If you’ve ever wondered how General Motors, one of the biggest automakers on the planet, went so quickly from 0 to EV while still managing to reinvent its iconic Hummer SUV, a former child of automotive excess, as a future-oriented electric vehicle, the History Channel has a show for you. Revolution: GMC Hummer EV will take a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the all-electric supertruck when it premieres Sunday, March 27 at 11 a.m. ET.
“Our goal was to exceed the capabilities of an electric vehicle and push the boundaries of 100 years of experience in vehicle development,” said Josh Tavel, executive chief engineer of the Hummer EV, in a press release. “This documentary captures the soul of a team capable of incredible innovation and resilience. Their learnings lay the foundation for vehicle development for decades to come.
The hour-long documentary, produced by Detroit-based Hiatus and WTP Pictures, and directed by Sean King O’Gradyfollowed the Hummer development team through two years of design at the Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, followed by grueling environmental testing at GM’s Milford and Yuma proving grounds.
If you miss the live premiere, Revolution will reach History on Hulu, History.com and GMC’s YouTube page the following Sunday, April 3.