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Hummer may return as electric truck brand, report says



Hummer may soon return from the dead – with an electric shock.

Reuters said on Friday that General Motors will begin production of a line of upscale SUVs and SUVs in 2021 that could include a Hummer restart, according to sources familiar with the plans.

Austrian company Kreisel Electric has turned the Hummer H1 into an electric vehicle.

Austrian company Kreisel Electric has turned the Hummer H1 into an electric vehicle.
(Lisi Niesner / Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The trucks would be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck factory, which had not been "allocated" prior to the start of ongoing negotiations with United Auto Works, Reuters reported.

GM filed the Hummer mark in 2010 during its bailout-backed resurgence of bankruptcy.

In June, General Motors president Mark Reuss said "I love the Hummer" and that the electric truck market is "huge".

"There may be places to go first that are not just heavy-duty trucks but more off-road style and capacity," he said at the time.

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General Motors has only publicly confirmed that it will introduce an electric pickup truck at an unspecified date.

According to Reuters sources, the plan is to start small-scale production of a pickup truck by 2021, followed by a high-performance model by 2022 and an SUV by 2023.

No final decision was made on the use of the Hummer name, but some of the vehicles would be sold under the GMC and Cadillac brands.

Additional details will likely be included when the union contract is terminated.

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