GMC Teases ‘Crab Mode’ For Hummer EV, Shows New Logo
Since GM announced that it would resurrect the Hummer name as an electric vehicle under its GMC brand, new details about the model continue to emerge. There have been countless rumors about the Hummer, as GMC continues to tease the model. The latter doesn’t show the Hummer – instead, it reveals a badge for “Crab Mode,” a new feature the Hummer EV will offer.
The details of what exactly “Crab Mode” entails are elusive. In July, a GMC video mentioned the mode, but the company did not explain what it was. Another source of speculation is the Crab Mode logo that GMC revealed today. It’s a mechanical-looking crab with a tri-cut body, which likely represents the three electric motors that will be available in the top offering. GMC will offer the Hummer with different performance levels, ranges and price points.
GMC teased the mode with a Tweet that read, “True Revolutionaries Forge Their Own Direction.” Pairing the Tweet with the smooth logo would make the Hummer look like it’s moving in a unique way as crabs can’t move forward with speed. Their legs are attached to the sides of their body and lean outward, which is why you see crabs scurrying to the side so often – this is the fastest way for them to avoid predators. We don’t know which predators the Hummer is trying to escape, so we’re interested in seeing what Crab Mode does.
This leads us to wonder if this would be similar to Rivani’s Tank Turn / Tank Steer feature that allows the Rivian R1T to perform a zero radius turn. While the functionality is neat, we don’t know if it would be useful in the real world. We don’t know if the Hummer Crab mode will be similar or if it will allow the truck to move sideways, which would seem quite complicated to complete. What we do know is that we’ll know more when GMC unveils the model this fall before it goes on sale next year. Until then, we have a cool logo to digest. Take a look and see if you can find any Easter eggs that we might be missing.