Newlyweds, bridal party celebrate on side of I-196 when limo erupts in flames
OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Newlyweds Brendan and Isabel Kiel, standing on the I-196 shoulder with their bridal party, made the best of it when their rented Hummer limousine burst into flames. A wedding photographer documented the bridal party before, during and after the fire – including shots posing with Jamestown Township firefighters and Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies and cooling off in a patrol car. The bridal party was headed to Kollen Park in Holland for photos before the reception at nearby Port 393, overlooking Lake Macatawa. The Kiels and their bridal party got out. It was definitely more memorable.”After the reception, the wedding party went to a bar where the bride showed her burned identification.mlive.com
Girl, 14, seriously injured after multi-vehicle crash in Lapeer County
MAYFIELD TWP., MICH – A 67-year-old Lapeer County man faces several charges in connection with a pair of crashes over the weekend, including one that seriously injured two people. Authorities from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were called out around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, to a non-injury crash near the intersection of Fish Lake and Byers Road in Mayfield Township. During the crash, the Lincoln launched forward and hit the back of a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado, police said. He remains lodged in the Lapeer County Jail on a $500,000 cash/surety bond. The crash remains under investigation by Lapeer County Sheriff’s deputies.mlive.com
Crash kills 1, injures 2 in Jackson County, police say
JACKSON COUNTY, MI -- A woman was killed and two others were injured in a rear-end crash this weekend in Blackman Township. Officers had to extricate the driver of the Trax, as well as a passenger in the vehicle -- a 63-year-old Jackson woman, Jester said. The 57-year-old driver of the Trax, Regina Ann Cook of Jackson, suffered fatal injuries in the crash, Jester said. Blackman-Leoni was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office at the scene. Once the investigation is complete, a report will be sent to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible charges, Jester said.mlive.com
GMC raises $2.5 million for mortgage-free homes for injured veterans
The first production GMC HUMMER EV supertruck was sold at the 2021 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction for $2.5 million. DETROIT – The Saturday auction of the first GMC HUMMER EV has brought in more than $2 million for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The auction fees and commissions have been waived for the $2.5 million auction sale, so the entire amount can go toward the nonprofit. It builds mortgage-free, accessible smart homes for the most catastrophically-injured veterans and provides mortgage-free homes for Gold Star families and the families of first responders killed in the line of duty. The HUMMER EV Edition 1 is the specially appointed and fully equipped launch model of GMC’s first full-electric vehicle.
Magna announces $70 million EV battery facility for Michigan
Magna International is breaking ground on a $70 million manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Mich. where it plans to build complex battery enclosures for the all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV. This investment is expected to create 304 jobs in St. Clair over the next five years. AdIn St. Clair, Magna said it plans to construct a 345,000-square-foot facility with the ability to support an expansion of up to 1,000,000 square feet. AdMeanwhile, it was announced earlier this year that the Hummer EV would be built under the GMC brand name at GM’s “Factory Zero” facility at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. That was announced right after GM said it would invest more than $2 billion in Detroit to manufacture electric vehicles.
Eggnog not your cup of tea? Try this Detroit cocktail instead!
It’s the original adult milkshake comprised of ice cream and coffee-flavored booze. Now, while this drink is not kid-friendly, it is very easy to make and all you need is ice, vanilla ice cream, Kahlua, and light rum. Little did I know at the time but this delicious creamy cocktail was first created in Detroit in the 1960s. This drink is now known worldwide and in London, they call it The Detroit Hummer, while in Germany they call it Sir Jerome, after Jerome Adams. Without any further ado, here is how you make it:Michelle’s Take on a HummerIngredients3-5 Ice cubes2 Scoops of good vanilla ice cream1.5 oz.
Armed men arrested near Philadelphia vote counting location
A parking violation envelope is affixed to the windshield of a Hummer vehicle parked near the Pennsylvania Convention Center where votes are being counted, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police said Friday they arrested two men Thursday for not having permits to carry firearms near the center. Police said the men acknowledged that the Hummer spotted by officers near the center was was their vehicle. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Armed men arrested near Philadelphia vote counting location
Police said Friday they arrested two men Thursday for not having permits to carry firearms near the center. Police said the men acknowledged that the Hummer spotted by officers near the center was was their vehicle. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)PHILADELPHIA – Two men armed with loaded handguns were arrested Thursday near the Philadelphia convention center where an ongoing vote count could decide the presidential election, police said. Officers stopped the men about a block from the vehicle, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said. A woman with the men was not arrested, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.
GMC Hummer EV: 5 things to know about GM's first electric 'supertruck'
Here are five things you should know about the Hummer EV sport utility truck, or SUT:ProfitableGM President Mark Reuss said Wednesday morning that the automaker expects the GMC Hummer EV SUT to be profitable from the start of production. Initial availability of the Hummer EV pickup next fall will start at $112,595, including destination charges, for a launch version called the "Edition 1." UltiumThe Hummer EV will be the first vehicle to market with GM's next-generation EV platform and batteries, known as Ultium. 2022 GMC Hummer EV sport utility truck GMAutomakers spend the better part of a decade – historically between five and seven years – on new vehicle programs. General Motors unveiled the 2022 GMC Hummer EV sport utility truck, or SUT, online and during national television broadcasts on Oct. 20, 2020.cnbc.com
An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms
On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, the company's GMC brand introduced the new electric Hummer pickup, with a high-end version due in showrooms sometime in the fall of 2021. General Motors is among them, and on Tuesday its GMC brand introduced a new electric Hummer pickup, with a high-end version due in showrooms sometime in the fall of next year. Even with the large number of electric trucks coming, Ibara sees SUVs as the big market for consumers. But the electric trucks also could appeal to businesses, which could unload gasoline costs in favor of cheaper electricity in many places. The new electric Hummer should appeal to those seeking to stand apart from others, Williamson said.
GM's official run at Tesla starts with its electric Hummer debut Tuesday night
GM's EV Day showcased about a dozen of the automaker's upcoming electric vehicles, including pickup and SUV versions of the GMC Hummer. The Hummer pickup is scheduled to be unveiled Tuesday at 8 p.m. I think it'll become a symbol of what's possible with electric," GMC Vice President Duncan Aldred told CNBC. The GMC truck and SUV brand has become a profitable workhorse for the Detroit automaker with an affluent and educated customer base. "Hummer EV will just add on that," Aldred said, citing the success of the brand's off-road AT4 brand.cnbc.com
GM to launch Hummer EV with splashy World Series and social media ad blitz next week
General Motors is launching a splashy new ad blitz next week for the global debut of its all-electric GMC Hummer in an attempt to reach 80% of U.S. adults. "It's really designed to make a really big noise in the market and really announce the arrival of the Hummer EV." Such an advertising push speaks to the importance of the upcoming Hummer to GM. A shell of the new GMC Hummer EV pickup pulled from a teaser video of the vehicle featuring NBA star LeBron James. GM declined to provide how much it is spending on the launch campaign for the Hummer SUT (sport utility truck).cnbc.com
Watch GM's Super Bowl ad for the new all-electric Hummer with LeBron James
General Motors' Super Bowl ad for the resurrection of the gas-guzzling Hummer SUV as an all-electric pickup under the GMC brand features NBA star LeBron James quietly shattering a glass backboard. "A QUIET REVOLUTION IS COMING," appears right before James narrates: "all electric, zero emissions, zero limits. Hummer EV from GMC." GM is branding the Hummer EV, which will be unveiled May 20 and available for sale next year, as a "quiet revolution." It's a play on the quietness of all-electric vehicles and the performance of the Hummer EV.cnbc.com
General Motors playing to its strengths with the GMC Hummer EV pickup
DETROIT General Motors is playing to its strengths from a profitability and product standpoint by resurrecting Hummer as an all-electric vehicle under its GMC truck and SUV brand, according to officials. I think when people see GMC Hummer EV, they'll be very clear about what it is. The company reports the average price paid for a GMC vehicle last year was $44,382, 32% over the industry average. "I think the GMC brand is a great fit," said Paul Waatti, industry analyst at auto research firm Autopacific. GM, according to Brook, decided to put Hummer under the GMC brand last year.cnbc.com
GM resurrecting Hummer as an all-electric 'super truck' with 1,000 horsepower
DETROIT General Motors is resurrecting the Hummer, best known as a gas-guzzling, military-style SUV, as an all-electric "super truck" with massive horsepower, acceleration and torque. The Hummer EV pickup, according to GM, will feature 1,000 horsepower; 0 to 60 mph acceleration of three seconds; and 11,500 pound feet of torque. It's a play on the quietness of all-electric vehicles and the performance of the Hummer EV. Brook declined to discuss additional information, including plans to potentially produce an all-electric GMC Hummer SUV, ahead of the pickup's global debut on May 20. The GMC truck and SUV has become a profitable workhorse for the Detroit automaker with an affluent and educated customer base.cnbc.com
GM killed the Hummer, then SUV sales surged
An unprecedented, strong and sustained surge in sales of sport utility vehicles and trucks has automakers scrambling for new ideas. AM General was convinced to produce a civilian facsimile of the Humvee and called it the Hummer. GM bought the Hummer brand in the late 1990s, and broadened the lineup with more smaller, more affordable versions. But the automaker axed the brand as it descended into bankruptcy in 2009 and watched truck sales flag in the face of high fuel prices. Bringing it back would give GM a more direct competitor to the immensely popular Jeep Wrangler, and the upcoming Ford Bronco.cnbc.com