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GMC Hummer EV demonstrates 0-96 km/h acceleration in 3 seconds using “WTF” mode

GMC Hummer EV is not only an advanced electric pickup, it will also be a “killer” on the drag race.

July 4th is America’s Independence Day, and to celebrate the big day early, GMC has released a video of the Hummer EV prototype using a new departure control mode called “Watts to” Freedom”, abbreviated as “WTF”. This mode comes standard on Edition 1 of the electric pickup and takes full advantage of the three-motor powertrain’s potential, producing 1,000 hp.

When the driver selects this mode, the interior creates a feeling of “pre-departure countdown” through a range of experiences including interactive controls, on-screen animations and unique sounds. played through a Bose sound system. When this is happening, the air suspension also automatically lowers the vehicle by 51 mm to reduce the center of gravity.

Next, the driver will receive instructions to release the brake pedal to accelerate the vehicle. Exactly how fast? This huge electric pickup can accelerate from 0-96 km / h in about 3 seconds, a number that can “eat” many high-performance sports cars.

Thanks to the “Watts to Freedom” departure mode, the GMC Hummer EV can accelerate from 0-96 km/h in about 3 seconds.

According to GMC Hummer EV chief engineer Al Oppenheiser, “Watts to Freedom unlocks the full potential of propulsion and puts all available power on the road surface. It’s a one-of-a-kind all-round experience – purposefully crafted for fun on the straight.”

The Hummer EV is scheduled to go on sale this fall as an exclusive Edition 1 version priced at $112,595. Despite the six-figure price tag, GMC says all pre-orders arrived within minutes. However, a slightly cheaper 3X variant will arrive in the fall of 2022 for $99,995.

Of course, that cheaper price will come with a weaker powertrain, producing 830 horsepower and a range of more than 480 km on a single charge. That said, customers will be able to upgrade to the same powertrain as Edition 1 if they so desire.

Even more affordable variants will arrive in the spring of 2023 and 2024, while the Hummer EV SUV will arrive in early 2023 with prices starting at $105,595.

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