconic and badass off-road machines of the last century. Although the Hummer brand is now owned by GMC, its unmistakable design and superior off-road capabilities have been faithfully maintained in EV form. In fact, the latter is arguably even more impressive thanks to the SUV’s advanced technology, incredible power output and innovative features (including four-wheel steering that enables the much-hyped crab mode).
The most interesting aspect of the reinvented Hummer is its Ultium battery technology, which offers fast charging times and a massive battery pack with an estimated range of over 300 miles. Inside the cabin, it visually resembles its pickup counterpart, combining high-tech content and a removable roof panel for an open-air experience.
Following the tire mark of the new Hummer EV pickup due in 2023, the SUV version offers a different body style and shorter wheelbase. The first batch of Hummer EV SUVs ( pictures ) will begin arriving at GMC dealers in early 2023.
After years of waiting, buyers placing orders will be happy to learn that production of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has begun. For those just starting to place an order, we recommend the EV 2X, which adds desirable features over the base model.
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV starts at $79,995 and goes up to $106,945 depending on trim and options.
Based on the Hummer EV pickup — and hinted at by the superscript in its model name. The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV version will be two or three electric motors will power the SUV version powered by two or three electric motors. The EV 2 and EV 2X feature a dual-motor setup that produces an estimated 625 horsepower, while GM claims 7,400 pound-feet of torque. The EV 3X and Edition 1 have three electric motors (one in the front, two in the rear) with a claimed 830 ponies and 11,500 pound-feet. However, we’ve explained why those incredible torque claims are misleading. We expect actual maximum torque ratings to be between 1000 and 1100 pound-feet.
We expect the most powerful 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV to hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is pretty quick for a machine this big and heavy. Compared to a pickup truck, the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has a shorter wheelbase (126.7 inches versus 135.6 inches), which should make it more maneuverable in parking situations and on trails. It’ll also inherit our favorite off-road goodies from the truck version, including four-wheel steering with CrabWalk and an adjustable air suspension with Extract Mode that raises it 6 inches. GMC also tugs at our heartstrings with a full-size spare tire mounted on the rear door.
Additionally, there’s an optional Extreme Off-road package, which brings special hardware including 18-inch wheels and 35-inch all-terrain tires. Additional underbody protection, low-mounted cameras for improved visibility while maneuvering, and heavy-duty components’s reinforced axles, a locking front differential, and a rear motor that can electronically mimic a locking differential.
Every Hummer benefits from GM’s new Ultium battery technology, which makes it more environmentally friendly than the older gas-guzzling H2 and H2 SUT. While the base EV 2 model has a standard 400-volt electrical system, it also comes with an 800-volt system that’s standard on all other models.
GM has said the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV will feature a massive battery pack, but we still don’t know the official dimensions or available capacity. Still, with fast charging speeds of up to 300 kW, we expect a range of at least 250 miles per charge.
The EPA hasn’t reported fuel economy estimates for the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, but we expect it to be close to the Hummer EV SUT pickup’s 51 MPGe city, 43 MPGe highway, and 47 MPGe combined. When we get a chance, we’ll drive the Hummer EV SUV on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route and update this story with its results. For more information on Hummer EV SUV fuel economy, visit the EPA website.
The interior of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is both rugged and sci-fi. Its three-dimensional dashboard boasts vertical and horizontal air vents and a pair of large displays housing a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Rather than frustrating users with looks, the Hummer has plenty of hard buttons and physical switchgear, including a chunky T-shaped shifter and rotary drive-mode selector on the center console.
Materials in the range-topping Edition 1 also look very upscale, with leather-stitched surfaces and unique bronze accents, but the lower dash and door panels are cheap plastic panels that look and feel out of place in such an expensive car. A defining feature is its removable roof panel. Called the Infinity Roof, the system allows users to access four transparent sunroofs and I-bars above the front passengers. Besides underfloor storage, the SUV Hummer also has a generous 82 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, but the high cargo floor increases effort when loading heavy items.
Hummer’s cutting-edge electric technology will be complemented by a large 13.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system and extensive connectivity options. As with most GMC models, desirable content like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot are expected to come standard. We’d also like available upgrades to include a powerful Bose stereo, built-in navigation, rear-seat infotainment, and wireless charging. The SUV Hummer is also equipped with a 6.0-kilowatt onboard generator that can be used to power a variety of devices and even charge other electric vehicles.