A few pictures of the GMC Hummer EV in military trim designed by GM Defense and on exhibit at the Modern Day Marine 2023 convention in Washington, DC, have appeared online.
The Electric Military Concept Vehicle (eMCV), as the name suggests, is what the firm regards to as its most recent design. The corporation is "trying to showcase what is in the realm of the possible just to get the discussion going and help shape their [the military's] future requirements," a GM Defense spokeswoman said in an interview with Breaking Defense.
The GMC Hummer EV, which is road-legal, has undergone a number of alterations, but its fundamentals are still the same. As a result, the eMCV has the same chassis as the civilian counterpart and is powered by a huge 212 kWh battery pack. Interestingly, a 12 kW diesel-powered generator has been added to the electric drivetrain, extending its range to around 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge. Additionally, according to GM Defense, the range may be increased by 100 miles (161 km) in just 12 minutes.
The eMCV also sports customized wheels and larger 37-inch off-road tires. Additionally, the brakes have undergone an unspecified alteration, and the revised bodywork helps to increase the approach and departure angles. In addition, it includes a 46-inch gun ring, swing side-arm mounts, Fox performance shocks, and a redesigned tubular roll cage. In order to assist it evade adversary discovery, the idea has been developed as a six-seater and has additional features known as Silent Watch and Silent Drive.
"The vehicle demonstrates GM Defense's ability to leverage advanced commercial technologies to help global defense and government customers transition to a more electric, autonomous, and connected future," GM Defense stated at the vehicle's unveiling. It states that "this is a technology and concept development vehicle that directly informs our ongoing Series Hybrid Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle development."