The GMC Hummer EV proves its off-road prowess through the legendary Moab trails

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by Leandre Grecia | May 14, 2021
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Moab, Utah. Home of the legendary trails that have served as the ultimate proving grounds for a huge number of off-road vehicles. Where else to prove your 4x4’s prowess than here, right?

That’s exactly what GMC is currently doing—tackling Moab’s trails with the Hummer EV. Reckon any success through the challenging terrain will help silence the electric supertruck’s doubters? Here, have a peek:

Through these Moab trails, GMC is able to thoroughly test and calibrate features and hardware such as adaptive air suspension, Extract Mode, Terrain Mode, One-Pedal Driving, e4WD and torque distribution, stability control, eLockers, rear steering,  and CrabWalk.

One-Pedal driving enables acceleration and deceleration using a single pedal, providing better off-road control at low speeds. This works hand-in-hand with the available Terrain Mode to for easier climbs and crawls through the tough trails.

“One-Pedal Driving offers a great feeling of control by optimizing the regenerative braking, friction braking and drive motor torque all through the accelerator pedal,” said GMC Hummer EV lead development engineer Aaron Pfau. “Drivers will quickly realize the benefits once they try it off-road.”

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The Extract Mode feature, meanwhile, adjusts the suspension by approximately six inches to help the electric supertruck get out of extreme off-road situations like deeper waters. 

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“The GMC Hummer EV was a blank slate that was filled out by a dedicated team of engineers who are hardcore off-road enthusiasts,” added Pfau. “Features like One-Pedal Driving, Terrain Mode and Extract Mode result in an absolute off-road beast that will take you to new places.”

If you find it impressive, you can check out another clip of the Hummer EV below. Likewise, if you want to get a full rundown of the vehicle, you can also read more details through our launch story from October 2020. Share your thoughts on the electric supertruck in the comments, too.

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