GM to reveal, start taking reservations for Hummer EV on October 20

  • GM to reveal, start taking reservations for Hummer EV on October 20

GM to reveal, start taking reservations for Hummer EV on October 20

On Thursday, GMC tweeted a Hummer EV badge with a crab graphic, seemingly a reference to the "Crab Mode" previously mentioned by the automaker.

It is not yet clear if the Hummer EV will be capable of traditional opposed four-wheel steering (in which the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels for improved low-speed manoeuvrability), however, considering a rear steering rack is already required to facilitate "crab mode", this is highly likely.

General Motors announced the Hummer EV in January, confirming that the truck will be sold under the GMC brand, rather than a standalone brand like previous Hummers. While the two appear to be on collision course, the EV activates Crab Mode to drive away from the crab diagonally.

As reported earlier by CarAdvice, the Hummer EV will be available as a twin cab pick-up or SUV wagon.

GMC's new Hummer, besides apparently being an all-electric supertruck, will feature a bunch of unique features to set it apart from its off-road competitors, and now we're getting a first look at one of them - the "Crabwalk" mode. It's not clear if a full 90-degree swivel will be possible with the Hummer's crab-walk feature, so those of you waiting on a auto that can crawl sideways like the Batmobile might be disappointed.

The details of the unveiling of the Hummer EV which was postponed from 20 May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including how to watch it, will be released.

Besides the Crab Mode, the Hummer EV will also have a Jeep-like removable roof and be built at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

With an official launch slated for 20 October 2020, deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2021.