GMC's Hummer EV launches to rival the Ford Electric F-150, Rivian R1T, and Tesla Cybertruck
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The all-electric 2021 Hummer EV has been officially launched by GMC, and the vehicle could be a game-changer.

While it may not be planned for Australia at this stage, the Hummer EV marks a massive shift in one of the world’s biggest automotive segments by bringing pure electric power to a category traditionally dominated by petrol and diesel V8s.

Available in both dual-cab pick-up or SUV configurations, GMC claims the flagship models will produce a mammoth 735kW and 2033Nm.

A supercar-rivalling 0-60mph (97km/h) time of just 3.0 seconds is claimed, and the Hummer EV will reportedly have a driving range of more than 560km from its 200kWh battery.

When it comes to recharging, GM says its 350kW high-speed system will deliver a driving range of 160km in just 10 minutes.

The previously reported 'crab mode' – which allows the Hummer to drive diagonally – has been confirmed as part of a standard four-wheel steering system.

A hands-free driving system will also feature, as will semi-autonomous lane-changing, as part of the company's Supercruise technology suite.

Meanwhile, an off-road 'extract mode' raises the air suspension approximately 15cm to overcome large obstacles, however, if that isn’t enough for complete ground clearance, the underbody of the vehicle is fully armoured.

A demountable 'infinity roof' targa top also comes standard, allowing for open top driving.

Factory production will commence in 2021.

Pricing is yet to be officially confirmed.

CarAdvice has contact GMSV Australia for comment on the possibility of local delivery. This story will be updated with its response.

Watch the official launch video below, and let us know what you think in the comments.