GM Defense President Steve duMont talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks on Nov. 8, 2021 at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Mich.
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WARREN, Mich. – General Motors plans to produce a military prototype vehicle based off the forthcoming GMC Hummer EV in 2022, officials told CNBC.
The plan is an early, but important, step in commercializing the automaker’s electric vehicle business, including a Hummer-based “electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle,” or eLRV, for potential use by the Army, according to GM Defense President Steve duMont.
“The Army’s very excited about the fact that we’re investing in this,” he told CNBC during an interview…