You’re not imaging things—Hummer is indeed back. At least it will be in 2021, when General Motors sticks the name it killed a decade ago on its first-ever electric pickup. Somewhere in California, Arnold Schwarzenegger has just fainted with excitement.
Electric pickups are all the rage right now. None are commercially available as of the moment, but many are on the horizon—Ford’s doing an electric F-150, and there’s also the Rivian R1T, the Bollinger B2, and of course the fabled Tesla Cybertruck, to name but four.
And plainly, GM wants a piece of the action, so it’s buying itself some publicity by reviving the Hummer name, and sticking it on a new truck developed by GMC (the bit of GM that majors on trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles).
That picture above is your first glimpse of the pickup, which will be revealed properly in May and is due out in the autumn of 2021. It will have 1,000hp and 15,574Nm (11,500lb-ft) of torque, says GMC, and will be capable of reaching 60mph (97kph) from rest in an entirely unnecessary 3sec flat. Looks like Elon isn’t going to have it all his own way...
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.