GM Defense unveiled the new concept at the Marine Military Expo in Washington, DC, this week. The eMCV features the same chassis and powertrain as the Hummer EV, which is powered by a massive 200 kWh battery pack.

With different aerodynamics and weight, the vehicle is expected to have a slightly lower range than the current 329 miles of the Hummer EV, but a GM Defense spokesperson told expo attendees that it should have about 300 miles of range. They also equipped the vehicle with a diesel range extender if needed.

GM Defense already had an EV program with the US Army, but it had a 66 kWh battery pack, which appeared to be based on GM’s previous generation of electric vehicles.

The U.S. Army selected GM Defense to provide the GMC HUMMER EV Pickup for analysis and demonstration to help support the Army’s reduced reliance on fossil fuels in operational and garrison environments.

As Electrek mentioned, it is somewhat ironic considering that the original gas-powered Hummer was basically a civilian version of the military Humvee, and now we have a military version of the civilian Hummer.

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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