GM are set to unravel the all-electric Hummer truck on 20 October 20. Ad to help stimulate your thoughts till then, the manufacturer is also set to release a new feature with the vehicle. One that has the potential to completely revolutionise the vehicle’s ability to drive through difficult terrain.
GM confirms that the Hummer will come with Crab Mode, meaning it would be able to move across the terrain diagonally like a sand-dwelling crustacean. Crab Mode is enabled by the electric pickup truck’s four-wheel steering capability and is a functionality that is “tailor-made for off-roading customers,” the company says. This stands out as an ode to the previous Hummer models that were renowned for their off-roading prowess
GM scratched the original 20 May reveal of the Hummer EV due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, the automaker has been teasing images and releasing other details in a drip-drip fashion to build buzz for the electric truck’s unveiling.
The automaker announced earlier this year that it was reviving the Hummer brand for a 1,000-horsepower electric pickup truck and SUV, confirming months of rumours and reports that the icon of millennial excess was making a comeback.
The truck will be one of the cornerstones in GM’s $20 billion push into electric vehicles. It’ll be appropriately equipped, with GMC saying that the new Hummer will feature the second generation of GM’s advanced driver assistance system, Super Cruise. It’s also powered by the modular Ultium electric vehicle platform that GM unveiled in March, which uses a battery pack that can scale up to 200kWh.
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