The GMC Hummer EV is about to be revealed on October 20th. Just in time for the spooky season!
By reading the title, you probably can take a guess as to why we mentioned spooky season. The new Hummer has the capability of moving sideways! This spectacular feature is respectfully called ‘crab mode.’
Crab mode basically uses all four wheels. They all move in the same direction by utilizing the rear-wheel-steering function.
This is something that people only think of in their minds. Yet, GMC is delivering this weird feature. The image of a car moving side-to-side can’t really form in our minds, however.
According to GMC, the feature is for off-road driving to help maneuverability. Much like the Rivian R1T’s “tank turn” feature, GMC better deliver something smooth.
GMC originally wanted to reveal this vehicle in May but was delayed. The actual deliveries of the GMC Hummer EV will begin in the fall of next year. HUMMER BUMMER!
But we understand with the pandemic that’s going on. At least they make it up with this feature we can’t stop thinking about.
Although we can’t really think of a reason for a car to operate diagonally. But then we must ask ourselves, why not?
Maybe it can help get out of mud with more ease? Or actually be able to drive on rougher grounds like sand? Interesting!
Speaking of sand, the new teaser video shows the electric truck driving on a beach. Sweet move. That answers some more questions.
On top of the reveal, you’ll be able to make a reservation for the Hummer pickup on the same date. GMC is also expecting to make an SUV version that may have these functions as the Hummer EV.
Definitely stay tuned with GMC for more updates!