Fully electric pickup trucks and SUVs are finally here! Before 2021, there weren’t any EV pickups available at all. Now, as demand has ramped up, familiar companies have come out with promising EV models. Read below for a list of electric pickup trucks available now, and some future ones to look out for.
EV Pickup Trucks Available Now:
Two years ago, Rivian was the first company to roll out an electric pickup truck. The original model, the Rivian R1T was sent to its first customer in September of 2021. The new model, the 2022 Rivian RT1T, features four wheel drive, 835 Hp, a range of up to 400 miles, and a 908 lb-ft torque. The truck can load up to 1,760 pounds and tow up to 11,000 pounds. It also has ample storage including a ‘gear tunnel,’ – a storage tunnel which runs through the body of the car— and a collapsible ‘camp kitchen.’ Along with practical capabilities, the RT1T features WiFi and LTE, Bluetooth, surround sound speakers, vegan leather seats, a stunning panoramic roof, and is available in 9 colors. This car is definitely a luxury vehicle and will cost you nearly $80,000. Rivian also plans to release a new pickup truck model in Fall 2023.
GMC’s 2022 Hummer EV pickup came out at the end of 2021. The pricey $112,000 electric pickup is truly high tech with a Bose surround sound system, a panoramic roof with UV protection, 18 HD ‘surround vision’ cameras, and two HD touch screens in the front interior. The car was designed for ‘extreme off-roading’ and has tough ‘armor’ on its underside, dynamic suspension, and the ability to ‘crab walk’— allowing it to traverse hard-to-get-around spots. The Hummer EV has an over 350 mile range, up to 1,000 HP, up to 11,000 lb-ft torque, a payload of about 1,300 lbs and a towing range of around 7,500 lbs.
Ford has released four updated versions of its F-150 Lightning Ev pickup trucks. The two more affordable options– the 2023 F-150 Lightning Pro ($55,974+), and the 2023 F-150 Lightning XLT ($63,474+) are both currently sold out due to high demand. However, the 2023 F-150 Lightning LARIAT ($74,474+) and the 2023 F-150 Lightning Platinum ($96,874+) are still available to order.
F-150 Lightning LARIAT
The F-150 Lightning LARIAT has an EPA-Estimated Range of up to 320 miles, up to 7,700lb towing range, a 775 lb-ft torque, between 462 horsepower and 580 horsepower and a 2,235 lb payload capacity. The truck comes with a built-in 15.5 inch touchscreen, enhanced voice recognition for hands free access, a 360 degree camera, ambient lighting and much more. On the more practical side, the truck features driving assist features like adaptive cruise control and lane centering. It also has a convenient tailgate that can “open and close with the touch of a button”.
F-150 Lightning Platinum
The F-150 Lightning Platinum has an EPA-Estimated Range of up to 300 miles, up to 8,500lb towing range, a 775 lb-ft torque, up to 580 horsepower and around 2,000 lb payload capacity. Along with the same touchscreen and voice recognition tech as the LARIAT, the Platinum has hands-free driving and sleek leather seats that have ventilation and heating. The Platinum also has technology to assist you with towing like a 360 degree towing cam, a camera to help you reverse while towing, and a trailer brake controller.
Future EV Pickup Trucks
Chevrolet’s first fully electric vehicle, the Chevrolet Silverado EV, will be available in fall 2023, but you can reserve one now. The notoriously tough cowboy look of the non EV Silverado is not lost in this model. Although more streamlined and modernized, the truck looks a lot like any other full sized pickup on the road. So you can drive away in your EV Silverado knowing you’ll fit right in. The truck features a 17” display screen with Google Built-in, and hands free driving technology. The car also has a tailgate that can be folded down into a step or folded up into a workstation— it can also be extended to accommodate a longer load (up to 10 feet). The truck will have up to 10,000 towing capacity, a 785 lb.-ft. of Torque and 754 Horsepower. It has an incredible 400 mile range and will have a starting cost of around $39,000.
The 2023 Bollinger B2 electric pickup truck has a beautiful, elevated-classic design. Bollinger claims that the sleek, black pickup truck was designed “for the ultimate utilitarian purpose.” It has a six foot bed that can carry 16-foot cargo through a “vehicle-length passthrough with gate,” lockable front storage, removable doors, and all wheel drive. The Bollinger B2 has an impressive 614 Horsepower, a 5,000 pound payload capacity, can tow up to 7,500 pounds, and around a 200 mile range. The truck will cost around $125,000– when it becomes available.
Tesla’s fully electric Cybertruck is undeniably cool looking. This sleek, futuristic, “pickup truck” looks like it came straight out of a post apocalyptic Sci-Fi movie. But, Tesla claims it can do a lot more than just look nice. The truck has up to 3,500 pounds of payload capacity, can tow over 14,000 pounds, has over 500 miles range, 800 horsepower, and around 1,000 lb-ft torque. Among other things, the truck features a 17” touchscreen with a customized user interface, 100 cubic feet of exterior storage, on-board power and compressed air, and a spacious interior that seats six. The Tesla Cybertruck is slated to come out in mid 2023 and is expected to have a starting cost of $50,000.
Ram has been slower to the EV game than its competitors by a couple of years, but it is planning on releasing the Ram 1500 Electric truck sometime in 2024. We don’t know too much about the truck yet, but we do know that based on the teaser video on Ram’s website is that it will look like a sleeker, more elegant version of their non EV Ram 1500 truck.
There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a new work truck. If you’re into the high tech luxury work-truck, it might be worth it to splurge now. Otherwise, keep an eye out for future, more affordable EV Pickups that are surely on the horizon.
For a list of pros and cons to help you decide if an EV pickup is right for you, check out my blog post here.
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