Honestly! Who gives a damn! What we *do* need is diminutive, affordable, efficient and *available* EVs for the masses. The first company to crack that market will clean up.
The manufacturers will make sure that all manner of cars and trucks will be available for the market. The "eco-friendly green" revolution in the auto world has already begun to prep the masses to keep on buying. The competition is fierce and will only get heavier.
martinwinlow - Why diminutive?
Alright! Just what I need on a freeways full of hybrid ankle-biters during rush hour!
Nothing like a "gas efficient vehicle" for the rich eh? What do you think will happen to gas prices when we suck gas at that rate?? Disgusting!!
Thank you for the story. Please keep us current on any new facts or pics. I would prefer it to be affordable and reliable with great corrosion-resistance. We still a lot of newer cars covered in rust. New cars cost more than I paid for a house 15 years ago. Its a runaway train.
In terms of marketing, I think this is a good idea. Anyone who follows BEVs knows that adding power to an electric vehicle adds little weight or space, so why not? An under-powered EV is a bad move by the engineering or marketing department. What better way to show the potential for electric than with a beast of a Hummer.
American car makers can't cut a break with some people. I think It's a great idea. They are taking one right out of Elon Musk's Execution Book: Make a big/fast/flashy expensive Showroom Queen and then follow up with the everyman truck that still has a little bit of the splash...

Look at how effective the GMC Syclone was, back in 1991 (it was a lot of fun to drive too)... Or the Buick Grand National... or the Mustang GT...

It's a nice spin on the ole' Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday.

Bring on the electrified BEASTS!
Yakov Dragunov
We had 'dimunitive' once. It did not sell well except to little old ladies who only drove it to church on Sundays. It was called the 'Baker Electric'. It's problem was lack of battery technology. Course it was verrry ahead of its time so it got a lot less play than the 'Airflow Chrysler' of the 1930s. The old Bakers , produced from 1899 to 1913 pioneered shaft drive as well. With the primitive lead-zinc batteries installed, it weighed in over 3000 pounds. Narrow tires made turns a bit...hazardous! The high price drove all but the rich old ladies away. That said, those old ladies were the first "Little Old Ladies from Pasadena" when they started beating all the other cars in races unless they lost it on turns and crashed.
And the best news is that GMC guarantees the mileage of the 400kW batteries. Yup, 34 miles per fill-up or your money back, folks! (Does not include performance runs, such as 0-60 in 3s.)