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Hummer EV unveiled

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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,996 ✭✭✭✭ gozunda


    Holy god....


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭ deandean


    Wow.
    Is there a car parking space in the country that it'll fit into?


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,129 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde


    0-60 in 2.8 seconds


    WHY


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,522 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Manic Moran


    Why not?

    Looks like a better, more practical vehicle than the Cybertruck, albeit more expensive.

    That said, it doesn’t look that huge, but I’m saying that as someone who has spent many, many hours inside actual HMMWVs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,028 ✭✭✭ Lantus


    Looks amazing and 500km range is spot on. 100k price tag is a bit beyond me currently....

    Maybe the EU will provide a grant subsidy scheme...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,577 ✭✭✭ Bonzo Delaney


    Crab walk looks deadly but mad to think my 2001 Manitou telehandler has that as standard and its new to off road cruisers now . In balance 2020 telehandlers are only getting electric windows now :D


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,037 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    LOL, the car animation is superb, if the car is as good as the ad then result.
    Poor ole Rivian


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,594 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Why not?

    Looks like a better, more practical vehicle than the Cybertruck, albeit more expensive.
    .

    Practical ? You may want to look up that definition.

    I like it yeah. But it’s at yo big to be considered practical


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,387 ✭✭✭ redcup342


    Existing Hummer drivers *confused screaming* :pac::D


  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters


    really poor cgi, i think the only real shots of it are when the roof comes off.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 16,037 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    ted1 wrote: »
    Practical ? You may want to look up that definition.

    I like it yeah. But it’s at yo big to be considered practical

    Perfectly practical and not too big for target audience, as a frequent US visitor I still gasp as the size of their SUVs, the Yukon XL is just jinormous


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,594 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    slave1 wrote: »
    Perfectly practical and not too big for target audience, as a frequent US visitor I still gasp as the size of their SUVs, the Yukon XL is just jinormous

    I had a Yukon XL as a rental for a few weeks. A big piece of sh1t, real plastic inside. Over sized engine because they can’t tune them. My previous rental was w Suzuki jimny

    Still not a practical vehicle for the road


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    It's probably not going to be sold here directly so that will make it difficult to buy. The price tag will be higher here too, as a $69k model S retails at €82k here. So the $80k will probably be €105k. Model X Performance money


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    ted1 wrote: »
    I had a Yukon XL as a rental for a few weeks. A big piece of sh1t, real plastic inside. Over sized engine because they can’t tune them. My previous rental was w Suzuki jimny

    Still not a practical vehicle for the road
    OT but those days are long gone. The engines need to be as large to handle the sheer bulk and poor CD.


    If you want to talk oversized but underpowered engines I've had a few that actually met that. An '85 Chevy Suburban 2500, last of the carbed big block v8s. 7.4 litres with under 200hp. Same in my '89 F250 diesel. 7.3 litres, no turbo, and 160hp.


    Nowadays they have 350-400+ hp in the same vehicles with less displacement.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,510 ✭✭✭✭ Lumen


    "Transparent sky panels".

    It's got a sunroof then. :pac:


  • Moderators Posts: 11,977 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    Hang on there folks. Just gotta clean the lense on the underbody cameras.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,388 ✭✭✭ Alkers


    It's basically a warthog from the halo games


  • Moderators Posts: 11,977 ✭✭✭✭ Black_Knight


    https://youtu.be/LkM0L4_W_pM



    Lots more detail. Seems so concept like, but apparently it's the real deal


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,522 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Manic Moran


    ted1 wrote: »
    Practical ? You may want to look up that definition.

    I like it yeah. But it’s at yo big to be considered practical

    I live in central Texas. I don't think the vehicle was designed to be driven down Irish back lanes, but more likely the wide streets and open country of places like where I am. With that in mind, and thinking of what people around here use trucks for, yes, if you're in the market for that sort of vehicle, it has merit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,063 ✭✭✭ JohnC.


    A bit of info


    The 3 second 0-60 launch requires you to put it in a special Watts To Freedom mode. Yes, WTF mode. Can't remember if the 212.7 kWh battery was mentioned in the videos before. He spent a day driving it and averaged 1.1 miles/kWh (56.5 kWh/100 km).


    As for charging, it's got a DC trick to help fill the battery faster. Not sure if it's been done elsewhere? "Fast-charging is available via the industry-standard CCS port. Here, an Ultium party trick comes into play. Although the powertrain and battery run at 400 V, if you connect the Hummer EV to a 350 kW DC fast charger, the battery switches from a parallel to a series configuration, allowing it to charge at 800 V." I'm no electrician, so I don't know how much of that is PR BS or real.


    As for home charging, 20-100%, a 7.7kW charge takes 24 hours. 16 if you can get 11kW. They don't quote their 120V domestic sockets, but the article reckons about a week.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327


    I'll say the same here as I say in the Rivian thread. Bring it here ffs! one of the few vehicles I'd have over a Tesla.



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