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2020-10-20 12:57:07 PM  
6 votes:
But....why?

Hummers have always been obnoxious, garbage vehicles.  They're terrible off-road, and frankly not really any better on the road. Uncomfortable, ridiculously heavy, poorly made with parts not designed to deal with a 3 ton vehicle, shiatty brakes, terrible ground clearance, it's a pretty exhaustive list when you're looking at all the reasons the Hummer was never capable of doing what it pretended it could.

Now, a Humvee on the other hand....but a civilian Hummer? Why?  Nobody bought them the first time around.  Remember when you stopped making them because of poor sales numbers?  It wasn't (entirely) because of the awful fuel economy and rising gas prices, it was because they sucked.  At everything.
 
2020-10-20 3:13:10 PM  
4 votes:

Bslim: People still buy Hummers?


Guys will always pay for hummers.
 
2020-10-20 2:17:41 PM  
4 votes:
GM is finally doing something right, they resurrected a dead brand to build a low volume ultra expensive vehicle as a proof of concept think of it like selling 10,000 prototypes. If it has teething problems no big deal it's not a Denali or Silverado, it will be expensive and have a limited audience. Those are all good things to get us reliable electric pickups in a few years.
 
2020-10-20 2:27:47 PM  
3 votes:

tobcc: I want a decent hybrid truck.  I live in the suburbs. I have a Nissan Frontier that gets used to haul stuff a couple of times a month.   I dont want a tank.  I dont go 4 wheeling.  Most folks with trucks dont.  I go to and from work, I go to Costco on Saturday.   I help the neighbor move a washing machine.  I take yard waste in.   I only need 4WD for the dozen or so times it snows in the winter.

I was really hoping that the 2021 Honda Ridgeline was going to get the hybrid power option, but nope.   I also dont want to spend $60+ on a F150 hybrid.   How about a midsize, AWD, Hybrid with a 4 Banger.  Hell Toyota should go back to its roots and just a small truck with the Corolla power plant.


What you and you neighbors need is a Community truck or two.
 
2020-10-20 1:23:19 PM  
3 votes:
Finally a vehicle for the douchebag with a micropenis!
 
2020-10-20 12:55:08 PM  
2 votes:
If you asked me to list the truck / offroad platforms I'd be interested to see converted to electrics, I can't think of one that I'd rank below Hummer.

Tacoma
F-150
S-71
Tundra
Bronco
Ram
Ridgeline
Wrangler
Pilot
4Runner
FJ
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.
.
Hummer
 
2020-10-21 9:27:57 AM  
1 vote:
The guys at Engineering Explained got a sneak preview of this thing and put out a good in-depth review.

Looks like a pretty cool piece of tech.

I'm trying to imagine the feeling you'd get from spending north of $100k to look at that tired steering wheel and gear shifter all day long.
 
2020-10-20 2:17:41 PM  
1 vote:
I want a decent hybrid truck.  I live in the suburbs. I have a Nissan Frontier that gets used to haul stuff a couple of times a month.   I dont want a tank.  I dont go 4 wheeling.  Most folks with trucks dont.  I go to and from work, I go to Costco on Saturday.   I help the neighbor move a washing machine.  I take yard waste in.   I only need 4WD for the dozen or so times it snows in the winter.

I was really hoping that the 2021 Honda Ridgeline was going to get the hybrid power option, but nope.   I also dont want to spend $60+ on a F150 hybrid.   How about a midsize, AWD, Hybrid with a 4 Banger.  Hell Toyota should go back to its roots and just a small truck with the Corolla power plant.
 
2020-10-20 1:27:19 PM  
1 vote:

H31N0US: If you asked me to list the truck / offroad platforms I'd be interested to see converted to electrics, I can't think of one that I'd rank below Hummer.


Similarly, if you asked me to come up with a Fark headline for a story about an electric Hummer, I can't think of one that I'd rank below this one.

Can anyone explain the joke? Article is about GM and Detroit is referenced in the headline, I get that part. An electric car and the energy-inefficient Hummer is a mashup, I get that part. Where does Dave Matthews come in? Ukeleles? So confused.
 
2020-10-20 11:30:51 AM  
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