By B. O’Hare
The first ever GMC Hummer EV just sold for a remarkable $2.5 million at the Barrett-Jackson charity auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Despite the fact that the Hummer EV will start at $112,595 when it goes on sale this fall, a hefty premium was paid for VIN #001. The buyer in question? An unnamed woman.
All proceeds of the auction are going to a worthy cause, The Tunnel To Towers Foundation – who support the families of first responders killed in the line of duty.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 (also known as the EV1) will be the first version of GM’s all-electric ‘Supertruck’ to hit the market. Powered by GM’s Ultium battery pack, the EV1 is capable of 350kW fast charging, 0-60 mph in 3 seconds and 350 miles per charge. Cheaper variants will be available throughout the coming years, with a $79k entry-level version planned for (wait for it) Spring 2024. An SUV version will also be available down the pipeline.
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