The F-150 Lightning from Ford and the Silverado EV from Chevy aren’t the only battery-powered pickups on the way.
- Many automakers, both startups and well-established players, have announced plans to build all-electric pickup trucks.
- We rounded up all the electric trucks on the horizon from Tesla’s new Cybertruck to Ford’s F-150 Lightning.
- Look for more brands to introduce their own electric pickups in the coming years.
Electric pickup trucks are already a reality, thanks to the arrival of the Rivian R1T and the Hummer EV. There will be many more in the future. They come from Ford and Chevrolet, the top sellers of conventional pickups, as well as Tesla, the largest seller of electric vehicles, and other automakers. We’ve compiled a list of the burgeoning field of electric vehicles with cargo beds, including models from well-known automakers as well as innovative start-ups.
1. Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford produces America’s best-selling pickup truck, so its plan to develop an all-electric version is significant. The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck will debut on sale in spring 2022, with the entry-level Pro model starting at $41,669 USD. There will also be pricier XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims. The F-150 Lightning has standard all-wheel drive thanks to an electric motor at each axle, and is powered by either a 98.0-kWh battery pack or a 131.0-kWh battery pack. The former has a combined peak output of 426 horsepower and a manufacturer-estimated range of 230 miles. Opt for the bigger pack, and the truck’s output jumps to 563 horses, while the driving range reaches a manufacturer-estimated 300 miles.
2. Chevrolet Silverado EV
The 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV looks nearly nothing like the Silverado 1500 it accompanies in the bow-tie brand’s range, unlike the Ford F-150 Lightning, which shares many of its body panels with its gas-fed sibling. In any case, the all-wheel-drive Silverado EV has a lot of potential. Due to the usage of GM’s Ultium electric vehicle components, the truck can go up to 400 miles on a single charge, according to the firm. Sales are expected to begin in 2023, with Chevy emphasising the fleet-friendly Silverado EV WT variant above the more elegant (and more expensive) Trail Boss and RST trims.
3. GMC Sierra EV
The GMC Hummer EV will have a brother in the form of an electric Sierra. Expect this model to closely resemble the Chevy Silverado EV. As a result, we estimate the Sierra EV to have a range of up to 400 miles and to share much of the Chevy’s body panels. The Sierra EV is expected to hit the market in 2023.
4. Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla wants people to forget about pickup pickups entirely. The Cybertruck deviates from the segment’s long-held norms with its odd wedge shape and DeLorean-esque stainless-steel shell. It’s also dentproof, scratchproof, and bulletproof, according to the manufacturer. But, if Tesla’s boasts that it can tow 14,000 pounds and run more than 500 miles on a single charge are true, the Cybertruck will be more capable than the current Ford F-150 and have a greater range than any EV on the market.
The all-electric truck is also said to have a three-second zero-to-60-mph pace and an adjustable air suspension that can provide up to 16 inches of ground clearance. If it sounds like Tesla designed the Cybertruck to be more capable off-road than a Jeep, faster than a Porsche, and stronger than all of the best-selling half-ton trucks, you’re probably right. Tesla originally stated that the vehicle will be available in 2022, but it has since removed the Cybertruck’s production timeline from its website, leaving it unclear when—or if—the vehicle would be available.
5. Bollinger B2
With a price tag of $125,000, the long-awaited Bollinger B2 is the most expensive of the incoming electric trucks. Buyers of the B2 get geared axle hubs, hydropneumatic suspension, and the ability to transport 16-foot-long lumber with the tailgate closed for that money. Make that tailgates, not tailgates. There’s one on the front as well, so we’re guessing it’s a frontgate? Is it a grillegate, or what? The B2 has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds, making it a Class 3 medium truck in the eyes of the Federal Highway Administration, thanks to its unusual suspension and drivetrain, which is a cross between a Hummer H1 and a Citroen DS.
That’s why it’s not equipped with airbags. The B2 should be a monster off-road, with locking diffs, detaching front and rear sway bars, and up to 20 inches of ground clearance. Despite its cubist take on a Jeep Gladiator, the B2’s on-road numbers are impressive: 614 horsepower, 668 pound-feet of torque, and a 4.5-second zero-to-60-mph time, according to the maker. Range is predicted to be 200 miles, which isn’t much for a vehicle with a 142.0-kWh battery, but it’s clear that range isn’t high on the B2’s priority list.
6. Lordstown Endurance
Lordstown stated a few months ago that it was taking $1000 deposits for the Endurance, and the upstart EV producer has since revealed all of the specifics about the truck. According to Lordstown, the Endurance’s 109.0-kWh battery pack will give it a range of more than 250 miles. The truck will have a towing capability of 7500 pounds and a max horsepower of 600.
The Endurance is designed as a fleet vehicle, although it will also be accessible to private consumers. It has a controlled speed of 80 mph. The Endurance’s production has been pushed back multiple times, and the business has run into financial difficulties. The most recent proposal is to sell the facility, which is still unfinished, to iPhone manufacturer Foxconn, who would assemble the truck. The Endurance is scheduled to go on sale in late 2022, as of this writing.
7. Toyota Tacoma EV
Toyota recently unveiled intentions to develop an electric pickup truck in the next years. The Japanese carmaker revealed nothing about the vehicle, but we believe it is a prototype for the next-generation Tacoma, albeit in electric form.
8. Canoo Pickup Truck
Consider the Canoo Pickup Truck to be a modern electric version of the Volkswagen Transporter, Dodge A100, and Chevy Corvair pickup trucks of the past. The Canoo, like those vehicles, has a cab-forward design without a formal hood (or frunk, in the case of EV trucks). As a result, the Canoo Pickup Truck is unlike any other pickup truck on the market right now. Despite this, the Canoo is just as adaptable as the current crop of mid-size pickups. It’s actually more adaptable, thanks to the frontgate on the cab, as well as the sidegates and tailgate on the bed.
Canoo’s Pickup Truck launch date is ambiguous, with the carmaker just noting that the model will arrive “as early as 2023.” If everything goes according to plan, the Canoo Pickup Truck will have rear- and all-wheel-drive engine options, more than 200 miles of driving range on a single charge, and north of 500 horsepower in its most powerful configuration.