When the GMC Hummer EV launched last October, it took the automaker just 10 minutes to sell out nearly 10,000 pre-orders for the Edition 1 model.
Thanks to the positive reception of the electric truck, a GMC dealer who attended a recent national meeting of GMC dealers told the Detroit Free Press that the company is “evaluating whether they can build more.”
It is understood that about half of the 1,900 GMC dealerships in the United States have agreed to invest up to $ 140,000 to sell the Hummer EV. GMC requires dealers to have two 240-volt Level 2 charging stations and at least one 480-volt fast-charging station to sell the car. In addition, it requires concessionaires to have two 5,400-kilo service bay elevators, a 4-by-7-meter stall for storage, and a forklift with a 3,628-kilo capacity. Dealers must also pay for training to sell and service vehicles.
The Hummer EV will be produced by GM’s Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck , which will be upgraded to make other electric vehicles as well. Prices for the Hummer Edition 1 , which will be the first variant to hit the market, start at $ 112,595. It is also the most powerful, having a trio of electric motors producing 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque , with deliveries slated to begin next year.
Other variants include the Hummer EV3X coming in fall 2022 for $ 99,995 , the $ 89,995 2X, expected in spring 2023, and the entry-level model arriving in spring 2024 and starts at $ 79,995.