Well EV racing fans, Chip Ganassi Racing has been sponsored by GMC, and what they’re doing is transforming their 550 horsepower electric SUV to look like the 2022 GMC HUMMER. Better news yet, for those in Saudi Arabia in a couple of months (see racing calendar below) you’ll get to see it first when the official Extreme E 2021 season kicks off there. Who knows, with that kind of sponsorship and a good target audience being the SUV loving Saudis, the actual 2022 GMC HUMMER might just make its way there.
The Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) ESUV will feature a unique grill, graphics and bodywork inspired by the world’s first all-electric supertruck. Behind the wheel will be off-road racers Kyle LeDuc and Sara Price.
The Extreme E five-race global championship will take place in some of the world’s most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles.
Here’s the where the Extreme E races will be taking place in Season 1:
- Desert X Prix: AlUla, Saudi Arabia: April 3-4, 2021
- Ocean X Prix: Lac Rose, Senegal: May 29-30, 2021
- Arctic X Prix: Kangerlussuaq, Greenland: Aug. 28-29, 2021
- Amazon X Prix: Para, Brazil: Oct. 23-24, 2021
- Glacier X Prix: Patagonia, Argentina: Dec. 11-12, 2021
With production due to launch later on this year around October, you can place your deposits for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV. The HUMMER EV will be a fully electric addition to GMC’s portfolio powered by General Motors’ new Ultium battery system. The HUMMER EV Edition One will offer a three-motor e4WD propulsion system with GM-estimated best-in-class 1,000 horsepower and a GM-estimated 11,500 lb-ft of torque. With 800-volt DC fast charging capability, the GMC HUMMER EV is expected to have industry-best charging capability at any of the new 350-kilowatt high output public DC fast charging stations — the fastest method supported by current charging standards.