Take a full photo tour of the new electric Hummer, which costs $113,000, weighs 4.5 tons, and can drive sideways

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider
  • The 2022 GMC Hummer EV is a whole new kind of electric vehicle.

  • Much like the old gas-guzzling Hummer it's based on, it's big, brash, expensive, and flashy.

  • I drove the $113,000 electric pickup and saw all of its bold styling and interesting features firsthand.

Electric cars now come in all shapes and sizes — and you don't need to buy a slinky Tesla or an egg-shaped Nissan if you want to go green.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

One new model exemplifies this new world better than any other: The 2022 GMC Hummer EV.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

The new pickup truck may run on clean electricity, but it's far from a rational, zero-emission choice like a Chevy Bolt or a Nissan Leaf.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

It eats those cars for breakfast.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Instead, the new Hummer EV — like the old one — is huge, expensive, in-your-face, and not particularly efficient.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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It's less about going green — and more about feeling like a badass while doing so.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

I got to drive the hulking new EV and am here to give you a full tour.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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GMC loaned me a Hummer EV Edition 1, the first model available. It costs $113,000 and comes loaded up with every imaginable option.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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GMC says some slightly cheaper options are coming. Someday, an $80,000 base model will hit dealerships.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Let's talk looks.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

The Hummer is an intimidating collection of right angles that harkens back to the original, military-inspired model that became an icon in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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It's tall, impossibly wide, and super chunky — almost like it's made of Legos.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

It says "HUMMER" across its LED light bar. At each end, there's an "H."

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

It rides on huge, knobby tires and comes with off-road features like underbody armor and recovery hooks.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

The Hummer's stats put some of the finest Ferraris and Lamborghinis to shame.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

The truck claims to crank out 1,000 horsepower from three motors. Most EVs have one or two.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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Pin your right foot to the floor and the massive Hummer takes off way quicker than anyone would expect from a 9,000-pound tank.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

According to GMC, the Hummer can hit 60 mph in an astonishing three seconds when switched into "Watts to Freedom" (WTF) mode.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

And it feels big on the road, too. Visibility out of the Hummer isn't great, and the roofs of any regular-sized cars barely graze the bottom of the truck's windows.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Fortunately, the Edition 1 comes with an extensive system of cameras.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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The truck provides a birds-eye view (which is great for parking lots) and a whole bunch of other live feeds, including of what's under the truck.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Once you get past the fear of crushing everything in sight, you notice that the ride quality is remarkably smooth and pleasant.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Climb inside — emphasis on climb, because the Hummer is about one story off the ground — and you'll note an interior that's just as loud and bold as the truck's exterior.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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The Edition 1 has designs that reference the Moon's surface, a nod to GM's work on the Apollo 15 lunar rover.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

It also boasts a big touchscreen with colorful graphics that remind you more of a flashy video game than a regular infotainment system.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Inside, the Hummer features gold-colored accents scattered throughout …

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

… a row of serious-looking switches …

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

… and a big back seat.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

The back seats have hidden storage.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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You can also toss things in the Hummer's five-foot bed, which in my test vehicle was largely taken up by two full-sized spare tires.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

And then there's the front trunk, a cavernous bonus area perfect for anything you don't want to get rained on.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

In my truck, the frunk came outfitted with foam trays meant to hold the Hummer's removable roof sections on a sunny day.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Dropping the Hummer's top is as easy as undoing four latches to unlock four glass panels.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

Along with the so-called "Infinity Roof," the Hummer EV's other big, standout feature is "Crab Walk."

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

In that mode, the rear wheels swivel the same direction as the front ones, allowing you to drive diagonally in off-road situations.

The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

But since this is a six-figure, luxury vehicle that most owners won't take off the pavement, don't be surprised if you see a Hummer EV zig-zagging down Rodeo Drive in the near future.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.Tim Levin/Insider

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