Ignorant YouTuber destroys a brand new Hummer EV after driving it for just 9 miles [Video]

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The GMC Hummer EV is one of the hottest electric vehicles on the market and currently has a waiting period of over two years. Presently, the full-size electric truck is only being sold in the introductory Edition 1 trim and the more affordable versions are expected to join the line-up starting next year. Till a few months back, GM was reportedly only building around a dozen units of the Hummer EV every day, which means there are still very few of them out on the road. You’ll be very, very lucky if you had yours delivered, and you can easily choose to flip it for a massive profit if you want to. But there are some who prefer to treat their rare Hummer EV differently, like YouTuber Edmond Mondi who ended up crashing his electric Hummer just 20 minutes after taking delivery.

The Las Vegas-based YouTuber recently uploaded a video on his channel with a title that reads: “I Totaled My Brand New Hummer EV After Only 9 Miles *Not Clickbait*”. Yes, we totally believe you, Mondi. Nevertheless, the video has a very clickbaity thumbnail with a picture of himself with his head buried in his hands along with a picture of a crashed Hummer EV. Interestingly, the Hummer in the thumbnail seems to be the one that recently showed up wrecked on Copart for sale with mangled body panels and a rear wheel pointing in the wrong direction. That’s right, there are already two Hummer EVs that have met with an accident.

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The first part of the video shows the YouTuber driving to the dealership along with his assistant and taking delivery of the gigantic electric pickup truck. He then gives a workaround for the EV and tells how he wanted his Hummer in a different color. The Edition 1 trim is only available in one color: white with black bumpers. The video then proceeds to the part where he persuades two of his employees to come along on a test ride and even jokingly promises a raise to one of them if anything were to go wrong.

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Without any surprises, Mondi immediately puts the Hummer EV on the “Watts to Freedom” acceleration mode that unleashes its 1000hp to enable the 3-second 0-60 launch times. Interestingly, the content creator carries out this buffoonery on a gravel road with three passengers inside the cabin. Thankfully, he pulls off the stunts in what appears to be a deserted section, unlike an Instagram video he posted back in September where can be seen trying the WTF mode on a busy street with total disregard for everyone’s lives. After several attempts to scare his passengers seated on the back seat, Mondi apparently misjudges a 5-feet drop that ultimately brings an abrupt end to the joy ride.

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The crash leaves the Hummer with a broken radiator and a pool of red fluid can be seen collected in front of the pickup. The front fenders also appear to be misaligned, which probably prompts the YouTuber to claim: “I totaled it, the frame’s definitely bent.” But the most prominently visible damage comes in the form of a rear wheel pointing in the wrong direction which he describes as a “permanent crab walk.” While we are not sure if the crash was real or it was another one of those distasteful stunts to grab attention on YouTube, it does go on show the limitations of the Hummer EV. The gargantuan electric truck weighs 9000 pounds, which means it shouldn’t really be driven like a trophy truck. F

Via Youtube / @Mondi

urthermore, the rear-wheel-steering and its crabwalk feature are pretty dope but it might prove to be Hummer’s weakest link, especially while off-roading. Anyway, it’s never a very bright idea to push the limits of a car that barely has 9 miles on the odometer, unless you’re rich and can afford to total a rare automobile with a starting price of $110,000. The wrecked Hummer EV looks like it can be salvaged but getting replacement parts might prove to be a very difficult and time-taking process.

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