What is it like to drive a new GMC Hummer EV Truck in the snow and on ice? We find out that it doesn’t drive as you would expect! The AWD is very good, and the ABS with regenerative braking slows it down nicely. However, the four-wheel steering makes it interesting.
It’s rolling on Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires that do not have a three-peak snow rating. The big and heavy Hummer truck is actually fun to drive in the snow. The Hummer EV Edition 1 is equipped with two electric motors in the rear and one in the front. These motors combine for a total maximum output of 1,000 horsepower and all-wheel-drive functionality.
As we find out, it has no issues with accelerating in the snow. It’s also predictable in a way it slows down. The regenerative braking is calibrated well together with the anti-lock braking system to provide straight-line stopping on slippery surfaces. The four-wheel steering system makes a very tight turning radius, but as soon as you provide a bit more accelerator – the Hummer EV is quick to oversteer and swing its rear end out a bit. If you are prepared for it and know how to counter-steer – this makes it a fairly fun machine. Although, you need to remind yourself that this truck weighs about 9,400 lbs with the spare tire bed-mount system. It’s big and heavy. If you not comfortable with too much oversteer, then just take a bit slower.
This truck will benefit from snow-rated all-terrain tires. We recommend either Falken Wildpeak AT3W or BFGoodrich KO2 snow-rated all-terrain tires for some additional grip in the snow.
Join Tommy and Roman for snowy fun in the video below.