GMC Halts Hummer EV Orders Resulting from Demand

The GMC Hummer electric SUV in green. We see it from a front quarter angle, facing slightly to our left.GMC has obtained extra orders than it might deal with for its 9,000-pound, do-everything Hummer EV. The corporate has stopped taking orders for each the pickup and SUV variations of the all-electric off-roader whereas it tries to atone for constructing those it’s already bought.

A GMC spokesperson says that demand “has led to over 90,000 reservations for each pickup and SUV, and we’re excited to say this unimaginable demand has led to Hummer EV reservations being totally booked right now.”

A go to to the GMC web site exhibits that customers can nonetheless signal as much as obtain updates on availability. However they will’t place deposits.

There’s no phrase on how lengthy it might take to fill the backlog. The Detroit Free Press reviews, “In March, GMC stated anybody who had a reservation would seemingly take supply of their Hummer in early 2024” as a consequence of order quantity.

The corporate went on to just accept orders for an additional six months.

The Hummer is one in all a number of electrical vehicles to hit the market this yr. But it surely has little in frequent with the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T, each of which resemble standard pickups. The Hummer has a smaller mattress than different GM full-size vehicles and a cabin that leans towards luxurious.

It’s stunningly succesful off-road, with its distinctive “crab stroll” 4-wheel steering and as much as 18 accessible cameras. They embrace angles that present what’s underneath the truck, permitting drivers to barter almost any path state of affairs.

But it surely’s expensive – when GMC shut down reservations, the Hummer began at almost $87,000, with some variations costing north of $112,000. We don’t know whether or not these costs will return when reservations return, which might be two years away.

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