As some of you may have noticed, an electric pickup truck is finally here. Many may consider pickup trucks to be large and inefficient dinosaurs, but these necessities are good for electrification. Their huge size and the nature of the work they expect means that it’s much easier to pack a large battery and high torque motors (or four) under the skin of an electric pickup truck.
The Pandemic did not start production of electric pickups in 2020, but 2021 seems to be the year when the latest EV pickups first hit the market. This is what we know about all future electric pickup trucks on the market in chronological order to be released.
- GMC Hummer EV
Not many people have “The Return of Hummer” on their 2020 Bingo card, but they are here. With a big and nifty LeBron Jamesback ad, Hummer is back as an electric pickup truck that lives in the GMC family. The new 2021 GMC Hummer EV is Detroit’s first volley into an electric pickup room, and the Hummer EV seems to make a great first impression. Like the Rivian (and the Hummer that appeared before it), off-road performance is all and the last of the Hummer EVs.
If Hummer’s 18-inch wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tires, lock rails, or adaptive air suspension aren’t immediately recognizable, you’ll need to use the clubwalk feature to move sideways around obstacles with all-wheel steering. The 1,000-horsepower Trimotor (one in front and two in the back) is said to cover more than 350 miles on a single charge. Hummer has a 5-foot bed, but GMC has not yet discussed the number of tow or payload. Prices start at $ 112,595, but “entry-level” models are expected to reach $ 79,995 in 2024.
- Ford F-150 Lightning
The first electric pickups designed purely for work naturally come from Ford. The new F150 Lightning will be Ford’s third electric vehicle, following the Mustang Mach ESUV and E-Transit Van launched in the spring of 2022. The F150 Lightning is only available in the popular double cabin / short bed configuration and comes standard with dual motor four-wheel drive. A standard battery produces 426hp and 775lbft of torque, or an extended battery produces 563hp and 775lbft.
The standard battery is estimated to be about 230 miles, but the optional battery helps the F150 Lightning run about 300 miles on a single full charge. Built for towing and towing, Lightning, part of the F150 family, has a payload of 2,000 pounds, a hull capable of carrying 400 pounds, and a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds. Prices for the F150 Lightning start at $ 41,669.
- Tesla Cybertruck
Say what you want about the Tesla Cybertruck, but don’t confuse it. Inspired by the Navy’s Zumwalt-class stealth destroyer, the Air’s F117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft, and cyberpunk fantasy, the wedge-shaped cybertrack features electric pickups with four doors, a pointed roof, and a giant sail through 6.5. It’s an interesting take. -Get off the footbed.
The Tesla will offer three different powertrains for Cybertruck. The entry-level model has a single rear engine with a range of 250 miles. The dual motor version offers a claimed range of 300 miles. The Trimotor powertrain is said to offer a range of 500 miles. And if the new Model S numbers remain plaid, you’re talking about torque at 1,020hp and 1,050lbft.
Tesla claims that Cybertruck can withdraw up to £ 14,000, carry up to £ 3,500, and start at just under $ 40,000. Tesla is notorious for product delays, but Cybertruck expects to go into production sometime in the winter of 2022. Also noteworthy is the fact that Tesla has not yet completed the factory in Texas where electric pickups will be built.
- Chevrolet Silverado
GMC may be the first GM brand to get an electric pickup, but the Bowtie brand won’t be too late. An electrical version of the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado is scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024. The Silverado EV runs on the same platform as the GMC Hummer EV and may be available in single-engine rear-wheel drive and dual-engine all-wheel drive. The GMC Hummer is pretty eye-catching, but I think the Electric Silverado will be more conservatively styled. It features huge 24-inch wheels (at least in the high-spec version) and all-wheel steering. You need at least two different battery packs and a range of up to 350 miles.
- Atlis XT
With an additional $ 300 million in funding, Atlis Motor Vehicles is more likely to bear fruit than ever before. Unlike other EV startups, Atlis manufactures its own cells and platforms and sells them to other OEMs along with XT pickups. Atlis Motors plans to release a full version later this year.
The Atlis states that the XT electric pickup is one of the most powerful trucks ever introduced. According to the car manufacturer, you can configure your truck to travel up to 500 miles on a single charge by choosing the largest battery pack. In addition to the long reach, the traction capacity of up to 35,000 pounds is impressive. The payload is said to be up to 5,000 pounds, which is about the same height.
The Atlis XT is considered a full-size truck, and unlike the Russian R1T, you can choose between a 6.5-foot or 8-foot bed. So, this is clearly a bigger truck than Rivian. Its 8-hole wheel design suggests that it is also a heavy tractor. Owners of XT pickups can choose from 300-mile, 400-mile, or 500-mile batteries with capacities from 125 kWh to 250 kWh. Up to 12,000 ft-pound torque is available on the wheels. The ATLIS is aiming for $ 45,000 to launch a 300-mile short wheelbase XT truck. A 500 mile gooseneck / five-wheel model should start at around $ 85,000.