The Tesla truck is now the full-on center of attention as the reveal nears.
Electric pickup trucks are a super hot segment these days with the Tesla Truck, Rivian R1T, Atlis XT pickup, Ford F-150, Bollinger B1 and B2 and now even a Fisker pickup leading the charge. Let's check out some news highlights this past week in the world of electric trucks.
It was an exceptionally exciting week in the world of electric trucks. InsideEVs posted on a few new bold renders of the Tesla truck (including one dressed in all black), we covered the money-making potential of the Tesla truck, as well as highlighting some new Tesla truck reveal date details and even touched on Bollinger and its off-road electric machine.
Let's check out some of this week's news highlights related to electric trucks.
Gallery: Black Tesla Truck Render
Dressed in all black, this Tesla pickup truck render had a certain 'bad' appearance to it. It surely is bold and the black hue gives it a sinister look.
This render, basically the same as the one InsideEVs released a few days ago (link here), omits the Ram truck and reimagined the Mars-inspired Tesla truck not in a silver hue, but in a sinister-looking all-black package.
Gallery: Tesla Truck Render With Ram Pickup
This latest Tesla truck render sure does make the Ram seem toy-like, as previously suggested by Elon Musk. In fact, it attempts to tie all of Musk's pickup truck suggestions and hints together into what's clearly an over-the-top electric truck.
There are still plenty of questions about the upcoming Tesla Pickup Truck — "Cybertruck" as CEO Elon Musk referred to it in the company's recent Q3 earnings call. While we can safely assume some details, Tesla has done a solid job of keeping almost everything under wraps.
But now we may have a reveal date:
Video Description via Sean Mitchell (AllThingsEV) on YouTube:
My Tesla Cybertruck Predictions
Battery sizes: 150-200 kWh
400-600 miles using Maxwell tech
250 kw charge rate
10,000-20,000 towing capacity
Performance: 0-60 sub 3 sec
Quadmotor rated for 1m miles
Panoramic windshield that will leverage Tesla Armor Glass
Event: November 21 at 7 pm
It's abundantly clear that Bollinger Motors is not all about mass production or changing the world. Instead, the startup electric truck maker is planning to build its minimalistic, all-electric, off-road vehicles in small batches. Nonetheless, the company's B1 sport utility truck and B2 pickup truck are coming soon.
Bollinger’s $125K Handbuilt Off-road EVs
- Handmade in Detroit
- 120 kWh battery
- 200 mile range
- 614 Horsepower
- 668 lb-ft torque
- 8’2” bed length if cab wall is open and rear seats are removed, 5’9” cab wall closed
- 10 110v outlets with an option for a 220v for high power uses
- Water fording depth of 36” or 3 feet
Gallery: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck Ram Look-Alike Render Surfaces On Video
The only true unknown is its appearance.
The pieces of the Tesla truck puzzle are falling into place, so let's have a look at what's known.
Over time, mostly via Tesla CEO Elon Musk, we've bit by bit learned more and more details on the Tesla truck, so we think it's now time to highlight everything we know in regards to Tesla's pickup.
Gallery: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck
The pieces of the Rivian R1T truck puzzle are mostly all in place now, so let's have a look at what's known.
When it was revealed back at the LA Auto Show in late 2018, Rivian burst onto the scene with its R1T. From stealth to mainstream happened literally overnight. Since then, we've learned more and more in regards to this slick electric pickup truck, so hit up this link for the major details on the R1T.
Gallery: Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Revealed: 500-Mile Range, Tows 35,000 Pounds
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.