GMC's Hummer EV sells extremely well, new pickup truck orders won't be delivered until 2024
Due to the well-documented supply chain issues in the automotive industry, the delivery times of brand new electric cars keep skyrocketing with no improvement in sight. We previously reported on the inevitable delay of Volkswagen's upcoming VW ID.5 launch due to missing wiring harnesses sourced from Ukraine, and now the American automaker GMC has officially admitted that it will not be able to meet demand for its new electric Hummer EV pickup truck and SUV for the foreseeable future.
After the very first Hummer EV was delivered to a lucky customer back in December, the model has apparently become extremely popular among truck and SUV buyers. According to a report by Electrek, the Michigan-based company has confirmed that it has already received more than 65,000 reservations for the electric Hummer, which has consequently pushed the estimated delivery of new orders of the pickup truck variant back to 2024. On the other hand, new buyers of the SUV model will have to wait until 2023 to take a seat in their gigantic EV.
GMC further noted that a whopping 95 percent of Hummer EV reservations have been converted into orders so far, which has obviously surpassed even the most optimistic expectations. Even though the American automaker is diligently working on expediting the production of its battery-powered vehicle, the incredibly large backlog might deter some impatient buyers from ordering the fairly unique electric truck. In terms of price, the currently available model variants of the Hummer EV still start at an MSRP of $108,700.
Electrek, Image: GMC