The Hummer H3 ReEV is the first range-extended electric vehicle based on a full-sized SUV.

The unveiling of new Hummer H3 ReEV will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit from April 20 to April 24, 2009.

The H3 ReEV will be on display in the FEV booth. The unveiling of the H3 ReEV comes one year after FEV and Raser first showed the technology as a concept at 2008 World Congress. The announcement was made jointly by Gary Rogers, FEV president and chief executive officer and Jim Spellman, Raser vice president of business development.

“Our goal in exhibiting this particular vehicle is to demonstrate that electric vehicle technology is a viable solution for a variety of vehicle platforms,” said Rogers. “Needs of consumers will continue to vary, and the Hummer range-extended electric vehicle shows that fuel economy does not necessarily mean sacrificing power and utility.”

FEV performed the full vehicle integration including electrical and mechanical design. Additionally, FEV developed all software for the hybrid control unit and in-vehicle graphical display.

Propulsion comes from Raser’s 200 kW traction motor mated to a 4 –speed automatic transmission. Raser’s 100 kW generators, driven by a 2.0L SIDI turbocharged engine, provide electrical power. Although a full-sized SUV, the concept has been achieved with only minimal sacrifice of acceleration performance, cargo space, or towing capacity.

Additional utility is provided by the availability of exportable AC power generation, making the vehicle ideally suited for use as a utility company service truck or emergency service vehicle.