WTF, mate: Here’s the GMC Hummer EV’s Watts to Freedom launch mode in action – Roadshow

There’s loads to speak about following the GMC Hummer EV’s debut on Tuesday. GMC says this electrical large makes 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque (which is super misleading), which permits the Hummer EV to speed up to 60 mph in simply Three seconds. That is rattling fast of us, and it is achievable due to the truck’s oddly named Watts to Freedom mode.

GMC describes Watts to Freedom as “a driver-selectable immersive expertise that unleashes the total acceleration functionality of the EV propulsion system.” In different phrases, it is launch management. Choosing Watts to Freedom lowers the Hummer’s experience peak by 2 inches and places the three-motor electrical drivetrain on full assault.

Contemplating the Hummer EV’s big dimension, a 3-second 0-to-60 time is not any small feat. For comparability, a Tesla Model X with Ludicrous Mode will hit 60 mph in a manufacturer-estimated 2.6 seconds, however that is a a lot smaller automobile.

We won’t assist however ponder the Watts to Freedom identify. The play on “WTF” is apparent, however we’re assuming the fits at Basic Motors would not let that one fly with out a backronym.

Watts to Freedom is only one of a variety of neat methods the GMC Hummer EV has up its sleeve. The massive electrical truck additionally has a four-wheel CrabWalk operate and the most recent model of GM’s Tremendous Cruise driver-assistance expertise. You can read all about the new Hummer EV here.

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Steven Ewing