The waiting list for the General Motors new electric Hummer is now up to 77,000 buyers and despite this, General Motors are only producing 12 vehicles a day. Production began more than six months ago, and is therefore, taking an unusually slow pace. 

GM first revealed the Hummer EV back in October 2020 which was its first-electric pickup truck which was aimed to be a competitor in the fast-growing market. 

Hummers rose to fame after being used in the Gulf war in the early 1990s. However, the huge vehicles weighed 10,000 pounds, averaging less than 10 miles a gallon and production ended in 2009 when GM filed for bankruptcy.  

Sources have said that the company has spent $2.2 billion renovating its Detroit factory, which has around 700 workers, to manufacture the vehicle. 

According to a newspaper source, their EV development is significantly slower because the vehicle is being built from scratch, using a new platform 

It is said that production will speed up when the company starts using its own batteries that will be produced in Ohio rather than buying them in. 

The car will start at $85,000 to $110,000 depending on the model. The rising prices of electric vehicles is of no surprise, as the demand for raw materials such as nickel, lithium and cobalt, is getting significantly higher as production of electric vehicles rises.