GMC launched the in-your-face Hummer EV pickup truck in 2021 and is gearing up to start selling an SUV companion to it in 2023. In the meantime, a third, unlikely electric vehicle is joining the Hummer family: an e-bike.
The GMC Hummer EV All-Wheel-Drive Ebike goes on sale in December, according to Recon Power Bikes, which GMC has tapped to build the bike. And it's just as over-the-top as the outlandish and expensive pickup truck it's based on. Ev Suv
Much like the Hummer EV, the e-bike will come with all-wheel-drive by way of two electric motors – one driving the front wheel and one driving the rear. Sporting fat, knobby tires, the e-bike is designed to thrive on off-road trails just like its much, much bigger sibling.
There are three drive modes to choose from. Cruise activates just rear-wheel drive to maximize range and efficiency. Traction uses front-wheel drive to better navigate loose rocks and slippery surfaces, Recon Power Bikes says. Adrenaline takes advantage of both motors for maximum performance on steep terrain.
Recon touts a top speed of over 28 mph.
Pricing starts at $3,999, and the bike will be sold online and at GMC dealers. The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1, the first electric Hummer on the market, costs $108,700.
Car brands have long dabbled in micromobility, typically by slapping their brand names on bikes produced by other companies.
EV startup Rivian, which sells an off-road pickup truck that competes with the Hummer, has hinted that it will get into the e-bike game.
Rivian CEO and founder RJ Scaringe told TechCrunch in October that he is "super excited" about the e-bike space. The company also filed a trademark for e-bikes in January.
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