With the debut of the Cybertruck, attention is again placed upon electric pickup trucks and we must not forget that Tesla isn't the only player in what's sure to be a very hot segment.
The Fast Lane Truck runs through what it considers to be the top ten upcoming electric trucks and names like Tesla, Rivian, Bollinger, Ford, GM and even Atlis make the list, but in actuality, we here at InsideEVs have been extensively covering electric truck too, so here we'll provide some brief background on each of the 5 electric pickups that we think are worth waiting for.
Gallery: Tesla Cybertruck Pickup Truck Debut
Cybertruck is designed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car. The vehicle is built to be durable, versatile and capable, with exceptional performance both on-road and off-road. Cybertruck will come in three variants: Single Motor Rear-Wheel Drive, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive.
- Range: 500+ miles
- 0-60 mph acceleration: <2.9 seconds
- Towing capacity: More than 14,000 lbs
- Payload: Up to 3,500 lbs
- Vault length: 6.5 feet
- Storage capacity: 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage including the vault, frunk, and sail pillars.
- Suspension: 4” in either direction
- Touchscreen size: 17”
- Body: Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless steel. If there was something better, we’d use it.
- Seating capacity: Up to six adults
- Charging: Can be charged at home, at Destination Charging locations, and with our network of more than 14,000 Superchargers, including on our newest V3 technology, which is helpful for long hauls and towing.
Gallery: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck
Production of some R1T components is already underway.
First deliveries are set to begin in late 2020, though remember those will be of top-level R1Ts. The cheaper versions will follow a bit later on.
Gallery: Ford F-150 EV prototype towing
Ford F-150 Electric Truck
The electric Ford F-150 will possibly debut in 2021. The truck will allegedly be the Blue Ovals followup EV to launching its upcoming electric crossover with Mustang-tinged styling.
There's no firm timeline in place for the reveal and launch of the electric Ford truck just yet, but word is that it's being fast-tracked for production.
General Motors Electric Pickup Truck
The all-electric pickup from General Motors is approximately two years from launching.
General Motors, which is one of the top players in pickup segment, is going to develop and introduce an all-electric pickup.
GM says it will be a strong truck, but beyond that, no details are known at this point in time.
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.
For some details on the other trucks worth waiting for, check out the video at the top of this post.
Video description via The Fast Lane Truck on YouTube:
Atlis, Bollinger, Ford, GM, Rivian, Tesla, and more! Watch Out For These Top 10 Electric Trucks! Comprehensive guide to all electric pickups from A to Z.