First Production 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV Raises $500,000 for Tread Lightly! at Barrett-Jackson
Sale contributes to organization’s mission of recreational stewardship and education
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Tread Lightly!, a non-profit dedicated to promoting outdoor recreation through stewardship and educational programs, will receive $500,000 from the sale of the first production unit of the 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan. 28, 2023. The non-profit will receive the full amount raised for the GMC HUMMER EV SUV, as Barrett-Jackson waived the fees and commissions typically associated with their collector vehicle auctions.
“We’re proud to support Tread Lightly! and their mission through the monumental sale of VIN 001 of the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV at Barrett-Jackson,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC. “We’re honored to start the year off with this donation to a great cause. With the continued support of Barrett-Jackson to make this donation 100 percent a charitable endeavor, proceeds will support Tread Lightly! and their mission of environmental conservation.”
Tread Lightly!’s goal is to balance the needs of the people who enjoy outdoor recreation with the need to maintain healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of wildlife across the nation. Funds from the first retail unit of the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV will be used to support its conservation mission as well as promote outdoor ethics and a sense of good stewardship in nature.
“We can’t thank the GMC brand and Barrett-Jackson enough for this amazing support,” said Matt Caldwell, Executive Director of Tread Lightly! “This funding will make numerous trail restorations projects and educational programs possible in areas across the country. These projects are at the heartbeat of what we do as we work to ‘protect the adventure’ for everyone.”
The GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV provides exceptional on-road performance and off-road capability, all powered by GM’s Ultium Platform.
- Three-motor e4WD drive system offering a GM-estimated up to 830 horsepower and 11,500 lb-ft of torque, enabling 0-60 mph sprints in approximately 3.5 seconds with standard Watts to Freedom1 (GM estimate).
- With a nearly 9-inch shorter wheelbase than the HUMMER EV Pickup, the HUMMER EV SUV has greater departure and breakover angles and a tighter turning circle of only 35.4 feet (10.8 meters) with Four-Wheel Steer.
- Signature standard CrabWalk feature2 with diagonal-drive functionality.
- 800-volt DC public fast charging3 capability of up to 300 kW (GM-estimate).
- Rear design unique to the SUV and incorporates a standard full-size spare tire mounted to a power swing-out tailgate.
- The 2024 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV launches with the exclusive Moonshot Green Matte exterior paint color.
With the HUMMER EV Pickup and SUV, and the recently revealed Sierra EV Denali Edition 15, GMC is the industry’s first brand to reveal three all-electric trucks.
Reservations of the GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 SUV are currently full. Initial production begins in early 2023 at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly4 — a nearly 40-year-old facility repurposed and retooled with a $2.2 billion investment devoted to electric vehicle production. Future production vehicles out of the factory, including the HUMMER EV Pickup, HUMMER EV SUV and the Sierra EV Denali Edition 1, will offer zero-tailpipe emissions.
GMC offers a range of premium trucks and SUVs designed and engineered to the highest standard. With vehicles like the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon, all-new Canyon and Sierra light-duty, as well as the world’s first all-electric supertruck the GMC HUMMER EV, our trucks and SUVs deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies, precise engineering and premium execution. Built on a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since since 1902, GMC now sells in a dozen countries across the world. Details on all models are available at www.gmc.com, Instagram at @GMC, Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.
1Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.
2Limited to low speeds. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.
3Requires use of publicly available 800-volt DC fast chargers.
4Of domestic and globally sourced parts.
5Sierra EV Denali Edition 1 available early 2024, by reservation only.