GM closer to building electric Hummer?
The storied brand could be revived for GM's EV push.
Rumors of an all-electric Hummer have surfaced again, providing further evidence that General Motors is considering reviving the brand for its EV onslaught.
Reuters claims a zero-emissions Hummer could eventually join a family of premium electric pickups and SUVs that will enter production at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck factory in two years.
The HX Concept (pictured) debuted in 2008 as GM's vision for a Jeep Wrangler rival, smaller than the H3 that was discontinued when GM killed the brand in the wake of its bankruptcy and bailout.
AM General, the company that sold the Hummer brand name to GM, recently revealed a militarized pickup based on the Jeep Gladiator. GM's own Chevrolet Colorado is also aiming to secure a military contract, competing in the Army's Infantry Squad Vehicle program.
The Hummer EV revival is said to be "under consideration," taking a lower priority than an electric pickup for 2021 and a Cadillac-badged electric SUV slated for 2023. If the silent Hummer does enter production, it will presumably follow in 2024 or later.