The American journalist conducted a charging test of the popular Hummer EV. As it turned out, it took Kyle Conner 2 hours and 32 minutes to replenish the battery from zero to one hundred percent. The result was achieved thanks to the use of a 350 kilowatt station.
The GMC Hummer EV is one of the wildest, most bloated electric cars ever made. We all know this perfectly well and love the popular giant and heavy-duty pickup truck. Since the Hummer EV was introduced, demand has exceeded the production capacity of the popular product. The manufacturer simply cannot cope with the high demand that many potential buyers put on waiting lists.
In the first 9 months of 2022, GM produced only 2,570 units of the Hummer EV pickup truck, which is much less than the 90,000 units needed to fulfill orders alone. However, production has been gaining momentum recently, as GM produced 700 Hummer EV pickups in September, accounting for almost 30 percent of all 2,570 units built.
Back to the American journalist's test, the electric GMC Hummer EV is capable of driving up to 530 Km on a single battery charge. Such characteristics are provided by a battery with a nominal capacity of as much as 246 Kilowatt-hours. During the charging process, the losses amounted to five percent. By the way, the cost of a kilowatt-hour of electricity at road stations for refueling electricity in the United States is $0.43, an American spent $96.3 on a full charge of the Hummer.
After all the fees (taxes fell, etc.) the cost of the charge even exceeded $100. At the same time, for owners of the Electrify America Pass+ card
, whose maintenance costs four dollars a month, the cost of charging Hummer EV batteries is reduced to 69.4 dollars.
In addition, there are stations in the US that charge for charging time. On such devices, you can charge an electric pickup truck for $50 and $37, depending on the availability of the same card. But this is provided that the power of the station will be a maximum of 350 Kilowatts.
Naturally, it will be much cheaper to charge a new Hummer at home. The average electricity tariff in the United States is $0.13 per kilowatt, a full charge of the car battery will cost only $28. And in states like Colorado, where there are reduced electricity rates, you can charge a Hummer EV for just $16.