Someone just paid $ 2.5 million for the very first new GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck to be produced later this year.
It was for a good cause.
In October of last year, GM officially launched its GMC Hummer EV, an all-electric “supertruck” with up to 350 miles of range and a starting price of $ 80,000.
The vehicle impressed a lot of people with a ton of features and decent range for an electric vehicle of this size, thanks to GM’s new Ultium battery and transmission technology.
GM is bringing the electric pickup to production on an aggressive schedule.
They plan to have the first deliveries by the end of the year, but they are starting with a top-of-the-line version of the truck, the Edition 1, with a limited number of trucks available.
It’s unclear how much GM will produce, but they said it was sold out within an hour of taking reservations.
GM plans to slowly ramp up production and doesn’t plan to start producing the base $ 80,000 version until 2024.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 starts at $ 112,595, but GM has apparently reserved the very first production unit V0001 for an auction that took place this weekend.
An undisclosed woman paid $ 2.5 million to get the V0001 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1.
All proceeds from the auction are donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
It benefits Veterans, Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty:
Established to honor the memory of 9/11 first responder Stephen Siller, the foundation builds affordable, mortgage-free smart homes for the most seriously injured veterans and provides mortgage-free homes to Gold Star families and families of killed first responders. in line of duty.
Frank Siller, President and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, commented on the fundraiser:
“One hundred percent of the hammer price from this auction will resonate across America. This donation from HUMMER EV Edition 1 will help build homes for our critically injured veterans to give them independence and a better quality of life.
GM is expected to deliver the first Hummer EV Edition 1 units by the end of the year.
The electric “supertruck” will have over 350 miles of range on a single charge and a charging capacity of 350 kW.
It is expected to be one of the very first electric pickups delivered to the United States, with the Rivian R1T and the Tesla Cybertruck being on similar timelines.
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