First Electric Hummer In New England Hits The Road In Wakefield

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The first Hummer EV in New England drove its first miles on the road on Thursday.

The Albrecht Buick GMC of Wakefield made the sale, and before handing the keys over to its new owner, posted a video on YouTube highlighting the vehicle's features.

According to GMC, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck model is completely powered by electricity while keeping its signature off-road capabilities and losing any sound of an ignition startup.

A lawyer from Lynn named Audai Cote purchased the first New England Hummer EV.

"I wasn't sure if it was a real thing, but here we are. It's a cool day and a cool truck," Cote said.

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Albrecht Buick GMC of Wakefield Owner George Albrecht Jr. was ecstatic to see the Hummer EV model in-person.

"It stays true to what people recognize as the traditional Hummer, but they have added a lot of great technology and cool stuff," Albrecht said. GMC said that one of those features includes the "CrabWalk" which allows for the Hummer EV to drive diagonally at low speeds, as its rear wheels can turn the same ten degrees in either direction.

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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