Chevrolet Confirms An Electric Silverado, But Will It Be a Rebadged Hummer EV?
It was pretty hard to digest that one of the top truck manufacturers in the U.S., Chevrolet, was mum about electric trucks. At a time where every EV manufacturer was coming up with an offering to the open-bed segment, Chevy was out of the limelight for a very long time. Ford, on the other hand, has been active for years now, right from challenging Tesla to making official announcements.
But finally, the Bowtie has stepped up and officially announced its first-ever electric pickup truck in the form of the Silverado EV. And the icing on the cake? A range of 400 miles!
Here’s How the GMC Hummer EV Will Challenge Rivian
The all-new Hummer EV SUV is here, and it’s really impressive, but there are some things about it that just beg the question “why”? Keep reading to find out what the all-electric Hummer SUV is all about.
And first thing’s first, the eco-minded people of the 90’s and noughties should now sleep peacefully, knowing that their most-hated vehicle of all time, the Hummer, is becoming all-electric. So basically it’s a win-win situation, for them and GM.
The GMC Hummer SUV Sacrifices Range And Power for Cargo Room
Almost a year after GMC reincarnated the Hummer moniker in the form of an electric supertruck, the company has now come up with an SUV based on it. Both the products are priced the same except for the top trim, so one would naturally assume them to have identical specs and features.
While the off-road tech and most of the other things are shared, the SUV comes with lower power figures and range. It took people by surprise, but GMC has now clarified that the range and horsepower had to be sacrificed to offer decent cargo room.
GMC Unveils The 2024 Hummer EV SUV
Almost every new upcoming EV truck has an SUV-twin – Rivian R1T and R1S, Bollinger B1 and B2, and so on. GMC has jumped the wagon, too, and has officially announced an electric SUV based on the Hummer EV. While many features are shared, there are a few differences between the two that deem the SUV to be the inferior one. It boasts of fewer horses in the SUV avatar but there seems to be no price difference in the three standard trims on offer.
2021 MG Cyberster Concept - A 500-Mile Sporty EV
Nowadays, due to the economic boom in some countries, as well as the popularization of electric vehicles, we see a lot of start-up manufacturers. What we also see are old names coming back from retirement. MG is one such name. After nearly 40 years of sitting on the side bench, the MG name is back. Sadly, their current model line-up consists of bland affordable crossovers and SUVs. However, the marque might be looking to regain its former glory by introducing a bonkers new model in the form of the MG Cyberster, which will debut at the Shanghai Auto Show later this month.
Electric BMW i4 First Look - A Tesla Model 3 Competitor.... Kind of
Mercedes-AMG Confirms High-Performance EV That Can’t Beat A Tesla Model S
Not that there was any other way to go about it, but it’s finally official. Mercedes is carrying the internal combustion engine ethos to the EV segment, too, concerning the AMG. The automaker will introduce high-performance AMG models to the EQ electric sub-brand soon. The company announced that it will be launching two EVs very soon, with one of them probably debuting later this year.
While sounds exciting at the onset, the company gave an idea about the performance numbers and it turned out to be a damper. To put things into perspective, the AMG EQ won’t be able to beat the Tesla Model S also. Not a very smart strategy, is it?
2021 Genesis X Concept
Automakers are rushing to show their electric concept models to the public and let them know to expect from the brand in the future. We saw the Lexus LF-Z Electrified just a couple of days back, and now, we have one from Genesis. Called the X Concept, the Genesis product is made its debut in Los Angeles and is said to present “Genesis’ sustainable luxury in the form of an EV-based high-performance GT coupe concept car”. Fancy, eh?
The Lexus LF-Z Makes the Future Look More Exciting
Lexus has been an advocate of electrification for a long time now. At present, it has nine hybrid electric vehicles in its lineup. In 2019, the company announced its ‘Lexus Electrified’ vision and we are now seeing what the company meant by it. The Japanese automaker plans to have 20 new models by 2025, and it all starts with the debut of its LF-Z Electrified concept.
2022 KIA EV6
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kia has entered the EV segment with a bang. The company recently revealed some images of its first fully battery-electric vehicle called the EV6 without accompanying it with any data. But, the company has now officially debuted the car and it seems very impressive.
For starters, the Kia EV6 will make 577 ponies and 546 pound-feet of torque. It takes just 3.5 seconds to sprint to 62 mph from rest, which makes it faster than some Tesla models and Taycan iterations, too. And, did I mention it looks pretty hot?
Volkswagen Wants to Charge You For Equipment That’s Already On Your Car
Hey, want to buy an all-new, all-electric Volkswagen and then pay extra for stuff like lane assist, adaptive cruise control or even more range? Even though the car is already paid for and equipped with everything I mentioned earlier? Well, then - ze Germans are here for you.
Tesla’s Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration
Electrification is happening whether you like it or not, but the government is trying to make the deal sweeter for you. In the States, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 capped for 200,000 EVs for every automaker. Until now, Tesla and GM have surpassed that cap and you can’t get the credit if you purchase EVs from this brand. However, a new Bill from the Biden Administration could change that.
Jeep Wrangler Magneto: How Jeep Plans to Make the Wrangler All-Electric
The First GMC Hummer EV Goes For $2.5 Million At An Auction For Charity
The new Hummer EV has been on a roll ever since it was officially announced. The momentum and hype just don’t seem to die. It looked like talks about it will die down post the launch, but we were wrong. The electric truck is in the news again for being sold for $2.5 million at an auction recently! This GMC Hummer EV boasts of the VIN 001 and is trimmed in the top Edition 1 specs. That’s another feather added to its cap.
The Drako GTE On Ice - Pure Motion Art At Its Finest
When Shiv Sikand and Dean Drako decided to build the GTE, that desire came, in fact, from necessity. The two business partners couldn’t find an EV they liked and simply set off to build one themselves. Six year later, the Drako GTE was born as a high-performance sedan than drives like an E46 M3 and packs 1,200 horsepower.
But power is nothing without control and in case you had any doubts that the GTE isn’t a finely-tuned precision tool, we’re here to shatter those.
2021 Alpha Motors WOLF
Alpha Motors is not a very well-known startup, but it’s got a few upcoming electric vehicles. The company had revealed a cute, retro-looking car last year called the Ace. Now, the company has followed that up with a compact electric pickup truck. It is based on the Ace and its crossover coupe called the Jax. It doesn’t boast of any mind-blowing specs, but this is a truck we want!
The Fate of the Porsche 718 Draws Near As Porsche’s Decision Makers Weigh Options
After news that the fabled Porsche 918 Successor is delayed until at least 2025 because the technology isn’t there yet, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Porsche is on the fence about pushing the 718 Cayman and Boxster into EV territory too. The good news is that we’ll know in the next few months, but the bad news is it will still be a while before it actually happens if it happens at all.