General Motors will unveil the fully electric Hummer truck on October 20th. Until then, to whet your appetite, the automaker confirms an alleged outstanding feature.
GM confirms that the lobster will be equipped with the crab mode, which allows it to move diagonally across the terrain like a crustacean living in sand. The crab mode is made possible by the all-wheel steering of the electric pickup and is a feature that is “tailor-made for off-road customers,” according to the company.
Crab Mode was teased last week when GMC, the GM brand the EV is sold under, tweeted a lobster badge with a crab graphic on it.
GM scratched the Hummer EV’s original reveal on May 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the automaker has been teasing pictures and posting other details in a drip-and-drip fashion to kickstart the electric vehicle reveal.
The automaker announced earlier this year that it would revive the Hummer brand for an electric pickup truck and 1,000-horsepower SUV, which confirmed months of rumors and reports that the icon of millennial abundance is making a comeback.
The truck will be one of the cornerstones of GM’s $ 20 billion push into electric vehicles. It will be adequately equipped, with GMC announcing on Wednesday that the new Hummer will feature the second generation of GM’s advanced driver assistance system, Super Cruise. It is also powered by the Ultium modular electric vehicle platform that GM unveiled in March, which uses a battery that can scale up to 200 kWh.
The Hummer pickup is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2021. Delivery begins shortly thereafter. That’s when Tesla’s Cybertruck is slated to hit the streets, and just a few months after the electric vehicle launches, Rivian will be shipping its own electric pickup and SUV. There is currently no time frame for the Hummer SUV.