Outdoor enthusiasts can now toss their Hummer e-bike in the bed of their Hummer EV pickup truck and hit the trail.
Don't have room for a 9,000-pound Hummer EV in your driveway, or the bank account to shell out $113,000 for the electric pickup-truck? Perhaps we could interest you in a Hummer e-bike. Home Solar Power System
It's no substitute for the sold-out Hummer EV, but the GMC Hummer EV AWD Ebike is a chance for those who can't afford the truck, or who weren't able to get one before they sold out, to get a taste of the Hummer brand.
The bike can go 28mph on pure electricity from its 48V battery, which has 40 to 50 miles of range between four-hour charges. The base model is $3,999 for a 17.5Ah battery. For $4,175, customers can upgrade the voltage to 21Ah, which will yield more run time and power.
Interested customers can reserve(Opens in a new window) the bike now for a $500 deposit. Deliveries begin in December.
“With design cues and inspiration taken directly from the GMC Hummer EV supertruck, this e-bike further expands customers' ability to explore different off-road trails – whether in the vehicle or out on the bike," says Rich Latek, marketing director for GMC.
With 4-inch tires, it was built with off-roading in mind. E-bikes are already popular with mountain bikers, with some coming in at much higher price points(Opens in a new window) than Hummer's, although they are controversial additions to the trail given motorized vehicles have not historically been allowed.
GMC developed the product with Recon(Opens in a new window) bikes, whose slogan is, "All Terrain Power Bikes, Made Military Tough." As a companion to the "super truck," Recon and Hummer are toting their new 2-wheeler as the world's first "super bike," thanks to two electric motors with a combined 2,400 watts of power.
It has three riding modes: Cruise, Traction, and Adrenaline:
Cruise Mode - Maximum distance, minimum power consumption. For commuting and longer rides, essentially.
Traction Mode - Front wheel drive for riding over "Loose terrain, slick surfaces, or snow."
Adrenaline Mode - Off road, all-wheel drive for mountain biking and tough, steep terrain.
The battery comes from LG, not General Motors' proprietary Ultium batteries built for its electric vehicles, including the Hummer EV. Perhaps a lost opportunity here for GM to give customers a more accessible way to interact with its battery technology. Without having the same batteries, there are few mechanical similarities between the Hummer EV truck and the new e-bike, mostly just branding and design.
GMC will sell the bike online and at GMC dealers alongside its other vehicles.
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