More Details On The Leaner, Greener GMC Hummer EV: Removable Roof Panels And Recyclable Materials Are Coming

We’ve just seen a grille for now, but at least we have a few more details from GM. [Photo: General Motors]

By now, we’ve covered at length the performance and projected range figures for the upcoming 2022 GMC Hummer EV. From the photo above alone, it’s clear the revived Hummer will take on a radically different form to the old gas guzzler we knew and loved. This week General Motors announced more details on its upcoming EVs, including dimensions and other interesting details on GMC’s newest truck, as the Detroit Free Press points out.

With Jeep’s return to the truck game with the Gladiator and the Ford Bronco’s imminent arrival, removable roof panels are in fashion when it comes to a true open-air driving experience. GM announced the Hummer EV will have removable roof panels as well, which will stow away in the frunk. We’ll have to wait and see if removable doors and folding windshields, etc. are still on the table. For now, though, it seems the all-electric Hummer will have a few more party tricks than we expected.

GM also stated the 2022 GMC Hummer EV will use recyclable materials for its interior. That means leather will not be an option, but instead we’ll get more eco-friendly accommodations. There will still be a few cool touches, though. A large infotainment screen will dominate the center stack, as is fashionable these days. Beyond that, there will also be a topographical map showing the Seat of Tranquility, the site of the first moon landing, on the floormats and speaker grilles.

We know a bit more about its dimensions

Yesterday, we reported more details on the 2022 GMC Hummer’s prospective battery capacities and ranges based around GM’s new “Ultium” platform. The new modular system allows different battery sizes and voltage systems for all the company’s vehicles. However, time will tell exactly how that translates to the electric Hummer, and we’ll know more there on May 20, 2020.

One more figure GM did mention was that the Hummer EV pickup will have a 9 inch longer wheelbase than the SUV. For its part, the pickup will have a five-foot bed. More details will surely emerge in the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned to and we’ll share more information as it comes in.