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GMC Hummer EV: Reveal Date and Crab Mode Confirmed

2021 Hummer EV Truck Might Be Able To Crab Walk Around The Competition

2021 Hummer EV Truck Crabwalk

GMC’s EV “supertruck” is set to be revealed on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020. At that time you will also be able to make a reservation for your very own 2021 Hummer EV truck. Oh, and besides insane numbers like 1,000 hp the new GMC electric-truck will also have “Crabwalk” mode.

The all-new Hummer brand vehicles haven’t even arrived yet and they’re already making us do a double-take!

Check out the latest GMC Hummer EV truck teaser video:

Hummer EV Crabwalk Mode

GMC continues to trickle out new features of the truck. The latest reveal is “Crabwalk” mode. GMC has this to say about it: “Crab Mode is enabled by the Hummer EV’s four-wheel steering capability, allowing it to move diagonally – functionality that is tailor-made for off-roading customers.”

Independent four-wheel power control is becoming the standard on EV trucks like the Rivian and Bollinger, but four-wheel-steering is still pretty rare. None of the crop of forthcoming EV trucks have yet claimed that they can “move diagonally.” Being able to pivot in place like Rivian’s “Tank Turn” is impressive, but being able to move diagonally AND turn is super tight circles, like it sounds like the new Hummer can do, is even more impressive. It’s also way more useful off-road when maneuvering in tight places. Think about how easy parallel parking the big truck will be in the city as well!

To see all the other details we know so far check out our Hummer EV Supertruck Teaser story.

PS: Did you notice in the video that the truck had no roof? The roofless lifestyle vehicles like the Gladiator, Wrangler, and Bronco have some competition!

2021 Hummer EV Truck Crabwalk

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AutoWise Editor-in-Chief Bryon Dorr has been a lifelong automotive enthusiast. From the supercar posters on his childhood walls to the massive Hot Wheels/Matchbox collection, Bryon has been dreaming about automotive adventures his entire life. For the past decade+ Bryon has pursued a career in automotive photography and journalism. He's worked for a wide range of the top outlets in the overland, off-road, adventure motorcycle, and general automotive media. His current household automotive quiver includes a custom overland 2013 GX460, a 2020 Ioniq Electric, and a 2006 KTM 950 Adv. He recently sold his 996TT, and is on the hunt for a new performance car.