Let’s talk trucks. It seems like this whole year all we’ve heard about in the EV realm is the next hot EV truck, and assuming these all go to production there will be A LOT of choices to consider. So let’s cut through the clutter and go down the list of potential choices for 2021:
We will start with Tesla, of course since they are the first to tout a fully electric truck and it’s already rumored that they are in the midst of a redesign of this truck, likely due to it’s polarizing wedge shape. Despite it’s appearance, the interior boasts that it can seat 6, has the touchpad that we’ve all become accustomed to in a Tesla and boasts a range of up to 500 miles depending on selected configuration. Note it also boasts the best towing capacity of all the trucks on this list. While you are at it check out our list of Tesla Accessories.
Base price: $39,000
Base range: 250 miles
Towing capacity: 14,000lbs
Ford F-150 EV:
It’s a well known fact that the F-15 has been a top selling truck in the USA for decades, so it’s only natural that they decided to offer up an EV version of this American icon. No price, range or towing specs are currently available, however Ford has confirmed delivery of their all electric F-150 will begin in 2022. Until then they are offering a gas/electric hybrid (similar in concept to the Prius engine) that was built around their 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine.
Base price: TBD
Base range: TBD
Towing capacity: TBD
With much fanfare, a few weeks ago GMC kicked off their new Hummer EV, boasting an impressive 350 miles of range for their base model, 1,000 horsepower, and a 0-60 time of 3 seconds. Essentially ticking off all the check boxes of Tesla’s capabilities. In similar fashion, the Hummer will have three motor options to select from and delivery is expected in fall of 2021
Base price: $112,595 (at launch)
Base range: 350 miles
Towing capacity: TBD
Up and comer Lordstown has been making news as of late, announcing the addition of 500 employees and projecting to increase their staff by an additional 1500 employees by the end of 2021. Their truck is certainly more in tune with today’s trucks, unlike the Cybertruck, and touts 600 hp and a towing capacity of 7,500lbs. From what I can tell, the Endurance will be a working man’s truck offering a minimum of 250 miles of range in basic configuration, and an on-board power outlet to run tools from the bed of your truck. Deliveries can be expected in early 2021.
Base range: 250 miles
Towing capacity: 7,500lbs
Similar in style to the Lordstown Endurance, the Arizona-based Atlis is from what I can tell another true work truck, with towing capacity of 10,000lbs, the best I’ve seen to date. CEO Mark Hanchett claims that his goal with the XT was to build a truck with a range of 500 miles and charge as quick as it takes to fill up a diesel truck. The base model comes with 300 miles of range and is powered by four in-wheel electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. They claim that they will be able to do a complete powertrain swap in 20 minutes to guarantee more up time, so look for these to be future fleet vehicles. Delivery is expected to start in 2021.
Base range: 300 miles
Base price: $45,000
Towing capacity: 10,000lbs
Similar in style to the classic Hummer, the Bollinger is more of a modular truck, available in truck form, 4 door, or without a box entirely. In sticking with the work truck theme, this one takes the cake! The Bollinger is a true heavy-duty truck that you can expect to see in use as a fleet vehicle; with no option for power windows, interior carpeting, airbags, and not even a touchscreen. The cabin also features a pass-through compartment for lumber or any other 8 foot long materials you may need to haul. Touting 614 hp, a 5,000-pound payload, and surprisingly low 7,500-pound towing capacity. This may be the heavy hitter of EV trucks once it hits the market. This ruggedness all comes at an eye watering price of $125,000 though. Expect deliveries for early 2021.
Base price: $125,000
Base range: 200 miles
Towing capacity: 7500lbs
From what I can recall, I think the Rivian was one of the earliest to start in the EV truck market. A little research showed that they introduced a prototype somewhere in 2018, and this is in all likelihood what opened the floodgates in the EV truck world. The headlights are in similar fashion to the Cybertruck; you love it or hate it. If I had to position this truck it will be more of a mall crawler and used to haul your pinestraw from your local garden center. I’m not knocking it; after all, that’s what most trucks are used for to begin with. For the days you do need to work it, it does feature a pass-through area for longer items and it also features “tank turn” to get you into (or out of) tight spots. Expect to see the F-150 have similar options, since Ford invested heavily into Rivian. As with other manufacturers, there are three available lithium-ion battery packs ranging from 230 to 400 miles of range to choose from, and a fantastic towing capacity of about 11,000 pounds. Delivery expected in 2021.
Base price: $69,000
Base range: 230 miles
Towing capacity: 11000lbs
At Ecokruz we are looking forward to these EV Trucks Galore but also as we know the first to market holds a competitive advantage, which of these trucks will truly be the leader of the pack and also the most reliable and functional. We are also proud to announce our Commercial EV Segment, consisting of commercial EV Chargers and Accessories that will be available to commercial businesses. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for commercial pricing.