There’s plenty to talk about following the GMC Hummer EV’s debut on Tuesday. GMC says this electric giant makes 1,000 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque (which is super misleading), which allows the Hummer EV to accelerate to 60 mph in just 3 seconds. That’s damn quick folks, and it’s achievable thanks to the truck’s oddly named Watts to Freedom mode.

GMC describes Watts to Freedom as « a driver-selectable immersive experience that unleashes the full acceleration capability of the EV propulsion system. » In other words, it’s launch control. Selecting Watts to Freedom lowers the Hummer’s ride height by 2 inches and puts the three-motor electric drivetrain on full attack.

Considering the Hummer EV’s huge size, a 3-second 0-to-60 time is no small feat. For comparison, a Tesla Model X with Ludicrous Mode will hit 60 mph in a manufacturer-estimated 2.6 seconds, but that’s a much smaller vehicle.

We can’t help but ponder the Watts to Freedom name. The play on « WTF » is obvious, but we’re assuming the suits at General Motors wouldn’t let that one fly without a backronym.

Watts to Freedom is just one of a number of neat tricks the GMC Hummer EV has up its sleeve. The big electric truck also has a four-wheel CrabWalk function and the latest version of GM’s Super Cruise driver-assistance technology. You can read all about the new Hummer EV here.

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World news – US – WTF, mate: Here’s the GMC Hummer EV’s Watts to Freedom launch mode in action – Roadshow

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