Hummer has always been characterized by making very beastly vehicles. This tradition was also transferred to its first electric pick-up and now it has decided to do the same but in the field of electric bikeswith this GMC Hummer EV.
His name is Hummer EV All-Wheel Drive Ebike and it’s the first electric bicycle of the world with all wheel drive, a feature that makes the philosophy of this bike clear. And it is so beast that it is not legal, not even in the United States.
Hummer EV, an electric bicycle heir to the bestialities of its Hummer origin
Hummer has created a rigid bike, equipped with two electric motors located one on each hub. In this way, it achieves the aforementioned two-wheel drive. However, the bike has three driving programs which allows you to choose between rear, front and two-wheel drivedepending on the needs of the user.
Each of the motors generates a 750 W continuous rated powerwith peaks of up to 1,200W what translates into 2.4kw when full power is required. Together, the engines deliver up to 80Nm of torque and allow reach 45km/h.
So are the impressive tests of the new electric Hummer
The pedal assist system works until you reach that speed. However, Hummer’s electric bike includes a throttle that is activated without the need to move the pedals. For this reason it is not legal.
In Europe, the EPAC regulations does not allow this type of electric bicycles. In the United States, there are three categories: the first, bicycles with pedal assistance and a maximum speed of 32 km/h; the second, the same, but with an accelerator; the third, without throttle, but up to 45 km/h top speed. Therefore, the GMC Hummer EV does not fall into any class.
Up to 80 kilometers of autonomy
The pedal assistance system is completed with a 840Wh battery although there is a larger optional, of 1 kWh.
The American company claims that the autonomy ranges between 64 and 80 kilometers when using rear-wheel drive mode. The battery is removable and can be recharged at any household socket.
Although Hummer has not released much more information, among the specifications of the electric bicycle it is worth highlighting its four-piston hydraulic brake system on both wheels, an adjustable front suspension, four-inch wheels and a eight-speed Shimano derailleur.
The price of the GMC Hummer EV in the United States is $3,999 same amount in euros, and will be marketed through the brand’s dealer network and its website.