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General Motors to build eLRV prototype on electric Hummer EV base for US Army.

| 2021

As reported by Nichols Martin in Executive Bizz, General Motors‘ Defense division will prototype a military vehicle based on the new electric variant of the company’s Hummer, CNBC reported on November 25. Steve duMont, president of GM Defense, said the company may offer a Hummer EV-based electric light reconnaissance vehicle or eLRV to the U.S. Army.
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GM Defense will modify Hummer EV’s motors, Ultium batteries, frame and other components to meet military requirements. Rick Kewley, vice president of product development and advanced engineering at GM Defense, said the company is scheduled to begin building the eLRV prototypes in 2022.

The new Hummer EV pickup will be made available with up to 1,000 horsepower from its top powertrain option, which uses three electric motors, offers an estimated range of 350 miles per charge, and can reach 60 mph in a claimed 3.0 seconds. All-wheel drive is standard. GMC is also quoting a dubious 11,500 lb-ft torque figure from this powertrain, but that estimated number is almost certainly calculated through the torque-multiplying effect of the truck's gear ratios.

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