The GMC Hummer EV is one of the most intriguing electric vehicles that’s set to soon hit the roads and brand ambassador LeBron James recently had the opportunity to check it out for himself.
The three times NBA champion took to Instagram Live to provide his millions of followers with a tour of the Hummer EV in Edition 1 guise. While the vehicle he checked out is a pre-production prototype and not ready for the road, it is an accurate representation of what the finished off-roader will be.
The basketball legend doesn’t provide us with any details about the electric pickup that we didn’t already know but for many of his followers, this is probably their first time seeing the EV and learning about it. For someone as tall as James, the ability to remove the roof panels of the new Hummer will no doubt make it that much more convenient.
It is the Hummer EV Edition 1 that will be the first variant to hit the market landing later this year from $112,595. It will also be the most powerful, outfitted with three electric motors that combine to produce a combined 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft (15,592 Nm) of torque, allowing the pickup to accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in just three seconds.
These motors receive their juice from an Ultium battery pack that will provide a range exceeding 350 miles (563 km). The truck also offers support for 350 kW charging, allowing owners to add almost 100 miles (161 km) of range with just a ten minute charge.