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Harry Leahey

03/11/2022
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High-performance and luxury car specialist Clive Sutton has brought the first GMC Hummer EV Pickup to the UK in ‘Edition 1’ guise. 

 

It is the American manufacturer's first fully-electric truck, and is claimed to deliver a range of 350 miles on a full charge. 

 

The 800V battery system, which is arranged in a 24-module double-stacked layout, can support charging speeds of up to 350 Kw when utilising a DC fast charger - meaning 100 miles is recouped  in 10 minutes. 

 

With 986bhp and 1,200lb-ft torque, the electric ‘super truck’ can hit 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, despite weighing a hefty 4,103kg (9046 lbs). 

 

Measuring 2.0 metres high, 2.34m wide, and more than 5.5m in length, it towers over most cars on British roads, and is sure to guarantee presence wherever it goes. 

 

Hummer claims however it has the manoeuvrability of a much smaller vehicle, thanks to its  ‘Crabwalk’ feature. This optional capability is said to utilise rear-wheel steering to enable the truck to traverse diagonally at low speeds.

 

There's also an optional ‘Extract’ mode, which allows the entire truck to raise around 15cm for some off-roading, while the air suspension also works to optimise aerodynamics by lowering the car at motorway speeds.

 

Clive Sutton, Founder and CEO: “As soon as the GMC Hummer EV was announced our customers have been desperate to see the model in the UK! 

 

“Now that we have imported the first one, we anticipate orders outstripping supply as buyers clamour to be among the first in Europe to own this electric supertruck.”

 

Off-road, owners can benefit from independent front and rear suspension, full underbody armour, rock sliders and the optional ‘Ultravision’ system, which utilises 18 cameras, said to provide every possible viewpoint and accurate navigation around obstacles or in tight spaces.

 

The luxury car dealer says that the Hummer EV is currently plagued by production delays, meaning a price tag of over $200,000 in the US. As a result, UK customers will have to pay £320,000 for the Edition 1, based on current exchange rates. 

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Harry Leahey 03/11/22