It was only a few years back when the Toyota Prius was being touted as the solution to more environmentally-friendly vehicles. But, today we stand at the dawn of a new technological era.
Tomorrow’s electric pickup trucks are about to arrive and their designs are more futuristic than you would think. Therefore, below are the best electric pickup trucks to soon be available for purchase.
Though most of these models are not yet available, we take an advanced peak to find out what we can expect from these electric trucks when they begin to become available in late 2020 and early 2021.
MSRP: Starting at $45,000 | Range: up to 500 miles | Seats 5
It is possible to describe Atlis XT appearance as that of a beautiful beast. Its rigid appearance may take time to get used to but it shares a familiar look in comparison to most EV other pickups.
This electric pickup truck has an expected range of 500 miles, which won’t make it the best in its class, but is still very respectable. It can tow 35,000 pounds, meaning that it can pull just about anything you will need it too.
One obvious difference is that the XT doesn’t even have wing mirrors, which have been substituted cameras that display images directly to the driver’s control panel.
In fact, the XT features a touch screen display that controls most of the vehicle’s settings, climate-controls, and infotainment system. It supports both Apple Carplay as well as Android Auto.
When asked about the systems of the EV, Atlas stated that “the unique UI behind the wheel ensures the user is in complete control and allows for various customization. This creates a personal connection as you will be able to create an aesthetic you want.”
MSRP: $125,000 | Range: up to 200 miles | Seats 5
The all-electric Bollinger B2 boasts great versatility and performance. With the capacity to tow 7500 pounds, and the versatility to endure 200 miles per charge with its fast-charge battery, this truck should be an impressive piece of hardware.
The B2 features an all-wheel-drive that is made possible by two electric motors, one mounted at the front and the other mounted at the rear.
Together they generate a sturdy 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of torque. Bollinger claims they will capable of propelling the B2 from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and achieving an estimated top speed of 100 mph.
Bollinger also says the pickup truck will have a two-speed box with high and low ranges for added off-road capability. The B2 is said to have a variable ground clearance that ranges from 10 to 20 inches. This electric pickup also has a maximum tow capacity of 7500 pounds and a max payload of 5001 pounds.
Bollinger supplies its pickup truck with a 120-kWh battery pack that is expected to deliver an EPA-rated driving range of 200 miles. The company claims the battery can be replenished in 10 hours using a 220-volt outlet, but it’s also compatible with DC fast-charging that’ll reduce that time to 75 minutes.
MSRP: $39,000 – $69,900| Range 250 – 600 miles | Seats 5
The single-motor RWD version Cybertruck is due to be released in late 2021, while Tesla will launch the dual-motor all-wheel and the tri-motor versions in late 2022.
CEO Elon Musk Tweeted mid-March that he was scouting locations in the Central USA for production of this new Cybertruck. However, this date could be pushed back because of the current global pandemic.
The Cybertruck will be built with an exterior shell made for high durability and passenger protection. The hardy exoskeleton and every other component are designed for superior strength and endurance, from the truck’s Ultra-Hard 30 X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to its Tesla armored glass (which Musk famously broke at its unveiling).
What we do know about the truck so far is that it will be capable of 0-60 MPH in under 6.5 seconds, with a range of 250+ miles. It will have an impressive 100 CU FT of storage space and a towing capacity of 7,500+ LBS.
MSRP: $70,500 | Range: up to 400 miles | Seats 7
Due to be released late 2020, this pickup truck will be manufactured by a new start-up brand called Rivian.
Offering more than 400 miles per charge, and great acceleration, the R1T will be the first electric pickup truck available on mass to customers.
The truck will be sold directly to consumers from the brand. Rivian says that to support web-based purchases, it will set up a network of service centers and Tesla-like stores. Also going on sale soon after the R1T truck will be the R1S, a seven-passenger SUV with similar specs.
When it comes to the interior, the R1T’s cabin is decked out in leather and wood. It will have large displays for both the gauge cluster and the infotainment system.
The R1T has a large trunk under the front hood, a big storage compartment behind the cab (but in front of the bed), and a lockable in-bed compartment.
The truck’s expandable and collapsible crossbar system will allow for equipment storage over the bed and cabin. In total, Rivian says the truck will have 12 cubic feet of lockable storage.
It will have three 110-volt outlets and an air compressor, making this truck ideal for work purposes, camping, and for just about any other use.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage for least three years comes as standard on all vehicles.
MSRP: $52,500 | Range: up to 250 miles | Seats 5
Lordstown Motors is another promising company entering the EV truck market with an innovative and unique design.
By mounting the motors inside the wheel hub to free up space, it plans to set its endurance pickup truck apart from the competition. This should boost performance and control as it will allow the car to more precisely control how much torque is sent to a wheel.
Torque can be added or subtracted by adjusting the amount of current going to the motor, rather than using the clutch and differentials, typically used to adjust torque split in combustion engine trucks. This technology has enormous potential to revolutionize future car designs if successful.
There is currently little other information available on the Lordstown Endurance. However, we anticipate it to be released in the 4th quarter of 2020.
Ford All-Electric F-150
MSRP: $**| Range: **| Seats 5
Ford has hinted that their electric F-150 could be on the market as soon as 2021.
The EV version of their top-selling truck is expected to be out a year after Ford’s first electric vehicle, their Mach E, a Mustang-inspired crossover EV. However, it remains to be seen whether the electric F-150 will come out ahead of startups Bollinger and Rivian—or Tesla—to become the first-ever EV truck EV on the market.
Ford has yet to confirm much in the way of performance details, so once again we have to wait to see how impressive this truck will turn out to be.
In July, Ford released a video of F-150 EV prototype towing a train. If that is the potential that we can expect, then this is sure to be a top-selling EV truck.
GMC Hummer EV
MSRP: $70,000 | Range: up to 400 miles | Seats 5
When you think Hummer, you think of a gasoline consumption level that is not much better than a heavy battle tank. However, that is not the case with the GMC Hummer EV.
So what’s this about an EV Hummer? Well, it is a more environmentally friendly version that is able to travel a fair distance on a single charge, up to 400 miles in fact.
Due to be released in 2022, the Hummer will be the first in the GMC EV and has so far caused a lot of excitement in the industry. Though not much else is known about the car at this point.
We can only deduce that there will be a rear-drive model and perhaps an all-wheel-drive version too. GM has announced that the Hummer EV will generate up to 1000 horsepower and produce 11,500 lb-ft of torque. That’s nail-biting performance.
We still don’t know much and we look forward to hearing any new information on the Hummer EV.
MSRP: $60,000 – $90,000 | Range: up to 600 miles | Seats 5
The Nikola Badger is a truck that has an aggressive yet futuristic off-road look. It will run on FCEV (Fuel-Cell Electric) or BEV (Battery-Electric) and is designed to target or exceed every electric or petrol pickup in its class.
It is also engineered to deliver a very impressive 980 ft. lbs. of torque, 906 peak HP, and 455 continuous HP.
This pickup truck is designed to handle all that you can ask it to do. It really represents the cutting edge of engineering technology so there is a good probability that this is going to be a great electric pickup truck.
Trevor Milton, CEO, Nikola Corporation – “This electric truck can be used for work, weekend getaways, towing, off-roading or to hit the ski slopes without performance loss. No other electric pickup can operate in these temperatures and conditions.”
MSRP: $**| Range: **| Seats 6
Most EV truck designs look more like moon rovers and the Neuron EV T-One follows the same futuristic design approach.
Very little is known about this model and the company is keeping their cards very close to their chest. All we have been able to see are photos of the futuristic-looking outside and interior of this exciting truck.
The interior is a luxurious space, with a wooden finish, leather, and high-end materials. The seating layout in the T.ONE varies from carrying three to six passengers. The truck has a single central forward driver’s seat, with two seats behind.
Not much is known on the T.O.N.E, especially any performance details. Neuron has said that it is a “multi-source propulsion system that draws power from an all-electric traction battery pack, replaceable reserve power, and removable solar panel truck bed cover.”
Without any specifications on the pickup, we are really all just left guessing.
You can “reserve” your own Neuron EV T.ONE today, but without even knowing any details, it is unlikely many will. If you are interested, you can enter your details into a contact form on the website, but that’s about as far as your “reservation” goes at the present time.