GMC Hummer EV’s Weight And Quickness Raise Safety Concerns

“The reality is that any vehicle at that height and weight, lacking appropriate advanced safety features, is potentially very dangerous to vulnerable road users regardless of how it is powered. That said, decreasing the time such a vehicle takes to accelerate will not increase safety.”

By Gustavo Henrique Ruffo
May 28, 2021

The GMC Hummer EV will be expensive, starting at $79,995. That may ensure we’ll have few of these electric beasts in the wild. But, for traffic safety specialists, that is far from being a relief. All the people with whom we discussed how quick and how heavy the GMC’s electric pickup truck is are concerned with its specs.

GM-Trucks.com discovered that the Hummer EV would weigh precisely 9,046 pounds – or 4,103 kg. GM confirmed the curb weight would really be that much. The company had already disclosed the electric pickup truck would go from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3 seconds.

We have brought the matter to the attention of IIHS, Consumer Reports, Safety Research & Strategies, and the Center for Auto Safety. Sean Kane, president of Safety Research & Strategies, asked what the purpose of such a massive vehicle to have all that performance is.

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