NAEV to Transform Military Humvees into High-Performance Electric Hummers

shawn By On 01/07/2024 at 10:10

In Electric Cars

In an exciting development for electric vehicle enthusiasts, North American Electric Vehicles (NAEV), a Canadian EV conversion shop, has announced ambitious plans to build an electric Hummer using Tesla components.

NAEV Military Hummers

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The company intends to convert former military Humvees, famously known as the original civilian Hummer H1, into powerful electric vehicles dubbed the Cyber-Hummer.

NAEV's flagship model, the Executive Edition, will feature a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain, boasting an impressive 1,000 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. This setup will enable the Cyber-Hummer to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a remarkable 2.5 seconds. The vehicle will be equipped with a 75-kWh battery pack, providing an estimated range of up to 300 miles. NAEV plans to support both CCS and NACS fast-charging standards, ensuring versatility and convenience for owners.

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The company sources its Humvees from surplus auctions and utilizes secondhand Tesla components for the conversion. The transformation involves removing all internal combustion engine-related components, such as the transmission, fuel system, exhaust system, transfer case, geared hubs, and original cast-iron suspension components. This extensive modification reduces the vehicle's curb weight to an estimated 4,500 pounds, significantly lighter than the factory-built Hummer H1 and nearly half the weight of a new GMC Hummer EV. As a result, the Cyber-Hummer can be registered as a Class 1 vehicle for on-road use, though it may not offer the same luxury as the GMC Hummer EV.

NAEV enhances the Cyber-Hummer with a "hybrid" independent suspension system, incorporating new in-house components and parts sourced from Tesla. This setup provides an impressive 15 inches of ground clearance, and the Executive Edition will come with all-terrain tires mounted on 20-inch alloy wheels, ensuring superior off-road capabilities.

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The Executive Edition Cyber-Hummer is priced at $139,900. NAEV also plans to offer two additional versions: the Baja, priced at $98,900, and the Commander, priced at $119,900. Customers can expect a build time of approximately six months after placing an order, with NAEV aiming to produce 328 vehicles annually.

With its innovative approach and use of Tesla components, NAEV's Cyber-Hummer promises to be a game-changer in the electric vehicle market, offering a unique blend of military ruggedness and cutting-edge electric performance.

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