Future Electric Pickup Trucks Worth Waiting For

JAN 31 2019 BY JEFF PEREZ 88

From the Rivian R1T to the promised Tesla pickup, these are the electric pickup trucks to start saving up for.

The truck wars are heating up, and manufacturers will introduce new and exciting pickups across multiple segments in the coming years. But more importantly for us in the electric car sphere, electric trucks are coming soon.

Electric motors and bigger batteries will continue to find their way into pickup powertrains. The additional low-end torque and inherent efficiency of these new powertrains are sure to provide these workhorses with the tools necessary to easily haul heavy loads.

Several makes are joining the electric truck revolution, including Tesla, Rivian, Bollinger and even big names like Ford.

Yes, the pickup truck’s future looks bright, so scroll down through to see what new electric pickups will be available in the coming years.

Bollinger B2

In many ways, the Bollinger B2 is a modern take on the Chevrolet Avalanche. Armed with a pair of electric motors and a generously sized 120-kWh battery pack, the electric pickup offers a folding mid-gate that allows the nearly six-foot bed to extend into the cabin (adding more than two feet to the bed’s length in the process). With 614 horsepower, a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds, and an estimated driving range of 200 miles, the B2 pairs extreme efficiency with extreme capability. Bollinger expects to begin production of the B2 next year.

Ford F-150 Hybrid and Electric

The Ford F-150 is going electric, and it starts with a gasoline-electric hybrid model. Expected to join the fold for the 2020 model year, the F-150 Hybrid will allow the full-size pickup to serve as a mobile generator while sacrificing little – if any – of the model’s towing and hauling capabilities. Spy photos of the truck lead us to believe the F-150 Hybrid will offer plug-in capability and be able to travel short distances on electricity alone.

But the Blue Oval doesn’t plan to stop at an F-150 Hybrid; the American automobile manufacturer will also bring an electric F-150 to market. Likely based on the next-generation F-150 (due before the middle of the next decade), the battery-electric model is sure to offer impressive performance and driving range from the get-go. Expect the F-150 Electric to come to market with a towing capacity of at least 10,000 pounds and a driving range of more than 200 miles.

Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T might be our best look yet at the pickup truck’s future. Armed with as much as 800 horsepower from its electric motors, the R1T is an electric luxury truck that hauls butts and heavy loads. Case in point: The trot to 60 miles per hour takes a claimed 3.0 seconds, while maximum towing capacity stands at 11,000 pounds. Additionally, an available 180-kWh battery pack allegedly affords more than 400 miles of driving range. The R1T is set to arrive in late 2020 with a starting price of just less than $70,000.

Head on over to our InsideEVs Rivian sub-forum for more R1T discussions

Tesla Pickup

Tesla will reportedly make a “new kind of pickup truck.” While we’re still trying to decipher what that means, we expect Tesla will show off its truck sometime in the next couple of years (when it actually goes on sale, however, is a different timetable altogether). Using the Model 3 as a base, the Tesla pickup will likely cast a far smaller shadow than that of today’s mid- and full-size pickups. Expect the Tesla to pack formidable driving range and impressive tow and payload ratings for its size.

Talk all things Tesla at our InsideEVs Tesla sub-forum here

Atlis XT

Atlis Motor Vehicle company is a new-ish name on the scene.

Atlis says its XT electric pickup truck is among the most capable trucks to ever be revealed. According to the automaker, the truck can be configured to go up to 500 miles on electric by selecting the largest battery pack.

In addition to the long range, the towing capacity is impressive at up to 35,000 pounds. The payload is listed at up to 5,000 pounds, which is equally high.

Atlis XT is considered a full-size truck and, unlike with the Rivian R1T, a 6.5 or 8-foot bed can be selected. Clearly then, this is a larger truck than Rivian’s. Its 8-lug wheel design suggests it’s a heavy-hauler too.

Though it’s said to be coming, Atlis seems to be a bit of vaporware for now. Still, it’s a cool truck with impressive specs.

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And wait we will…No Workhorse?

The workhorse PHEV actually makes that Tesla rendering look good! lolol

This just in: Workhorse actually scrapped (for now) the PHEV for BEV. I think they see the writing on the wall with regards to BEV being the preferred platform. Although they did say once the BEV gets a foothold they are looking at the PHEV version.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/01/12/a-conversation-with-workhorse-ceo-steve-burns-cleantechnica-exclusive/

They starting to be vaporware

They just received a new round of funding, they also currently do produce vehicles and have a large order from the USPS…

Workhorse is a strong contender for the $6.3 billion USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle but the award hasn’t been announced. The USPS says they expect to announce a winner in early 2019. The W-15 is based on the USPS NGDV design, if Workhorse wins they should be in pretty good financial state to produce the W-15.

What sets Rivian from other recent start up electric car companies is that they didn’t succumb to the vaporware syndrome. They were disciplined enough to wait until they were production capable before they make a show.

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Is it symbolic that the F150 electric is imaged with the brakes locked up, creating mounds of dirt in front of the front wheels., and the Rivian is imaged full throttle forward throwing rocks on everyone behind them? 🙂 🙂

Seriously though, all of these EV trucks need to be built, and have them challenge the Ford/Chevy/Ram/Toyota trucks who seem to have been competing mostly on who can build the biggest/tallest grill/front end possible. The Chevy 4-cyl truck is so blocky that the 4-cyl engine gets worse mpg than the V8

“The Four-Cylinder Chevrolet Silverado Got Worse Fuel Economy Than the V-8 in Our Test”

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a25953794/chevrolet-silverado-four-cylinder-fuel-economy-test/

Note that V8 has cylinder deactivation so it can also run as a 4 cylinder. And most people call foul on the test because they weren’t identical with different ICE.

That’s the problem with most truck tests though. Getting two identical trucks with just different engines is basically impossible (same trim, same 4×4/4×2, same rear axle ratio). There’s a lot of issues with the 0-60 times for this reason too, Ford are renowned for sending the Ecoboost with a higher ratio than the V8, which correspondingly affects drag results…

That said, it’s not necessarily out of whack that the larger engine would get better economy, in fact it’s pretty common. It doesn’t have to work as hard, therefore doesn’t use as much fuel.

“…the Ford/Chevy/Ram/Toyota trucks who seem to have been competing mostly on who can build the biggest/tallest grill/front end possible.”

Yeah, the way the legacy gasmobile makers are competing to see who can build the most ridiculously oversized, tallest pickup-on-steroids, a pickup that looks the most like a semi tractor from the front, has long passed the point of complete absurdity.

Such “pickups” are getting further and further away from practical working vehicles.

Neither the Rivian or the Bollinger are much different in that respect. They’re just sticking in large frunks where the engine went.

Makes one wonder if the Tesla won’t be completely different in that regard. If you shorten or eliminate the front end, you can easily get a four-door and a full length bed into a shorter truck. Why waste the space up front?

Crash protection. The front ends make great crumple zones, even more so without a large engine in them.

I do think Rivian could push the cab further forward though, allowing them to stick at least a 5’5 bed in the back.

Fwiw even GM MINI trucks Colorado Canyon V6 get 3 mpg worse mileage then my 08 Silverado with 4.8 V8 motor and 4 speed AT…bogless the mind how did GM engineers manage such fukup

The Workhorse 460 hp, AWD W-15 is due out soon, initially as a 200 mile BEV and later as an extended range PHEV, both priced at $52,500.

Build it and I will buy

I hope someone builds an electric pickup at a reasonable price.
I’d gladly take a back to basics truck built tough with a big battery.
I fear reality will be a new fleet of rich boy toys.

Agree on your fear/prediction. As long as a battery big enough to power a pickup through its intended use is an expensive component — something that I think will be true for a long time — then manufacturers will try to justify the high cost by heaping on the bling.

build what and at what price?
Saying that you want an EV truck at a reasonable price can mean anything.
Truth is, the Rivian truck is PERFECT for goat-ropers and their urban cowboy look.,
Reasonable price as well compared to F[23]50s.
OTOH, as a workhorse, they are jokes and their prices are WAY out of line for that.

Yes n no winbo…see below

Presumably the most popular configuration. the crew cab 5.5/6.5ft bed XLT F-150 equivalent.

And sure, they are reasonably similar in price to the F-250 and the F350, but they are not comparable in specs. From a towing/hauling point of view the Rivian is around the new Ranger in capacity when bed size/hauling is considered, and around an F150 when towing is considered. Nowhere near the towing or hauling capacity of the bigger trucks.

Do the math F Bri….You’ll save tremendous amounts on fuel n maintenance if u get the $60k base Rivian or $50k base Tesla truck(after rebates):to make the payback just a few years compared to new competitor ice trucks.
Remember that the highest costs are usually those to operate such vehicles or even homes, buildings, etc. for the many years of their lifecycle. Meaning much higher efficiency(like any of these bev trucks with at least 3x that of ice trucks) as well as possibly free fuel win out in the long run.

I’ve run the numbers in detail.

If you’re comparing a $35k truck (like my F150 – 5 pass, 4×4, 6.5′ box, ecoBoost, 20″wheels, upgraded sport interior, etc, etc, etc) vs a ~$75k Rivian (base + 135kWh pack), there is absolutely zero chance the R1T is cost competitive. Of course the Rivian might have lots of other features but not everyone wants them.

For reference, TCO on the above comparison was 75% higher for the Rivian based on 5 yr ownership (almost $30k higher – just the additional sales tax and financing costs offset nearly all of the savings in fuel).

So as I mentioned above, I hope they don’t just build trucks for rich people.

BTW, many places have no rebates on EVs.

Ok F Bri but your math is incomplete. Nearly all of us in USA will get the $7500 Tex credit…so your purchase price is much too high. Some other factors you poroblably did not include: 1) How bout not needing to bring a generator to a worksite? How much time, energy, $$ will that save for those contractors that can use the bev truck as the generator? 2) How bout carpool lane access for your bev truck saving on fuel costs n precious time? Again not applicable for everyone but nearly all in CA n other carpool lane sticker states. 3) It seems your tco calcs are not including the the real likelihood of free fuel for bevs at times and what the potential costs of gas n diesel will be in a few years. You, me, all have NO idea what fossil fuel prices will be in a few months or few years cause they are NO regs on those prices at all in he a …unlike electricity. 4) Simple good will n marketing yourself as part of the new solutiOn rather than part of the old problem. Whether it’s national security to not be so or at all… Read more »
Those are very specific to relatively niche markets. How many jobs does does a contractor need to win because they have a BEV before it breaks even (most good contractors aren’t short of work). How many contractors need a generator, and if they do need one, how often would they have to use it before it broke even with the $30k uplift to get the Rivian? That’s especially true if they could pick up a PHEV F150 for an additional $5k over the normal price (making assumptions on price increase) that could provide power to their tools. The Carpool lane is very location specific, and it won’t be long before EV’s have to obey normal carpool rules, assuming EV adoption continues to rise. The likelihood of fuel going up that much that it will make a considerable difference to TCO is fairly minimal, especially over the next 5 years. Besides, aren’t people predicting a reduction in demand, which deflates oil cost and subsequently fuel costs. All of that is not to say EV trucks won’t be popular in certain segments. But outside of the suburban cowboy they won’t be looking at Rivian type trucks. A base model Workhorse with 200… Read more »

Of course there are lots of assumptions in any forward looking assessment.
Also, each of us have different usage patterns, different pricing for fuel, different taxes, etc. Also, there is no EV credit/rebate where I Iive. I stated numbers in USD since that it what most people use on this forum.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Math and a Masters in Business Admin.
My calcs are as accurate and inclusive as I could realistically make them.
As they say, “Your mileage may vary.”

Frankly, I think your fears are fully justified–at first. They will build toys for rich people. But new things become cheaper to manufacture as more are made. Batteries continue to get cheaper and more powerful. Building toys for rich people will give them the experience to gradually bring the price down to tackle the mass market of real people.

Tesla has zero chance of making a $50k AWD 4dr pickup (unless the US changes their rebate program to be $20k+ and drops the phase out that is already in progress)
The lowest price AWD Tesla Model 3 is $51k before rebates. The truck will need everything it has (less the glass roof) plus more material of very kind, bigger motors and a much bigger battery pack.

But somehow you think they can build it for the same price?

Maintenance on a truck is fairly minimal. The F-150 needs only oil changes (I was charged $65CAD for my change/”inspection at a dealer last month) until 100,000miles. That’s one of the be points of trucks, they are supposed to (and generally do) go on forever without much doing to them. My expected maintenance/fuel cost over the next 5 years is around $12,000 for example. The cost of electricity may well be in the $3000 range for an equivalent EV truck, largely charged at home (probably more on roadtrips as I’d be using EA chargers etc). And it’s likely I’d need at least one maintenance related visit to a garage at some point (whether that’s coolant or something else). So $7-8k over 5 years for the average driver.

That’s for a vehicle that can do 700 miles on a “charge”, with a larger bed. Realistically for any non fleet owner using the truck outside of the city/as a truck they’ll be needing at least the 300 mile version, probably the 400 mile one. The numbers just don’t add up for the majority of people.

What makes you think the Tesla pickup will be tiny? I would wager the exact opposite. I think it’ll be a 500+ mile beast of a truck. But sadly, will likely START around 70k.

Which a tesla pick up would be superior to a Ford F[23]50 which are also 70+K.
OTOH, if they are wanting to compete against a workhorse of say the F150, then no. It does not.

Be specific. Is this mean for a worksite, farm or just a suburban goat-roper type vehicle.

The article description says otherwise D. Makes sense Tesla will go for the midsize truck with model 3 platform but long range n able to tow at least 5k miles….a commuter/toy hauler truck…think Honda Ridgeline with 4x the efficiency n twice the power. There seem to be plenty of others going big n brawny with bev beast pickups(Rivian Seems best n most likely to be true next year).
500 mile range for a bev is completely independent of size for a bev starting next decade…model 3 will not be big but likely to have a 400+ mile range option nlt 2022.

From article: “…we expect Tesla will show off its truck sometime in the next couple of years…”
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Or according to Tesla Q4 Conference Call:

“… The Tesla Pickup, on the other hand, labelled by Musk as “something unique” is set to be revealed this summer…” -source:

https://insideevs.com/tesla-q4-conference-call-live-updates/

Well that is “in the next couple of years”.

Same with the F150 refresh – “by mid 2020”, aka expected to be the middle of next year…!

Until their are production prototypes I don’t think they deserve to be on the list, unfortunately that includes the Tesla as well as the Ford. I’m sure the Tesla will be worth waiting for, but we have no basis except speculation without their at least being a prototype.

Only Rivian should be on the list

Bollinger is probably further ahead of Rivian.
Tesla almost certainly has truck mules at another site.
So, why should only rivian be there?

Knowing elon, he already has truck mules running around at another site.

I like the Bollinger B2 a lot, but saying it will have extreme efficiency just ain’t right. It will probably be the least energy efficient truck in the list due to the body style, 33″ wheels, and up to 20″ of ground clearance.

I’ll wait for a Canadian built pick up truck

That looks like the bastard child of an Australian Ute* and an FJ!

*the traditional Ute, car with the back chopped off, not a worldwide pickup.

Wait till 2040 then zhi?

Why are pick-ups such a BIG thing in the US of A …unlike Europe ? Is it all about macho self-image ? What do most Americans really mostly use them for ? Posing ? For feeling potent and powerful in public ? Impressing the easily impressed ie. those who judge people by what they wear, what they drive, what they own, what they flaunt, how BIG they live ?
Frankly – as climate and environmental meltdown looms I have no time for head-in-the-sand , supersized poseurs in pickups – electric or fossil-fuelled.
With the sole exception of the superb, down-sized little Kaiyun Motors Pickman NEV pickup – hopefully available almost everywhere very soon at a very downsized and unpretentious price ie. circa $5900.
Paul G

A lot of Americans use those pickup trucks as work vehicles. If you want to identify yourself with the humble hard working middle class you get a pickup truck. If you want to pose and impress you get a luxury sedan such as a Tesla, Audi, Porsche, Lexus, etc.

I showed my 2000 Ranger EV to a “humble hard working middle class guy” and he said I would be laughed at for not driving a 150 or larger. They are the real posers. Bigger the better.

A bigger truck gets more work done. Don’t confuse the desire to be more productive with the desire to pose.

“A bigger truck gets more work done.”

What nonsense. People who actually use their trucks for everyday work use a practical pickup, not one of those oversized, macho pickups-on-steroids.

The latter are almost all used by men who are trying much too hard to project a macho image.

This truck gets more work done:

http://www.usfleettracking.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Service-Truck.jpg

“The latter are almost all used by men who are trying much too hard to project a macho image.”
Source? People get the truck they need for their sort of work. Small trucks can be great if you don’t need a lot of towing capability or need to park in the city often. Large trucks can be good for other types of jobs. Also it can be wasteful to have a work vehicle and a home vehicle, so a lot of people get a truck with a rear seat. Because it’s their family vehicle and their work vehicle.

That, presumably is his idea of a bigger truck. It’s a regular cab F150.

Outside of the new Ranger, the mid size trucks (like the old Ranger) have a payload of around 1100lb and towing capacity of around 6000lb. The Full size have payloads of around 1700 (up to 3200lb for the regular cab) and towing capacity up to 8000-11100+ lb.

The division has got a bit more muddled with the new range of midsized trucks, which have got a lot more capable. They still have shorter beds, with the longest option not much longer than the Crew cab shortbeds on the full sizes, and significantly shorter than the 8′ bed options on the full size trucks.

The majority of F[23]50 are not working ppl, but goat-ropers, most likely like yourself.

How many truck owners do you know?

Even moreso, how many F2/350 size truck owners do you know? I know about a dozen people with trucks. Two have 3500’s, one has it to tow a 35ft fifth wheel trailer and the other lives on a farm…

BS.
Ppl buying Tesla are NOT posers. Many of us do it to support America, along with lower our emissions.
Finally, we simply want a top-rated vehicle that is fun to drive. Tesla is SUPERIOR to the junk out of Europe and Japan.

Why do Europeans buy so many more hypercars and have so many hypercar companies?

And so many companies that customize $500k-$1M sports cars into $2M-$4M sports cars?

Why do Europeans buy so many more $1k plus watches than Americans when you can see the time on your phone?

Is it because Europeans have small penises?

I think in general North Americans are more productive oriented than Europeans. Living in Canada I own a 2010 Ford Ranger and despite working in an office my truck has more than paid back its value. From hauling drywall, all renovations on my house, to appliances to pulling a camping trailer…I would say barely a week goes by where I do not use it for the truck component.

I work with some Europeans (most eastern) and what I find is they live in condos and are lucky to change a light bulb.

That is not a North American thing….of course it is becoming that way with the massive migrations taking place over here.

Nothing sexy or macho about a Ranger, but it get’s it done.

Europeans and Asians really do not have a grasp of working with things like Constriction, computers, house fixtures, etc. I think that we North Americans tend to be more Jack-of-all-trades.

A combination of reasons:

– No free delivery on most larger products + a greater distance to drive with those products.
– A much higher prevalence of “toys” – snow mobiles, quads, dirt bikes, boats etc. that need moving. No need for a trailer if you have a pickup in many cases.
– Seemingly much lower towing and hauling ratings for more powerful vehicles (towing requirements especially), so a requirement for larger vehicles + the greater prevalence of towing larger things (a North American “Caravan” is much larger than a European Caravan).
– Use of pickups for jobs Transits/Sprinters/Transporters are used in Europe.
– Lot greater prevalence of snow/off road driving than most of Europe, so 4×4/ground clearance is wanted more often.

Basically they’re a vehicle that can be used as a family runaround AND for the 9-5 construction job, or the weekend trip to the mountains/dirt.

Sure, loads of people also have them as status symbols too, but that’s mostly not the case – fleet sales are larger than individual sales.

I grew up rural and back then, we used pickups for hauling snowmobiles, small boats (butterfly) dirt, lumber for construction, etc. For towing purposes, we used both truck and original blazer to pull our sailboat (6.5 m racing c-scow), motorboat, boat hoists, construction equipment, farming implements, horse trailer, and occasionally a hereford bull. I grew up around USA (air force, then airlines), but for 10 years, we lived on a lake inside of largest ranch east of the rockies. I would work taking care of herefords, along with farming (corn, alfalfa, soybeans, etc) there as well as work construction (we built our own 7500 ft^2 home on the lake). There are PLENTY of Americans that continue to work like this, in spite of what you read/hear from others. Yes, there are plenty of goat-ropers that live in place like Texas. These are basically, easterners that pretend to work. BUT, still, plenty of ppl that do work. Now, as to your AGW issue, the ppl to look at is where Coal is going and with increasing ICE sales. That would be CHINA. The problem is, that ppl like you, continue to look at America, which is less than 15% of the… Read more »

Some good points winbo but some of your figures are off. USA responsible for bout 25% of co2 emissions.
China is not green but China is just about stopping all new coal power plant production due to deadly smog issues there. China is about to manufacture n drive more bevs then the rest of the world combo Ned within a few years.
Germany finally getting there coal production to slow down n almost halt by the end of next decade.
USA solar energy mix still under 2% but wind likely to hit double digits within next two years. It does seem very likely that USA could have 25% or more of energy mix be renewables nlt 2025.

It’s also worth considering that the overall emissions of a country is not the best way of looking at it. Which country is worse – Country A, with 100 million people and 20% of the emissions, or country B with 300 million people and 30% of the emissions?

Country B emits more overall, but Country A emits double per person than country B. Country A is the equivalent of the US, country B is the equivalent of China. That’s even more relevant when you start considering offshoring emissions due to manufacturing – another thing that penalises China.

Per capita the US emits double the CO2 of China. It also emits double the CO2 of somewhere like the UK.

That’s in part because Americans like to live in 7500ft2 houses, rather than 500-1000ft2 in places like China and Europe, and because North American cars have engines almost double the size of those in Europe.

Here are some factual answers to your false impressions PG: 1) Gas n diesel is still tremendously cheap in the states. New truck sales would halve or more if gas were suddenly $5/gal for more than six months. 2) The full size pick up has become the usual standard for most mobile contractors due to #1 even though most of those smaller equipment contractors don’t need pick ups….like residential landscapers, pool cleaners, security at shopping centers, some government n utility transportation, etc. Often a smaller pickup or even a small suv would do these jobs for much less $$ n carbon output. 3) Yes, there are many younger dudes n dudettes that rarely if ever actually use a truck to haul or tow much but like the feel n BS bravado of a full size truck. Again #1 more easily enables this effort. 4) The full size pickup is the one passenger vehicle class where USA still reigns supreme with no real competition…yet. No other vehicle class has such Americana filling it’s ranks…so many view owning a pickup truck as a patriotic thing to do…which is ridiculous when you know the negative effects of oil dependence n worse pollution these… Read more »

Ford…”will also bring an electric F-150 to market. Likely based on the next-generation F-150 (due before the middle of the next decade)”.

If they ain’t coming out with the EV version until 2023 or later, they will be left behind. Everyone else (who isn’t vaporware) is saying 2020 or 2021. Typical Detroit, dragged into it kicking and screaming.

Since GM is giving up on Oshawa Ontario (which was also part of the birth place of GM along with Detroit) I could from here out care less about any of the big 3……bring on the Rivian…..

I’d be interested to know where that timeline is coming from. The next gen F150 is likely to be coming out next year, with the PHEV quite possibly available at the same time.

It’s also worth pointing out that the only real competitor, with realistic dates announced is Rivian, and they’re planning on selling 25,000 $60-100k trucks by 2025, so not yet much of a threat to Ford, who sell 700,000 at an average $35-40k.

It’s unlikely Tesla will be much different in price or volume, considering they are production constrained for the next few years too. That’s if their Pickup is not based on the Semi platform (more of a construction vehicle than F150 competitor) or the Model 3 (probably more of a Ridgeline competitor) as mentioned in the article.

Rivian selling many more than 25k trucks/yr by 2025 Andy

Rivian have said themselves, their goal is 50,000 vehicles a year by 2025. That is presumably shared between the SUV and the truck, so 25,000 may be a bit low, but it also may be a bit high.

It took over a decade to get 2% of the market to be EV (2018). Ford sells 700k gassers, but at 2% that is only 14k vehicles. Either the market will grow faster than it did for cars, or nobody will be buying all those EV trucks and Ford will once again claim “nobody wants EVs.”

The market will grow largely based on production capacity. So far no one has indicated they will be volume producing BEV trucks in the next few years. That’s the issue really. Unless Tesla magic a new factory (and Musks claim their truck will be a bit niche is wrong) it’s pretty much going to be up to the mainstream manufacturers (Ford basically) to push the adoption of BEV trucks in the next few years.

If they (Ford) haven’t got anything to show by around 2025 then they may start being in trouble.

All vaporware

It’s amazing how many people don’t know what the word “vaporware” actually means. It does not mean merely a product which is coming but hasn’t been released yet.

Atlis and Gord 150 are not real. B2 is ugly. Where Workhorse

The B2, like the Jeep Gladiator, have a style that will be in high demand.
Production (if/how many) for the former is a big question.

Jeep lost me with ridiculous name. Could you pick a name that screams insecurity any more than that.

Jeep is now a European company.

I still want a 6′ bed. 4′ and a lot of stuff doesn’t fit anymore. Maybe that is enough room for people who use the truck for their jobs, I don’t know, but not for my occasional residential use.

For serious work, buyers will want a simple bed that doesn’t have fancy features that get jammed up when loads of dirt/aggregate/junk are hauled; also probably want >= 6′ bed.

For weekend warriors who occasionally haul ATVs, drywall/plywood, etc, someone should get creative and have an extendable bed / rack that can hold 500+lbs. The the truck would fit in the garage when “empty” but still be able to haul longer loads.

Note that a 4.5′ bed with a large frunk (like Rivian’s R1T) likely has more cargo volume that a traditional 6′ bed, and provides better weather/dust/theft protection.

There are two other trucks:
http://ev-fleet.com/electric-truck/
http://www.havelaarcanada.com/bison/

Neither are big time players, but both have a drivable prototype and even a frunk!

Good to see coverage of this market segment, altho I’m not sure that it’s proper to call Bollinger’s Class 3 vehicle a “pickup”.

Light trucks are classes 1-2; classes 3-6 are medium trucks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truck_classification

What bothers me is that Amazon is running around buying ICE vehicles.
RIGHT NOW, would be a great time for them to buy EVs.

Great point…let’s bitch to them to change their procurement policies

I’m thinking vaporware could be useful to a company still trying to decide what their prototype will look like and it’s features. If we all trash it, maybe they rethink. Maybe they should.

Hey, I was trying to modify my 2000 Ford Ranger EV to “roll coal” as so many other full size PU baboons seem to like to do, but then I though it would be better just to attach a couple of oxygen cylinders to the tailgate to give an occasional blast of what fresh air feels like to them good ol’ boys as they’ve been sucking up toxics most of their lives.

Atlis should NOT be on this list Unless youve seen and driven it in person..
Right now its only Photoshop Computer Generated fantasy..

Rivian is real and can be test driven so is Bolinger…

Atlis has No factory No bateries or motors,,Not even a phone number and their adress is Empty field in Arizona,,someone should INvestigate that company as it seems like a SCAM

Hurry and build saving money to get a electric truck

Bollinger doesn’t have airbags. That’s insane or suicidal.