Electric Hummer comes with its battery alone weighs more than Hyundai HB20

Electric Hummer comes with its battery alone weighs more than Hyundai HB20


GMC’s 2022 Hummer electric motorcycle is coming, the first in its Version 1 model, one of the most anticipated (and heavy) vehicles right now. Owner of a strong profile – such as its sprint from 0 to 96 km/h in about three seconds – a heavy battery to sustain its prowess was no surprise.

When we say heavy, we’re talking about a third of the truck’s total weight of around 4,110 kg – and with prices starting at US$ 110,295 (something over R$ 567 thousand, not including taxes or fees). Submitted documents and General Motors for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the Ultium truck battery alone is heavier than the Hyundai HB20,.

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More serious, by the way. At 1,325 kg, the electric Hummer EV weighs 336 kg more than the South Korean automaker’s 989 kg compact (in its Sense, Vision and Evolution models). To add to the weight of the GM pickup battery, it alone is as heavy as cars like the 2023 Toyota Corolla 2.0 Flex sedan (1,375 kg) and weighs the entire 2018 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 by 65 kg.

When we compare it to the light vehicles we have in Brazil, we show even more the meaning of this Hummer EV battery weight. For example, 1,325 kg is more than 967 kg of Fiat Mobi Like and Treeking, 955 kg of Fiat Uno and 907 kg of Fiat Mobi Easy. If we compare the weight between 758 and 806 kg of Renault Kwid, then…

At 212.7 kWh, the battery in the GMC Hummer EV offers nearly twice the usable capacity of rivals the Ford F-150 Lightning (131 kWh) and the Rivian R1T (129 kWh). GM said at launch that the truck will travel 530 kilometers on a single charge as well.

Here, something that doesn’t explain much for that high capacity, but from the point of view of the weight of the car (and the battery itself), it is understandable. Unfortunately, the GMC Hummer EV weighs 1,134 kg more than the Ford F-150 Electric.

It’s also interesting to look at the efficiency issue, where we have 47 MPGE (miles per gallon equivalent) EPA combined for GM’s electric pickup battery. That’s 33% less than the Rivian R1T’s 70 MPG rating. To give you an idea, the Mustang Mach-E gets a combined 93 MPGE according to US agency records.

Meanwhile, the Tesla Model X Plaid is between 91 and 98 MPGE, depending on the wheel size. The Chevy Bolt EV manages 120 MPGe combined, while the Tesla Model S Long Range earned the same rating.

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