• Apr 8, 2010
Sure enough, someone out there still wants Hummer. According to a report by The Car Connection, Raser Technologies has put multiple bids in for the General Motors Earth-squishing trucks – both before and after the failed bid from China's Sichuan-Tengzhong. Raser Technologies made a name for itself by converting an H3 into a plug-in hybrid not too long ago, and if the company managed to gain control of the future of the Hummer brand, you could bet your biscuits it wouldn't be too long before a hybrid truck made its way into showrooms.

Raser Technologies already has a prototype extended-range EV platform – the same tech fitted into the electrified H3. According to the company, the truck can cruise up to 40 miles on electric-only power, and should be capable of close to 100 mpg by the time everything's said and done. There's some speculation that GM is shy about handing Hummer over to Raser because of the potential threat to Detroit's own extended-range EV program, though we find that one tough to swallow.

For now, it looks like a dead end for Hummer. With GM already switching off the lights and sallying forth with the wind down, it doesn't look good for the brand, but as we learned with Saab, there's always hope. We'll keep you posted on the next on again/off again deal.

[Source: The Car Connection]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Kill it with fire!
        • 4 Years Ago
        For the sake of the world, I hope that was your plan for suicide...
      • 4 Years Ago
      SAVE HUMMER
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll give them $20.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Came here to offer $8.

        It appears things are already too rich for my blood.
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you'd be overpaying! *Snicker!*
      • 4 Years Ago
      because the Hummer name will still sell. if you do it right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I dont think that GM had any serious intention of selling Hummer and I hope they meet the same fate.
      • 4 Years Ago
      its sad GM and the government can spend millions, oh wait make that billions, of dollars repairing their own mistakes, but cant use any money to mold the Hummer brand into a GMC off-roader CALLED A HOSING HUMMER that gets 20-25 mpg... i dont understand it at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really, I hope they allow the sale. Hummer may not be the best brand, but it isn't the worst by far.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In the right hands, Hummer could be a moneymaking niche brand. downsize and lighten the vehicles, give them hybrid and diesel power and make them super capable off-road and people will buy enough of them for a long time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        A Duramax diesel powered H2 would make me very happy, or even that' 4.5L Duramax (that they dropped) in the H3. :D
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