Yes to electric cars—but not the Hummer EV

Yes to electric cars—but not the Hummer EV

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Yes to electric cars—but not the Hummer EV



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23 thoughts on “Yes to electric cars—but not the Hummer EV

  1. You know, I like that there’s an EV that generates this much chatter. Tesla has more or less used up the Oxygen in the room. This sort of thing creates some churn and non-enthusiasts might just get to hear some technical details that help them make an educated decision on their transportation…and, if they don’t, they might at least think “EVs can be powerful monster trucks,” and there’s value in that too.

    To the Hummer Haters: I’m glad you’re getting the word out that minimalism is in.
    To the Hummer Enthusiasts: I’m glad you’re appealing to inner 12-year olds.

    Ya’ll don’t really need my opinion, there’s plenty of OpEd in this chat already.

  2. Just knowing that there are EVs being sold that make the stereotypical “everyone needs to own the specific vehicle **I** tell them they can own!” person lose their mind is all I need to know that EVs will be successful in time.

  3. This vehicle was developed to bring attention in the EV space. GM is using it as an exercise in innovation and technology.

    It wasn’t meant for mass adoption so everyone in the US would buy one. It is used to showcase features that could be parsed from this vehicle and used in others that cost much less.

    For example, maybe they’ll used the massive amount of underbody cameras on their smaller, off-road capable trucks. Possibly use the removable top on a smaller, off-road Jeep competitor. Use 4-wheel steering from this application on other vehicles, etc.

    Remember, even negative publicity is great in marketing. As long as it grabs attention from those who may not of considered a GM product in the past, the plan worked…whether they sold one to you or not. It creates awareness regardless.

  4. I don’t have the patience to think about the Hummer on any other terms than this: It’s a name plate for a few hobbyists, and a lot of people with more money than sense. The fact that an electrified version would continue that trend does not surprise me.

  5. Don’t worry, very few Hummer EV will exist. But i disagree with small. The goal should be High Efficiency Miles per Kwh regardless of size even when it comes to commercial vans. Smaller size is just one of many methods to achieve efficiency.

  6. People who ridicule the Hummer are so often hypocrites, and lack self awareness.

    “It takes 3x as much battery as a Bolt!”

    And a Bolt takes 200x as much battery as an e-Bike. Or 1/10th as much as a bus that can carry 70 people. Cars are a luxury. Many people can restructure their lives and get by without one. But people choose not to. If you’re driving one, you are not resource conscious.

    “It’s just American consumerism in action!”

    Oh goodness big bad America. Your $5 burger, $500 phone, off-season fruits/vegetables, and limitless access to electricity/water even in the most inhospitable places on Earth (e.g. Phoenix, Las Vegas) are all luxuries we get that many do not. The important thing is, we have the industry to allow this. An industry that EV’s are helping to make sustainable.

    “It’s just pointless and useless!”

    It’s a stepping stone, to help develop technology, just like Tesla’s Model S/X. An electric car that can be produced and operated 100% sustainably will be far better than a tiny commuter car that cannot. We need to work towards this.

    It’s also a very practical vehicle. If I used it instead of my model Y as my daily driver, I would pay just $60 in electricity vs $20 that I do now, wouldn’t have to rent a trailer to get supplies from Home Depot, could easily transport my bike, would have a better driving experience (air suspension, interior space), have more room for passengers, and could still make the occasional longer drive with CCS.

  7. hate this type of clickbait FUD. are we not allowed to have large off road vehicles in this electric future? we are totally okay with massive semis delivering all the “necessities” of modern life but if someone wants a Hummer, holy shit it’s the end of human civilization as we know it? I’m so tired of it.

  8. hate this type of clickbait FUD. are we not allowed to have large off road vehicles in this electric future? we are totally okay with massive semis delivering all the “necessities” of modern life but if someone wants a Hummer, it’s the end of human civilization as we know it? I’m so tired of it.

  9. If we can get V2G going, the Hummer could have much more positive value. It stores as much energy as 15 Tesla Powerwalls. That thing could be powering several houses during peak times and refill off-peak. Basically, if we see battery storage like powerwalls as a benefit to the grid, this is that X10. If the plan is to put a million miles on the thing, then it’s not good.

  10. I got lip from some of the EV “enthusiast” on here for reserving a Silverado EV to replace my daily driven 2006 2500HD because I wasn’t buying a smaller, more efficient electric car.

    After haven driven 10,000 miles in an EV-1, I felt that a Silverado would be a great daily driver, and I am planning for a home solar system to offset the estimated 7,500 kwh’s I think it will use annually.

    My response was “Would you rather I kept burning 1,000 gallons of diesel per year?”

    Here’s to a free market and free choice.

  11. Something has to exist for all the bigger is better gas guzzler enthusiasts. At least the Hummer EV is something that will get those people to start thinking, “oh, so maybe there is an EV for me!”

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