The electric Hummer isn’t as great for the environment as you might think — and it proves not all EVs are created equal

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1.
If you think driving a pint-sized Nissan Leaf is as good for the planet as driving a huge electric Hummer, think again. 
The GMC Hummer EV uses significantly more electricity than other EVs, meaning it produces more pollution upstream. 
The electric Hummer weighs 9,000 pounds and its battery weighs as much as a Honda Civic.

The new electric Hummer rolls through town without a deafening engine rumble or a cloud of toxic fumes, but it doesn’t exactly tread lightly. 

The colossal truck weighs an astonishing 9,000 pounds. (Think two Toyota Tacomas, three Honda Civics, or 24 Shaquille O’Neals.) Moreover, the GMC Hummer EV is in many ways a supersized gas guzzler for a new era. It repackages many of the same flaws of hulking SUVs and trucks of years past — and proves not all zero-emission cars are created equal.

EVs can be energy guzzlers too

On the whole, electric cars use less energy than gas-powered ones. But they aren’t all equally efficient. 


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