The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is the most irresponsible car ever made by General Motors, or any automaker for that matter. In their quest to make the electric pickup go like hell, they seems to have forgotten a car needs brakes.
With 1000 hp and 1100 lb-ft of torque on tap, the Hummer EV can shoot from zero to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. It’s so fast that it hits its speed limiter before it completes the quarter mile!
But then we come to the braking, and this is where the irresponsibility starts. According to test results from Car and Driver, the Hummer EV takes a massively long 211 feet to stop from 70 mph and 540 feet to stop from 100 mph.
One of the reasons for the embarrassingly long stopping distance is the weight. The Hummer EV is HEAVY. 9,640 pounds heavy. That’s right, this behemoth weighs almost five tons. While the 1000 hp electric motors have no problem moving that weight, the brakes are wholly inadequate at stopping it.
Why is it so heavy? The main reason is the battery pack. The Hummer EV packs a huge 212.7 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. It’s more than twice the size of the 100 kWh battery used in a Tesla Model S Plaid. Does it gets more than twice the range? Nope! The Tesla can go further with less than half the battery size.
While the Hummer EV is an electric car, it’s clearly not a green car, and I’m sure the buyers aren’t thinking about environmental responsibility when buying it. The original Hummer was a big middle finger to the environmentalist, and the Hummer EV is no different.