Next-Gen ‘Supertruck’: Documentary Covers Wild Story of GMC Hummer EV

GMC and A&E Network teamed up to create the new documentary ‘Revolution: GMC Hummer EV,’ which airs on March 27 on The History Channel.

The trailer for this new documentary was just released, and we’re intrigued. The GMC Hummer EV “supertruck” is an impressive piece of machinery, and the testing, engineering, and manufacturing programs to create it are no doubt equally as impressive.

We’re excited to see this documentary and get some more insights into how features like Crab Walk and WTF Mode came about. We’re also excited to get an inside look at GM’s testing, development, design, and manufacturing facilities and processes.

What to Expect & Where to Watch

The first 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup Edition 1 exits Factory ZERO
The first 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup Edition 1 exits Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan. VIN 001 sold for $2.5 million to benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation on March 2021 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction; (photo/Jeffrey Sauger for General Motors)

There’s so much that goes into modern vehicles, especially cutting-edge vehicles like the Hummer EV truck. This documentary promises to take viewers from inception to the start of production of the supertruck. An inside look at the Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant will also be included.

Following The History Channel premiere on March 27 at 11 a.m. ET, there will be an encore of this documentary on FYI on March 31 at 9 p.m. ET. It will also be available through streaming services Hulu and on March 27.

If you don’t have access to any of those services, you can watch it on GMC’s YouTube channel starting on April 3.

What Is a ‘Supertruck’?

The current supertruck has to be the RAM 1500 TRX, as it is bonkers fun on and off road. It also offers grandeur and comfort normally reserved for top luxury cars.

With that said, it doesn’t come close to matching the crazy performance numbers on offer with the self-proclaimed supertruck GMC Hummer EV.

The Hummer EV looks to be the next-gen ultimate American pickup. It combines all that we love about big American trucks. Plus, it holds so much of the promise that a battery-electric drivetrain has to offer.


Be sure to check out our hands-on review of the GMC Hummer EV and how it stacks up against the also impressive Rivian R1T.

We’ll get more time behind the wheel of this new electric pickup later this month, including on some proper off-road terrain. So stay tuned for more.

Bryon Dorr

Bryon Dorr is the Motors Editor of GearJunkie. He has been writing about overland travel, off-road vehicles, whitewater kayaks, and outdoor and travel gear for 11+ years, with over 2-years of that at Lola Digital Media. Prior to his current role, he freelanced across a wide range of outdoor, automotive, and travel media outlets, both online and in print, as well as with a wide range of commercial clients as a photographer, social media marketer, and copy editor. Based in Portland, Oregon, Dorr is an avid kayaker, cyclist, skier/snowboarder, runner, and photographer. When not outdoors doing human-powered adventures you’ll find him behind the wheel or bars of something with a motor and wheels or enjoying a dark craft beer with friends.