Hummer know how to do it, don’t they? With LeBron James tweeting a teaser to his 47.9m followers, an onslaught of advertising voiced by The King himself was premiered during game one of the World Series. And with that their new car was the talk of the town. But it has been a while since we saw that famous Hummer badge, and this time it has been reinvented.
Alongside Blockbuster and JJB, Hummer was one of three iconic brands that we sadly said goodbye too back in 2010. A decade on however, it is back. The gas-guzzling, planet-hating Hummer we knew and loved before we knew any better, back in the nineties and noughties, is long gone however, instead the American car maker is back in a way we never thought we’d see. It’s gone electric.
The Hummer EV is the world’s first all-electric supertruck and it looks simply sensational. This isn’t any normal truck and is a perfect example of the progress the automotive industry has made over the past two decades. So what can it actually do?
Well, one of the outstanding features is the truck’s ability to crabwalk, with four-wheel steering you are able to travel diagonally at low speeds, helping you navigate tricky terrain or simply find a parking spot. It is seriously quick too. According to Hummer it has 1000bhp, allowing it to do 0-60mph in just three seconds. That’s almost supercar quick. With almost 350 miles of range on a full charge, you will avoid the feared ‘range anxiety’ that comes with most electric cars and are sure to reach your destination.
A true off road beast, it features adaptive air suspension for comfort on the bumpiest of roads, but it's party trick is the ability to raise the ride height by 14.9cm with ‘Extract Mode2’ to help you navigate tricky terrain. It also features 18 different camera angles, even showing you the underneath of the car so you can avoid boulders, bumps or your neighbours cat. To put that level of camera coverage in perspective, a normal Premier League game will have around 20 different camera angles on offer.
Back on the road, you have very little to do, if you don’t want to. Fitted with General Motors’ Super Cruise 8 driver assistance system, you have automatic lane changing at your fingertips as well as hands-free driving (no seriously) on specially designed roads. A drive mode controller will also allow you to control the torque between the rear and front axles, meaning you can truly make this car your own.
Battery powered vehicles are no longer slow, uncomfortable and embarrassing, now they are the coolest thing on or off the road.