GMC Hummer EV Deliveries Have Absolutely Cratered This Year
GM’s current electric flagship was delivered to just two customers in the first three months of this year.
The GMC Hummer EV was developed at an extremely rapid pace, but it's becoming less clear as time goes on whether that's paying off. The vehicle has suffered a handful of issues, many relating to water going where it shouldn't, including the high-voltage battery. Now, those problems may be catching up with the super-fast, "supertruck." Just two Hummer EVs have been delivered to customers this year, and it's unclear when deliveries will ramp back up.
It's not clear if the slow rollout is related to a stop-sale that affects the truck from last year regarding water finding its way into the EV's batteries. We asked GMC for clarification, but haven't yet heard back. We'll update this story if we hear back. GM told the Wall Street Journal last month that only 124 unsold trucks remained with the issue, so presumably there's a supply of trucks waiting for a new home. GM said further the fix is rolling it out to new builds, but despite plenty of trucks being built—around 500 in February alone—sales are down 98% compared to this quarter last year when GMC delivered 99 vehicles.
GM has made a point of rapidly electrifying its lineup. At the core of this strategy is sharing parts between EVs. The Detroit automaker developed its Ultium Platform for this purpose, and the Hummer is the first vehicle to sit on it. The Brightdrop EV600, an all-electric delivery vehicle built by GM, shares the same enclosure and is likewise recalled for the same issue.
Magna has also been contracted to build the battery enclosures for the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. Let's hope GM engineers get it right this time, and Magna has plenty of RTV just in case.
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