Heavy: GMC Hummer EV battery weighs more than some cars

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The GMC Hummer EV packs a heavy-duty battery, and we’re not talking a DieHard.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 is classified as a heavy truck.
(GMC)

The all-electric monster truck weighs 9,063 pounds and, according to new EPA filings, nearly a third of that is due to its battery.

The GMC Hummer EV is built on GM's Ultium electric vehicle platform.

The GMC Hummer EV is built on GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform.
(General Motors)

Car and Driver first reported that the 212.7 kilowatt-hour pack is officially listed at 2,923 pounds, making it by far the largest currently offered on a consumer-focused electric vehicle.

President Biden experienced accelerating the Hummer EV during a test drive at GM's Plant Zero in Michigan.

President Biden experienced accelerating the Hummer EV during a test drive at GM’s Plant Zero in Michigan.
(White House Pool)

That’s about 700 pounds more than an entire Chevrolet Spark subcompact car, but the weight doesn’t hold the Hummer back. The currently available $112,495 Edition 1’s 1,000 hp tri-motor powertrain can accelerate the full-size truck to 60 mph in about three seconds and the battery packs enough juice to provide 329 miles of range between loads. It’s so powerful, in fact, that GMC had to update its programming to keep it from prying.

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GMC will release lighter, cheaper models with less horsepower and smaller batteries over the next two years, but hasn’t filed paperwork for them yet.

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