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    Hummer Is Back As A 1,000 HP Truck By GMC

      ...and 11,500 lb-ft of torque...

    The rumors that have been swirling around for the past year have been laid to rest this morning. General Motors announced that Hummer will be returning as GMC-branded electric pickup truck boasting 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph will take three seconds. Those hoping for details about battery capacity, charging, and price will need to keep waiting until May 20th when GMC will officially show off the truck. Before then, GMC will preview the truck in a thirty second ad during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

    “GMC builds premium and capable trucks and SUVs and the GMC HUMMER EV takes this to new heights. We are excited to debut our revolutionary zero-emissions truck during the biggest night in TV advertising," said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC in a statement.

    Production will take place at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck plant, with sales beginning next fall.

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    GMC HUMMER EV Pairs Incredible Capability, Zero Emissions

    • “Quiet Revolution” campaign telegraphs GMC’s future with its first all-electric truck

    DETROIT – GMC will introduce the GMC HUMMER EV, bringing bold design and remarkable capability to the electrified vehicle space, during this weekend’s big game, in an ad titled “Quiet Revolution.”

    The spot juxtaposes the staggering anticipated performance metrics of GMC’s first all-electric truck with the remarkable quietness inherent in the operation of an electric vehicle.

    The GMC HUMMER EV truck will showcase the GMC brand’s design and engineering potential, and will feature:

    • 1,000 horsepower
    • 11,500 lb-ft of torque
    • 0 to 60 mph in 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 GMC HUMMER EV will be revealed on May 20, 2020 and built in Michigan at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

    The 30-second TV spot is scheduled to air during the second quarter of the big game. The spot highlights the anticipated performance of GMC’s all-electric super truck, which will generate remarkable metrics in terms of horsepower, torque and acceleration while providing incredible on- and off-road capability. All of this is combined with the vastly reduced noise and zero emissions inherent in the operation of an electric vehicle.

    As part of the digital and social media marketing push surrounding the big game ad, GMC will take over the YouTube homepage masthead on Friday, Jan. 31. Customers can follow the conversation at #GMCHummerEV.

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    Gonna be a beast. 11,500 lb.- ft.?! GM: Hey any anyone want to pull a house off it's foundation and down the street?! Or just a truck load full of Elon Musk's narcissistic ego?! We got ya! :truck:

    Pretty much an F U to Tesla. "Cybertruck this Elon Musk" :gm_logo:🤜🏼 :dizzy:

    1 hour ago, dfelt said:

    Straight up Krunk! :D

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    28 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

    Gonna be a beast. 11,500 lb.- ft.?! GM: Hey any anyone want to pull a house off it's foundation and down the street?! Or just a truck load full of Elon Musk's narcissistic ego?! We got ya! :truck:

    Pretty much an F U to Tesla. "Cybertruck this Elon Musk" :gm_logo:🤜🏼 :dizzy:

    Right, CyberTruck has nothing on Hummer by GMC! :D 

    After all everyone loves a Hummer! 😛 Even the Eco Warriors can get behind this Hummer! 🤗

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    The marketing seems good so far.  The torque thing is a bit of freedom with how torque is calculated.  In actual torque it will probably be more like 900 or 1,000, which is still insane but it doesn’t make 11,500 lb-ft comparative to a gas engine.

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    26 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    The marketing seems good so far.  The torque thing is a bit of freedom with how torque is calculated.  In actual torque it will probably be more like 900 or 1,000, which is still insane but it doesn’t make 11,500 lb-ft comparative to a gas engine.

    You do not know that. If this is a quad motor Hummer EV, that torque is very real.

    No one really knows as we do not have any details to state what is real torque versus peak short jump in torque.

    Hopefully 5/20/2020 will answer that for us.

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    42 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    The marketing seems good so far.  The torque thing is a bit of freedom with how torque is calculated.  In actual torque it will probably be more like 900 or 1,000, which is still insane but it doesn’t make 11,500 lb-ft comparative to a gas engine.

    Right. I don't think anyone here was comparing it to an ICE engine. A BEV goes about power delivery in a totally different way and all torque is available at 0 RPM. It really should be stated as 11,500 lb.-"in." of torque for electric motors, but that would confuse John Q. Public. There's a whole different equation to it, but either way it's well into the thousands.  

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    1 minute ago, USA-1 said:

    Right. I don't think anyone here was comparing it to an ICE engine. A BEV goes about power delivery in a totally different way and all torque is available at 0 RPM. It really should be stated as 11,500 lb.-"in." of torque for electric motors, but that would confuse John Q. Public. There's a whole different equation to it.  

    Just like we have to educate the public on newton meters versus lb-ft like HP versus kW. EV's require a change in thinking and as has been proven so much, older folks have a harder time changing gears to the new mind set.

    Course Cadillac is already confusing the boomers with 400 versus 2.0 LOL

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    FWIW, I've read the ZR1 Vette has something like 9300 lb-ft of torque in 1st gear when multiplied similarly. 

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    22 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Just like we have to educate the public on newton meters versus lb-ft like HP versus kW. EV's require a change in thinking and as has been proven so much, older folks have a harder time changing gears to the new mind set.

    Course Cadillac is already confusing the boomers with 400 versus 2.0 LOL

    Yeah, those pesky Nm's haha.

    Here's some numbers that will make everyone's head spin. :D

    https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/electrical-motors-hp-torque-rpm-d_1503.html

    https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/moment-rotating-shaft-d_952.html

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    58 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    OUTSTANDING Links. 

    Very engineering which I love, but not all might get it. LOL :D 

    Yep. Good stuff! 👌🏻😁

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    3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    FWIW, I've read the ZR1 Vette has something like 9300 lb-ft of torque in 1st gear when multiplied similarly. 

    Yes. Torque rises over engine RPM, but at the same time, torque ratings do not take into account the torque multipliers of the gearbox and rear axle. Both of those provide huge multiples, but torque at the wheels in first isn’t something commonly (or ever) rated.

    The worlds of IC torque and EV torque (at LAUNCH) is a lot closer than people think.

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