Initial Damaged 2022 GMC Hummer EV Emerges at Salvage Auction

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By Car Brand Experts

Are you familiar with the Infinite Monkey Theorem? The concept suggests that in a space filled with an endless number of primates pounding away on typewriters, eventually, one will produce the masterpieces of Shakespeare. Here’s a twist on that, introducing the Limited Donkey Theorem: Provide a group of individuals who admired the Hummer H2 with a fleet of 1,000-horsepower, 9,000-pound trucks, and inevitably, one will end up in a collision. True to this prediction, a 2022 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 has already surfaced wrecked on Copart.

Listed for auction last week in Tampa, Florida, this Hummer EV’s journey on the streets concluded at a mere 2,112 miles as per its odometer reading. The listing specifies that it has mainly encountered side damage, although the undercarriage has also suffered, leading to the noticeable misalignment of the right rear wheel. Copart has not disclosed the cause of the damage, and the absence of an undercarriage image makes it challenging to speculate—not to mention assess the extent of the harm. Despite my earlier sarcasm, it appears plausible that the truck was impacted on the C-pillar, resulting in damage to the right rear suspension and the chassis.

Despite the damage, there is a chance that the structure can be restored, as Copart categorizes this vehicle’s title as rebuildable salvage. Additionally, this Hummer is still operational, albeit with probable alignment issues. Theoretically, it could be repairable, although every fix would dig deep into your finances if the $6,100 expense for replacing a Hummer EV’s taillight sets the standard.

If you are up for the challenge of undertaking one of the most significant salvage operations for an EV, place your bid promptly as this auction concludes at 1 p.m. ET on October 20. Furthermore, the bidding has not yet met the reserve price of $72,000, leaving uncertainty about the final threshold. On the bright side, if the vehicle turns out beyond repair (Editor’s Note: Autocorrect?), you can consider dismantling it, not to mention extracting its 200-kWh battery as a powerhouse for backup electricity at home.

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