We’ll get into more of the perks the Hummer EV offers in just a second, but when it comes to electric vehicles, one of the most important things to consider is the charge time, as a poor charge time can outweigh some other really great benefits. Here’s how the Hummer EV stacks up to its competition in charge time and more.
What is the Hummer EV?
The Hummer EV is an all new electric vehicle for 2022. It’s set to debut first as a pickup truck with a 5-foot bed, then later as an SUV.
GMC reportsthat both Hummer EVs will be insanely powerful, with the pickup truck reaching over 1,000 hp and the SUV topping out at about 830 hp. On top of that, there’s over 11,500 lb-ft of available torque for both models, and the pickup can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just three seconds, while the SUV can do the same run in 3.5 seconds.
Inside the cabin, you’ll find a removable roof, space-themed speakers, an infotainment system and a digital display system. There are four trims of the Hummer EV with prices ranging from around $80,000 to about $110,000, but only the Edition 1, the most expensive of the options, is available to reserve right now.
What is the Hummer EV’s charge time?
Although the Hummer EV smashes the competition in categories like speed and power, it falls short in charging time.
GMC reportsthat charging a Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup truck with Level 2 charging, the most common charging speed, one hour of charging only adds 16 miles of range. While there is the option of DC Fast Charging, which can add 100 miles to a Hummer EV Edition 1 pickup truck with just 10 minutes of charging, these fast charging stations are hard to come by.
That means, using the most common charger for a full eight-hour night of charging only adds about 128 miles to the car’s range. To put that in perspective, at full charge the Hummer EV has 350 miles of range—one night of charging won’t even get you halfway full.
What are the competitors' charge times?
The Hummer EV’s biggest competition right now, until it rolls out its electric SUV, are other all-electric trucks like the Rivian R1T and Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Rivian R1T, which starts at about $68,000, adds 25 miles of range for every hour charged with the Level 2 chargers, meaning a full eight-hour charging night will get you 200 miles. If you’re using DC Fast Charging, 20 minutes of charging will add 140 miles of range.
Total range for the Rivian R1Tcan be between 240 to 400 miles, depending on trim.
The Ford F-150 Lightning, which starts at about $42,000, has between 230 and 320 miles of range, depending on trim. A standard Level 2 charger will need between eight and 20 hours to complete a charge from 15% to 100%, while the DC Fast Charging station can replenish the battery from 15% to 80% in about 44 minutes.
Car insurance for your electric vehicle
No matter what electric vehicle you choose to purchase, you’ll need to get car insurance. Unfortunately, most car insurance companies consider electric vehicles luxury, meaning they’re more expensive when it comes to insurance. But, there’s a way to still find low rates on car insurance.