(By Tom Lohnes) – Electric cars are heavy. With all of their batteries, motors, and other things, EVs outweigh gas-powered vehicles by a lot. Batteries can make cars like the small Chevy Bolt weigh more than a C8 Corvette. Yikes. Now, what happens when you put all of those batteries into a much bigger vehicle, say a pickup truck? Weight. A lot of it. GM proves this with their Hummer EV.
According to a leak from GM themselves, the new GMC Hummer EV weighs 9,046 pounds. Yes, you saw that right, 4.5 tons of batteries and truck stuff, all bundled up into one package. This weight number is no short of concerning, because it’s out-beefs even the top-gun dually GMC Sierra, and it’s a half-ton. It really does amaze me how GMC can get this behemoth to 60 in 3 seconds flat, because they’re working with a lot.
Think of this, no midsize pickup is able to safely tow this Hummer. Would you trust anyone to tow this Porky EV? It doesn’t sound safe.