Electric trucks have arrived, and more will follow in 2022 and beyond. We’re talking about the most well-known names in the industry, from Ford and Chevrolet to Tesla and a slew of others.
But, as they say, “the best is yet to come,” so let’s take a look at some of the most interesting EV pickups on the horizon.
In the US, trucks are the most popular vehicles, and the arrival of electric pickup trucks could expand the gap. We’re seeing new capabilities and new owners in the truck industry now that the Rivian R1T and Hummer EV trucks are available.
Ford F-150 Lightning
The F-150 Lightning was originally expected to be under $40k, but it now appears that the base Pro model will cost roughly $41,669 when it arrives in the spring or summer of 2022.
The F-150 Lightning comes standard with all-wheel drive and electric motors on each axle, and it’s powered by a 98.0-kWh battery pack, which can be upgraded to a 131.0-kWh unit. The base model has a range of 230 miles with 426 horsepower, while the higher grade has a range of 300 miles per charge.
Chevy Silverado EV
While GM has already announced the Hummer EV, Chevrolet isn’t far behind, with the all-new Silverado EV set to debut in early 2022. This is another truck to keep an eye on, with a sleek new look, plenty of power, and production set to begin in early 2023.
The Silverado EV, according to GM CEO Mary Barra, should give over 400 miles per charge, a slew of distinctive features, and be “unmatched” when compared to the competition. Ford and Tesla have their work cut out for them with a stylish design, all-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, and lots of range.
The Tesla Cyrbertruck is a divisive electric truck with a unique appearance unlike anything we’ve seen before. The Cybertruck’s capabilities are well-documented at this point.
It’s massive, powerful, and fast, with a bare steel design and bullet-proof windows, and it’s been subjected to numerous delays. Tesla’s Model 3 was supposed to come in 2021 for roughly $39,999, but new sources say it won’t even start manufacturing until 2023.
In the EV space, a lot has happened since it was first revealed in 2019. Crab walk and 4-wheel steering are two elements of the Rivian R1T truck that Elon Musk just stated Tesla would use in the Cybertruck.
Tesla’s Cybertruck will outclass the F-150 Lightning and Silverado EV if it can truly deliver on its promises of towing 14,000 pounds, 500 miles per charge, and everything else. However, given its late arrival, we could see Ford already working on upgrades to its F-150 to compete with or outperform Tesla.
GMC Sierra EV
GMC released the first teaser photographs of the GMC Sierra Denali EV towards the end of 2021. The electric vehicle will be officially unveiled in 2022, with plans to be built in Michigan, and it will hit the streets in 2023.
The Sierra EV will be powered by GM’s Ultium battery packs, which will deliver a range of up to 400 miles. It’ll almost certainly include all of the same features as the Silverado, but in a more opulent and pricey package. We won’t know much more until it makes its official appearance later this year.
Lordstown Motors is a fledgling electric vehicle firm comparable to Rivian, however they’ve had a lot of problems and financial difficulties.
The car was designed as a fleet vehicle with an 80mph top speed, but the company claims it will eventually be available to regular customers. The Endurance, according to the manufacturer, can go over 250 miles on a single charge, pull over 7,500 pounds, and is powered by a 109-kWh battery pack with roughly 600 horsepower.
RAM 1500 EV
The RAM 1500 EV is another intriguing EV truck, however it won’t be available until 2022. We don’t know much about it now, given that it won’t be released until 2024, but the concept art from RAM looks fantastic.
The 1500 EV, according to the company, will have a range of roughly 500 miles per charge, be capable of towing over 10,000 pounds, and include standard fast charging and autonomous driving technologies.
RAM will have plenty of time to learn from Rivian, Ford, and Chevrolet before launching its full-size EV truck, which is scheduled to arrive in 2024. It’s also possible that arriving late to the game will pay handsomely.
Toyota Tacoma EV
While Toyota did not refer to it as a “Tacoma EV,” instead referring to it as a “EV Pickup Truck,” it’s evident that we’re looking at the next-generation Toyota Tacoma EV. Toyota’s concept electric pickup truck resembles a slightly larger Tacoma with subtle tweaks comparable to the new 2022 Tundra.