GM Delivers Hummer All-electric Off-road ‘Supertruck’ and Commercial Delivery Vehicle

General Motors Co. in Detroit has delivered its first next-generation electric vehicles, the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup and BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, both built on the Ultium Platform.
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The GMC HUMMER EV is driven by next-generation EV propulsion tec
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup is a key component of GM’s all-electric strategy. // Courtesy of GM

General Motors Co. in Detroit has delivered its first next-generation electric vehicles, the GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 Pickup and BrightDrop EV600 light commercial vehicle, both built on the Ultium Platform.

The automaker says this dedicated EV architecture and propulsion system is the foundation for its all-electric future, giving the company the capability to not only build an entire retail and commercial portfolio, but also leverage the technology to expand its business to non-automotive applications.

With 30 all-new EVs planned globally through 2025, two-thirds of which will be available in the North America, Ultium will be the key driver of GM’s expansion and next phase of growth.

“This is the first chapter for Ultium — and for GM’s transition to a zero-emissions future,” says Mark Reuss, president of GM. “Both commercial and retail customers will benefit from the EV experience, from exhilarating acceleration to low cost of operation, versatility and ability to customize after the sale. GM is ideally positioned to provide EVs for every customer in every segment, retail or commercial.”

According to GM, the Ultium Platform will:

  • Enable GM to make nearly every type of vehicle — across its different brands and up and down the portfolio – by building everything from affordable, high-volume crossovers and passenger cars to full-size pickups and SUVs, performance, and commercial vehicles.
  • Feature competitive range, performance, and overall customer-friendly integration of components compared to designs that retrofit electric propulsion systems to existing internal combustion vehicle frameworks.
  • Greatly reduce proliferation of parts combinations used in today’s internal combustion lineups, helping enhance EV profitability.
  • Enable mobility beyond GM’s own portfolio through third-party licensing of its EV technology, co-development agreements and partnerships.

Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck will assemble multiple Ultium-based vehicles, including the fully autonomous Cruise Origin, purpose-built for driverless ride hail and delivery, the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV, and the recently announced GMC electric Sierra Denali.

GM’s next Ultium-based vehicle, the Cadillac LYRIQ, is expected to launch as scheduled in the first half of 2022 and will be assembled in Spring Hill, Tenn. The Chevrolet Silverado EV officially debuts next month at CES.

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