A Hummer enthusiast paid a whopping $2.5 million for the first new GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck

Last year in October, GM brought back the iconic Hummer nameplate in the form of an all-electric “supertruck” with awe-inspiring numbers. The very first new GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck was up for grabs at the Barret Jackson Auction House, and someone paid a whopping $2.5 million for it! That’s more than 20 times its sticker price; however, it’s for a good cause. Purchased by a woman whose name hasn’t been disclosed, the proceeds from the auction will go to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which benefits veterans, Gold Star families, and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. Frank Siller, chairman, and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, said: “One-hundred percent of the hammer price from this auction will resonate across America. This donation from the HUMMER EV Edition 1 will help build homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”

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The first to hit the market will be the Hummer EV Edition 1. It is the range-topping variant that will only be made in limited numbers, and GM plans to start with the deliveries by the end of 2021. Although GM has not revealed how many Edition 1 Hummer it will produce, the automaker claims it sold out within an hour of taking reservations. The Hummer EV is powered by an electric powertrain that is said to produce 1000hp and an estimated torque of 11,500 foot-pounds. It also claimed to have a rather decent range of 350 miles. But GM says the Hummer EV is a lot more than its brut power. The electric pickup truck is packed with many interesting features, including a CrabWalk 4-wheel steering system. The American automaker is also scheduled to reveal an SUV variant of the super-truck on April 3, 2021.

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[Via – Electrek]

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