At the moment, the electric pickup truck class is booming. Almost every big automotive companies, even the not-so-famous startups, are switching their focus to the EVs and considering the development of the all-electric truck. Definitely, this segment will be one to watch in the following years. Furthermore, the production of zero-emission types of vehicles will have a positive effect on the planet as well.
More and more governments around the world are giving financial stimulants to the companies that are willing to develop an eco-friendly vehicle. Recently, we had a chance to see all the fuss and media attention around the premiere of Tesla’s Cybertruck. But, this model will get serious competition. According to the reports from the company, General Motors is building a brand-new factory, which will produce strictly electric trucks.
We heard the news regarding the upcoming GMC Hummer as well. Also, Ford is developing an all-electric F-150. So, we gather a list of the most impressive electric pickups that will debut in 2021 and 2022. Without further ado, let’s see what these trucks have to offer.
2021 Tesla Cybertruck
If you’re a true gearhead, there no way you missed the big Tesla’s Cybertruck unveiling event. The California-based company will establish a unique design language with the production of the Cybertruck. Well, every person on the planet knows how Tesla’s truck looks like. Even the children can draw it accurately.
This DeLorean-like electric pickup certainly builds a strong visual identity. Besides, Tesla’s truck will offer an outstanding driving range of more than 500 miles on a single charge. So, with that range, the 2021 Cybertruck will probably be the class-leader. Also, the estimated 0-60 acceleration will be under 3 seconds. Now, that’s pretty impressive.
On top of that, Mr. Musk claims that the upcoming model will be able to tow up to 14,000 pounds. Tesla’s electric pickup comes with a 16-inches of ground clearance as well. As for the release date, we can expect the single-motor RWD version in late 2021. However, the dual-motor all-wheel, as well as the tri-motor variants, will come in the last quartal of 2022. The starting price of the 250-miles/7,500 pounds of towing capacity version will be around $40,000.
Furthermore, the mid-range Cybertruck will come with a price sticker of around $50,000. The range-topping ‘tri-motor’ version will start at $70,000. Besides the electric pickup, the company will introduce a Tesla ATV as well.
2021 Rivian R1T
The Michigan-based automaker will begin with the production of R1T electric pickup in the last quarter of 2020. But the deliveries will start in the first few months of next year. The R1T truck comes with an exclusive ‘skateboard’ chassis, and it will include many unique features that you won’t find on other vehicles in the class. Moreover, according to the reports from Rivian’s HQ, the electric pickup will offer a driving range of 400 miles.
The driving range is admirable, taking into account the size and weight of Rivina’s model. The battery capacity will range from 105 kWh to 180 kWh. Also, under the hood of the top-ranking R1T truck will be a potent engine, that will be able to produce 700 hp and 825 lb-ft of torque. But, the automaker will offer a couple of drivetrain options. For example, the base model will use a 105 kWh battery, in combination with four electric motors.
The total output of this configuration will be 402 hp and 412 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, we mentioned that the range-topping model would use a 180 kWh battery. The starting price of the R1T will be under $70,000.
2022 Fisker Alaska
A couple of days ago, a post on Henrik Fisker’s Twitter account showed a photo of the mysterious truck. The backside of the car, to be precise. But, soon after, the post was deleted. The speculations begin immediately. Most of the rumors are about the upcoming electric pickup truck that will be known as the 2022 Fisker Alaska Electric Pickup Truck. Luckily, the screenshots were made before the post was deleted. So, we have a little insight into what could become the future Alaska truck.
The reason for believing is that the company confirms that it is working on a modular electric platform. The Fisker’s spokesman stated that the platform would “several different affordable EV models in the future.” But, besides the name of the future model, there’ not much known. The photo itself looks like a rendering taken from a sketch.
Still, we can notice that the Fisker’s truck will be very rugged, like almost every other electric pickup ou there. Of course, it’s only the backside, so we can’t talk about the front, can’t we? Furthermore, the official release date and the starting price are unknown as well.
Nikola Electric Pickup Truck
The forthcoming Nikola electric pickup truck will be dubbed – Badger, and it will be revealed in September. Similar to the rest of the class, we’ll see an aggressive exterior design, with the rugged front bumper, and an integrated LED light bar. Moreover, the Badger will include a prominent grille and daytime running lights. The most noticeable features of the backside are the bulging hood and plastic fender flares.
Furthermore, the more rounded elements are added to the bodywork, as well as the flush door handles. Also, the angular accents on the rear door will enhance the overall design of the truck. Besides these features, the Badger offers an illuminated side skirt and a contrasting upper body. Also, you’ll notice the vast Nikola logo on the backside. However, the company didn’t come up with the details regarding the engine room of the truck. But, one thing is for sure – The Badger will be a fuel-cell vehicle, which means that it will use hydrogen from refillable tanks and transform it into electricity, which will power the motors.
However, Nikola’s pickup will use an onboard auxiliary battery pack as well. According to the company, the battery will be big enough to power the truck on its own. The battery-powered Badger will offer around 300 miles of driving range.
On the other hand, the fuel-cell model will be able to travel up to 600 miles. The towing capacity is set to 8,000 pounds. As for the release date, even though the premiere is set for September, the official date and price are still unknown.
2021 Lordstown Motors Endurance
Lordstown Motors is a small startup that will enter the electric pickup class. Recently, the startup bought a closed-down Lordstown factory from General Motors. So, the stage is set for the development of the company’s first very own electric pickup. The model will be known as 2021 Lordstown Endurance. Still, we don’t have much of the info about this electric truck. It will be built on a 4WD “hub motor” configuration.
The Endurance will enter the Lordstown plant in late 2020. The deliveries are expected in the first few months of 2021. Also, the company announces that they will start to accept $1,000 deposits for reservations of the electric pickup project. On top of that, Workhorse Group Incorporated, which poses 10% ownership in Lordstown Motors, will supply the Ohio-based startup with 6,000 pre-existing orders of the W-15 electric truck.
2021/2022 Bollinger B2
2021/2022 Bollinger B2 Electric Pickup Truck will be the most expensive truck in the segment. The starting price of this model will be $125,000. The Bollinger B2 comes with geared axle hubs, hydropneumatic suspension, and two tailgates, Yes, the B2 electric pickup will include the front tailgate. To tell you the truth, we don’t know will it be like grill-gate, or something similar to that. We must wait for more photos of the truck to be sure about that innovative feature.
Moreover, under the hood will be a motor, which is a mixture of Citroen DS and a Hummer H1. The Bollinger B2 will be a cumbersome vehicle, with over 10,000 pounds. So, it will be classified as a Class 3 medium truck. Thus, there will be no airbags inside the cabin. But, the forthcoming model will offer excellent off-road performances, since the ground clearance will be at 20-inches.
The total output is estimated at 614 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, while the 0-60 acceleration will be 4.5 seconds. One of the downsides of this model is the driving range. The B2 truck can travel only 200 miles. But, the driving range is not the first concern of the Bollinger. The production will start in the second half of 2020.
Hercules Atlis XT
The announced Hercules Atlis XT electric pickup truck would ve everything you could expect: rugged design, robust, and it will be able to operate in most demanding conditions. This pick up is built to maximize usability, storage, and overall comfort of the passengers. Moreover, the company stated that the upcoming Hercules Atlis XT would be one of the most efficient trucks on the market. The driving range will be up to 500 miles on electric energy alone. Also, the towing capacity is outstanding – up to 35,000 pounds.
Furthermore, the truck will use the XP, or “skateboard” platform. This architecture will underpin the Hercules Atlis XT, but it will be suitable for medium to heavy-duty electric vehicles as well. The basic XP šlatform is composed of two identical modular drive systems, placed in the front and rear of the truck, alongside the central battery pack. The automaker announced that the Hercules Atlis XT would be a full-size electric truck, with available 6.5-, and 8-foot bed.
Neuron EV T-One Electric Pickup Truck/Van
The LA-based electric company recently revealed the design of its T-One Electric Pickup Truck. The Neuron EV first introduced the concept of this model in November, at the 2019 China International Import Expo. Now, it’s offering more in-depth details about the forthcoming electric truck. Let’s begin with the name. The company stated that the letter T represents that the vehicle is built on a truck platform.
On the other hand, the ‘One’ signifies the all-in-one nature of the vehicle. As you can notice from the photo, the platform will be used on various truck bodies. For example, it will underpin pickups, chassis cab models, panel van, and even a premium passenger van, which is the main reason Neuron calls it a modular Electric Utility Vehicle. However, at the moment, we don’t know much about the performance and vehicle specs. The Neuron is quiet about the figures.
The only hint is that “T-One performance is determined by usability.” Therefore, don’t expect the acceleration and the power like on Tesla’s Cybretruck. Furthermore, the scalable chassis will be able to accommodate a multi-source propulsion system, probably including fuel cells.
2022 Ford F-150 Electric Pickup Truck
Indeed, one of the upcoming vehicles that will draw the most attention is the 2022 Ford F-150 electric pickup truck. The Blue Oval is developing the electric crossover as well, built on a Mustang-like design. But, the truck should launch before that particular model. However, there’s no official date or anything similar at the moment. According to the rumors, electric F-150 is fast-tracked for production.
Once it came out, we expect that Ford’s pickup will change the electric truck industry. As we can see from the reports, the F-150 will deliver a brand-new platform, as well as the redesigned body and premium interior. Well, by now, you probably read somewhere about the impressive towing capacity of this truck. However, we can’t say if that’s true or just Ford’s marketing trick. We believe that the Blue Oval intends to show that electric pickup can tow as any other traditional truck.
2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck
General Motors announced that the top-ranking variant of the arriving all-electric Hummer pickup truck would include three electric motors. Therefore, expect that the electric Hummer comes in 1-, 2-, and 3-motor version. Moreover, the GMC will deliver several performance packages, as well as the different starting prices.
The Hummer EV will be officially revealed on May 20. But the sales will start in the fall of 2021. As for the design, you’ll notice the prominent six-slot grille and LED headlights. Besides, other distinctive features are the rugged front bumper and offset GMC badging.
Furthermore, the first-ever electric Hummer will produce 1,000 hp and 11,500 lb-ft of torque. Such an amount of power will launch the truck from 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds. The acceleration is pretty impressive, taking into account the dimensions and weight of the vehicle. Still, the starting price is unknown. General Motors stated that they would reveal the price just before the unveiling of the model in May.
Chevrolet/GMC Electric Pickup Trucks
General Motors will invest $2,2 billion in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. The automaker is planning to build fully electric pickups. As a result, the Detroit plant will become GM’s first factory that will be focused entirely on the production of electric vehicles. So, expect to see a wide range of all-electric trucks and SUVs.
According to GM President Mark Reuss, the electric pickup will be the first of multiple electric truck variants that will be built at Detroit-Hamtramck over the next few years. Besides the all-electric pickups, the Detroit plant will produce the Cruise Origin as well, the fully autonomous EV. Also, the investment will cover the improvement’s to the factory’s body shops and paint.
On top of that, the site will get brand-new machines, controls, tooling, etc. The repairs will begin by the end of the month. Once the construction is finished, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will employ 2,200 workers.