Until today, most electric vehicles in North America have been sedans, SUVs, or hatchbacks. It makes sense – most current EV drivers are city dwellers who want a zero-emissions vehicle that matches their lifestyle. Because most Americans only travel about 30 miles per day, a long range vehicle is not necessary for most daily commutes. However, EV range is extending for long distance travel and now there are even more models coming soon. This year, everyone’s talking about new EV pickups. This week on the blog, here are five electric trucks that are already changing what we thought was possible with a pickup.
Of course, any list of electric trucks must include the famous Cybertruck. According to Tesla, the Cybertruck is designed to be an ultradurable, utilitarian performance truck. With armored glass, “ultrahard” stainless steel exterior, a towing capacity up to 14,000 lbs, and an estimated range starting at 250 miles, this is an exciting reinvention of the classic pickup truck. There are currently three versions available for preorder: the single motor RWD, dual motor AWD, and triple motor AWD, with prices starting at $39,900.
The new Rivian R1T pickup has been inspiring us since 2018, and it’s currently taking preorders. In fact, this is the truck that inspired and encouraged other carmakers to design an electric pickup. The Rivian R1T is a $69,000 vehicle with a towing capacity of 11,000 lbs, 230-400 mile range, and quad AWD. According to a report from earlier this week, this truck may be an option for police departments that need adapted seating for equipment. We’re excited to see the long-awaited Rivian hit the streets next year.
Ford Electric F-150
Ford has teased information on the upcoming electric F-150 for months, most famously with a video of a prototype towing a train. While most of the vehicle features are under wraps, some have leaked to the press. According to Car and Driver, this truck will have the “frunk” (or front truck) that gives the electric vehicle its beloved storage space. MotorTrend writes about the possibility of dual motor AWD or quad motor AWD, but because Ford has not officially announced the specifications of the new F-150, we’ll just have to see. Ford fans will be excited for this truck to start preorders.
GMC Hummer Truck
Were you surprised to see the GMC Hummer EV ad on your TV last month? GM is relaunching the Hummer name as a quiet, 1000 horsepower electric truck. According to GM, this new Hummer will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant, along with several other electric trucks. There are not too many details on this vehicle yet, but the big reveal is scheduled for May 2020.
Fisker Electric Truck
Finally, we want to mention a vehicle that has not been officially announced, but has been mentioned on social media. While Fisker has been promoting its new Fisker Ocean SUV, an accidental tweet from CEO Henrik Fisker said that there will be a Fisker truck. The SUV is designed to be efficient and sustainable, with vegan interiors, recycled materials, and a 300 mile range. If their electric truck is anything like the SUV, this will be an exciting truck for drivers who want a truly sustainable ride.
Details on these upcoming electric vehicles are scarce, but one thing is certain: these new electric pickup trucks will expand everyone’s idea of what a truck can be. We’re excited to see the new technology develop, and we can’t wait to charge these new trucks.
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