The General Motors GMC brand recently announced that it has received more than 65,000 orders for its electrified Hummer pickup and SUV, far exceeding the American carmaker’s initial expectations. As a result, GMC is accelerating the production of Hummer electric vehicles to keep up with growing consumer demand. The version of the Hummer SUV is not planned to be delivered until 2023, and new orders for pickups will not be fulfilled until 2024 according to current production schedules.
GMC Hummer EV is a new all-electric version of the famous gasoline eater, which last came off the assembly line in 2010. The public first saw the Hummer EV from GMC in the fall of 2020 as part of the parent company GM’s “Everybody In” electrification strategy.
At the time, GMC shared some specifications and prices that included several configurations and unique features such as the ability to “walk the crab.” In addition, it became known that the new Hummer from GMC will initially debut as a pickup, and in 2023 there will be a version of the SUV.
At the end of December 2021, the first deliveries of the Hummer EV pickup truck began to arrive for armor owners … or, better said, armor owners. After GM’s revenue report for the fourth quarter of 2021, it became known that last year GMC delivered only one electric Hummer.
At the time, it became known that GMC has received more than 60,000 orders for Hummer electric vehicles to date. Now, less than two months later, the automaker has announced an additional 5,000 bookings and is working to accelerate production of the Hummer to reassure the masses.
According to a recent CNBC report, the total number of orders for GMC Hummer EV electric vehicles has exceeded 65,000 for both pickup and SUV. In addition, the number of consumers who convert their Hummer orders into actual orders is 95%, which is higher than expected, according to GMC Vice President Worldwide Duncan Aldred.
Although GMC did not provide details on how orders are distributed between the pickup and Hummer EV SUV versions, it said most of the early orders were for the pickup because it came out first. Much more recent bookings have been made with the Hummer EV SUV. However, this version of the car will not appear until next year.
The next Hummer trim, which will follow the initial versions of the “Edition 1”, will be the Hummer EV ??, which is scheduled for release this fall at a starting recommended retail price of $ 99,995.