GMC Hummer EV Review

Introducing the latest Hummer, boasting impressive technology and capabilities that even its predecessors could only dream of. With its big, bold, and brash style, this latest Hummer generation will surely deliver an uncompromising driving experience. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the Hummer will stand the test of time.

The new 2023 GMC Hummer EV pickup is bringing a lot of noise and discussion – from people debating if it’s too big, heavy and inefficient to those finding it outrageously engineered. But don’t forget the real reason it exists – as a platform for GM to showcase its next generation of electric drive systems and technologies that will soon form the basis of its entire lineup. The GMC Hummer EV is GM’s chance to grab the world’s attention with this amazing showcase – one that’s impossible to ignore. It’s a way of displaying the newest electric technology – which could have gone into a super-expensive Cadillac or a two-person sports car – but won’t make the same impact as this massive, impressive vehicle. The Hummer EV is a professional demonstration of the innovation and progress that GM can make.

The GMC Hummer EV is engineered to demonstrate GM’s new modular and scalable Ultium system – a custom-built system for electric vehicles boasting a powerful 800 volts battery, newly designed drive components and a specialized truck platform. This remarkable configuration features a best-in-class two-layer, 24-module lithium-ion battery with 212.7 kilowatt hours (usable), powering up to three electric motors and enabling 100 miles of range recharged in 12 minutes – depending on the charger. Plus, with the advanced four-wheel steering technology, you get complete reliability and control. This is easily adaptable to various vehicles, from the Cadillac Lyriq SUV with its 12-module, 100-kWh battery and rear-wheel drive, to the luxurious and capable GMC Hummer EV.

We’re here to talk about the all-new Hummer EV, and GMC has created an electric vehicle that is nothing short of bonkers—in a good way. From the styling, which is instantly recognizable as a Hummer, to its ability to confidently tackle even the toughest terrain, it has an undeniable presence on the road. Its excellent approach angle and chamfers on the front bumper mean that no obstacle is too great, and its near-silent performance was enough to draw challenges from many a nearby vehicle during our test drive. The Hummer EV is worth both the attention and the admiration, making it the perfect electric pickup for anyone looking for a powerful, professional experience.

One aspect of driving the Hummer EV that will leave you gobsmacked is its astonishing acceleration. Yes, it can do 0-60 mph in an estimated 3 seconds flat when you’ve engaged the special acceleration mode called “Watts to Freedom” (WTF mode, get it?)–and I can personally attest that this is not just a steep acceleration test. The immense power this vehicle emits is simply stunning, especially considering its reported weight of more than 9,000 pounds. You’ll feel the sheer, massive bulk of the Hummer and the reverberation of the dedicated off-road tires around the cabin as you speed up. While it is speed-limited to 106 mph, you’re likely not to want to go that fast in it anyway. Its acceleration is enough to leave you gobsmacked!

The Hummer EV is accelerating with mind-melting performances – but that isn’t even the most surprising feature! The Hummer EV is incredibly manoeuvrable and agile thanks to its impressive four-wheel steering. Imagine guiding a massive pickup truck around tight bends and off-road tracks, with the back end pushing around whenever you turn your wheel – that’s what the Hummer EV can do with its rear-wheel steering, which allows up to 10 degrees of movement. It means you can effortlessly slide through tight downtown streets and crowded Costco car parks – something you’d need help to do in other full-sized trucks and SUVs. The Ford Bronco attempts to perform similarly to the Hummer EV on off-road surfaces, using selective braking to turn a wheel – but it can only go so far on paved surfaces where you need tight manoeuvres. The Hummer EV excels here – so you can have the most amazing experience driving, even in the closest conditions.


Within the Hummer EV, the interior cabin is an interesting balance of form and function. The graphics of the 13.4-inch centre-console touchscreen and the 12.3-inch driver information gauge cluster display are revolutionary, engineered by renowned video game maker Epic Games using its Unreal Engine architecture. Aesthetically pleasing animations appear when switching between modes, and information is displayed in an easily understandable format. The reconfigurable gauge cluster is strikingly designed, and despite being blocked from view from time to time by the round steering wheel, each display shows its value to the user experience. Professionally, the Hummer EV is a glimpse into the future of automotive interior design.

The Hummer EV’s cabin offers plenty of space and comfort. With generously sized, well-bolstered seats and roomy accommodations despite its size, the cabin has been designed to provide a comfortable ride for all those inside. Visibility from the side and rear is good due to the large side mirrors, while visibility out the front may be an issue due to the low windshield. An advantage of the Edition 1 model is its eighteen different camera views, including an underbody camera with a built-in washer nozzle that allows you to easily clear away dust or mud. Overall, the Hummer EV cabin is roomy and well-suited for the professional driver.


Despite its impressive level of technology and neat design, the Hummer EV’s interior needs to improve regarding materials quality. At an eye-watering price tag of nearly $112,000, you’d expect a luxurious experience, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. While GM has demonstrated its ability to create stellar interiors with the Cadillac Escalade, the Hummer EV is let down by the presence of hard plastic and vinyl trim, which drastically detracts from its opulence and luxury. The price of this model reflects the tech and design rather than the splendour of the cabin.

The GMC Hummer EV 2023 is an awe-inspiring performance machine in every sense of the word. Its on-road acceleration will leave you stunned, while its tight turning circles and unparalleled on- and off-road agility make it like no other truck out there. With dazzling styling details, like the eye-catching LED headlights that flash in sequence when connected to a charger, the 2023 Hummer EV will make its presence known. At the same time, it can’t tow as much as some light-duty pickups; with a capacity of 7,500 pounds, the 2023 Hummer EV more than makes up for it with its impressive speed and handling. This truck is surely a statement piece that tells all its competitors: “Look what I can do!”

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