The upcoming electric SUV, which will only start sales in 2023 as a 2024 model, will be able to charge not only other cars of the American brand, but also various electric cars.
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV will get a new feature – a power plant generator, although technically it’s not quite a generator. The SUV will go on sale in 2023 and GMC says the generator will eventually be available on a pickup truck due out this fall. This technology could be a “leap” in the era of electric vehicles.
The new Hummers are electric, and GM says it will get special equipment to charge other electric vehicles. So electric SUV drivers may be saved by a friendly Hummer. GMC did not specify the battery size for each model, but did state that the largest Ultium battery will hold 200.0 kWh.
The capacity of the SUV is expected to be around 167.0 kWh. In a typical Level 1 (120 V) or Level 2 (240 V) charging, alternating current (AC) is converted to direct current (DC) and this energy is stored in the battery. The power plant generator uses an inverter to convert DC power from the battery back to AC power so that it can power other equipment connected to its standard J1772 charging port.
Its output power is up to 25 amps or 3.0 kW to power 120 volt devices or up to 6.0 kW at 240 volts, although 240 volts can only be used to charge other electric vehicles.
The F-150 generator, which uses an internal combustion engine to generate power, is available in three power ratings of 2.0kW, 2.4kW or 7.2kW, and only the most powerful of these offers 240V output .
When asked if the upcoming Silverado electric pickup will also offer a Power Station generator, a brand spokesman only said the new product was “purpose-built from the ground up as an electric full-size pickup truck and will be competitive in the market.” Since this is the same battery platform, this is definitely possible.