General Motors to build all-new electric Hummer at Detroit-Hamtramck plant
General Motors announced it is introducing an all-new GMC Hummer electric vehicle.
According to the automaker, they will unveil the vehicle during a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl titled “Quiet Revolution.”
GM said the Hummer EV will feature 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 lb-ft of torque and go 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds.
“GMC builds premium and capable trucks and SUVs and the GMC HUMMER EV takes this to new heights,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “We are excited to debut our revolutionary zero-emissions truck during the biggest night in TV advertising.”
The vehicle will be revealed on May 20, 2020 and built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. Earlier this week, GM announced a $2.2 billion investment into the assembly plant, making it the company’s first plant fully devoted to making electric vehicles.
The announcement comes more than a year after the company announced it would shutter the plant as part of restructuring. It was expected to close in January but was saved as part of the new 4-year contract with the UAW signed last fall.
The Hummer EV commercial will air during the second quarter of the Super Bowl and will highlight the performance of GMC’s all-electric super truck.
GM hasn’t made the Hummer since 2009 after declaring bankruptcy and discontinuing the brand. It was originally created by American Motors, and GM eventually began making them with AM for the military. The first civilian version of the Hummer came in 1992.