I have been saying for years that electrical autos will not go mainstream within the US till there are electrical pickup vehicles. Right here within the US, we love our pickup vehicles. A lot in order that pickup vehicles are usually the #1, 2, and three promoting autos yearly.
Properly, electrical pickups arrived in 2022 and there are already three of them available on the market, quickly to be joined by a minimum of two or three extra. I personally personal two of the three at present obtainable, a Rivian R1T and a Ford F-150 Lightning.
Whereas I do not personal the third electrical truck obtainable, the GMC Hummer EV, I’ve pushed three of them already, and have racked up greater than 2,000 miles behind the wheel of the loaners. Due to this fact, I really feel like I’ve sufficient expertise in a Hummer EV to match it to the opposite electrical vehicles which are my every day drivers.
So I got here up with 13 classes to match the vehicles and produced the video embedded above. Sure, I may have picked a couple of extra classes, like styling and infotainment system, however I attempted to not embrace too many options that the outcomes can be primarily based purely on private desire.
I in contrast the value, journey & consolation, off-road capabilities, energy and dealing with, driving vary, charging mattress and tailgate, driver’s help, glass roofs, frunks, payload & towing, audio techniques, and obtainable onboard energy.
On the finish of the video (at 26:10 for those who do not need to watch all the comparability), I checklist the winner in every class and whole up the outcomes.
Hummer EV vs Rivian R1Tt vs F-150 Lightning charging comparability
When it got here to charging, I could not declare a winner. That is as a result of I consider the Hummer EV wants to enhance its present software program earlier than I can actually decide it. I’ve DC fast-charged two totally different Hummers 5 occasions now and I have never been in a position to get a constant charging curve mapped out.
That is as a result of the car typically shuts off throughout the charging session or de-rates all the best way down to three kW and I’ve to unplug it and begin a brand new session to get it to just accept extra energy.
2022 Hummer EV Version 1 Charging Curve
On paper, it needs to be the very best at DC quick charging as a result of it might settle for greater than 350 kW, however till I can doc the complete charging curve, I can not say that is true. I do know that the Hummer EV is not a superb charging EV on stage 2, although. The present Hummer EV can solely settle for 48-amps (11.5 kW), the identical because the Rivian R1T.
However the Hummer EV’s battery is gigantic and has a usable capability of 212 kWh, and since it is so heavy it is not an environment friendly EV. Due to this fact, on stage 2 house charging, it might solely replenish about 15 miles of vary per hour of charging. Most Hummer EV homeowners might be charging at house 90%+ of the time, in order that’s an vital issue to contemplate when evaluating the autos.
The Rivian R1T can add again about 20 to 25 miles of vary per hour and the Lightning can add as much as 40 miles per hour on stage 2 house charging due to its 80-amp onboard charger. GM is engaged on an 80-amp onboard charger for future Hummer EVs, however it’s not at present obtainable.
So try the video and let me know your ideas within the remark part under. Agree? Disagree? Both manner, I would like to listen to what you assume.
Hopefully, I can get my palms on a Silverado EV in 2023 and replace the comparability. On paper, it appears to be like just like the Silverado ought to rating very favorably.