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]