It’s been a while since we talked about trucks! 2021 in fact! So with the revealing of the new Silverado among many others in the past year, we thought it was time for an update on what’s going on in the world of EV trucks.
Let’s start off with EV pickups that have been officially released. Some are in production while others are guaranteed to be built:
Let’s start with the top selling truck, the F-150 has held the #1 spot in truck sales for decades, and they were quick to market with their F-150 lightning, with confirmed delivery to begin in 2022. They will also offer a gas/electric hybrid (PHEV) that was built around their 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
Chevrolet has unveiled the 2024 Silverado EV. It is estimated to offer up to 664 horsepower, 780 pound-feet of torque, and 400 miles of range. Additionally, Chevy also teased a Trail Boss version of the Silverado EV. They also stated that the First Edition sold out in just 12 minutes.
GMC revealed its 2024 Sierra EV featuring 754 horsepower and 400 miles of range. The brand also says reservations are closed for the Denali Edition 1, which starts at an eye watering $108,695. The Sierra features their MidGate which provides nine feet of storage between the cab and the tailgate. It can also tow 9,500 pounds (blog on towing to come later!) and the Denali Edition 1 comes with Super Cruise, which can be used while towing. EV versions of both the Elevation and AT4 will be offered in 2025.
MOPAR is late to the EV game but they are indeed working on an EV version of their Ram. They are working extensively with current RAM owners and seeking a public opinion as to what an EV Ram owner would like in a truck. Despite running behind we can expect them to show a version of the 1500 Revolution BEV at CES in January, with production beginning in 2024.
Toyota has already released many electric vehicles and PHEVs, however, one of these features is Tundra styling but is Tacoma-sized. There’s currently no launch date, but we know Toyota expects to launch 30 electric models from now to 2030.
Next is VW, who recently announced that it would sell an electric pickup under the Scout brand with the first prototypes to be unveiled in 2023 with full production set to start in 2026.
The Tesla Cybertruck, possibly the first EV truck to be announced (yet still not released to the public!) still has the same design and specs, seating 6, the touchpad that we’ve all become accustomed to in a Tesla, and having a range of up to 500 miles depending on the selected configuration. The production has been delayed, and delayed… but we can expect production finally in 2023.
Atlis is planning its XT electric pickup. It will have 6.5- and 8-foot beds, up to 20,000 pounds of towing, 500 miles of range, and a 0-60 time of 5 seconds. The design has changed since earlier iterations, and the company is hoping to offer the XT as a subscription service.
Lesser known brands
In 2021 Canoo previewed its electric pickup, which looks like something of a VW bus and a traditional truck (we like it!) The truck is currently available for preorder on Canoo’s website, with the official launch being as early as 2023. Canoo claims their truck will be capable of 200+ miles of range, have single and dual-motor options and have up to 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
Hercules Electric Vehicles is planning to build the Alpha electric pickup. Their claims are very high. They plan to deliver 1,000 horsepower, 300 miles of range, 12,000 pounds of towing, a 0-60 time of 4 seconds, and will also use a solar tonneau cover. Hercules was planning to launch their Alpha model in late 2022 and announced a partnership with the famed design house Pininfarina to design EVs.
The Alpha Wolf is a fantastic looking truck, reminiscent of the Toyota trucks of the 90’s. It comes with single-motor (FWD) and dual-motor configurations (RWD) with up to 275 miles of range and 3,000 pounds of towing capacity. They will also offer an extended cab and crew cab model, with delivery expected in 2023.
Noteworthy mention. The Bollinger, a cleverly designed modular heavy duty truck we mentioned in our previous blog is now indefinitely on hold for production and was recently acquired by EV startup Mullen. From all appearances the Bollinger would be an exceptional fleet vehicle with its modular chassis and ruggedness, however, its steep entry price of 125k most likely deterred buyers.
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