Electrification is an inevitable future of the automotive industry and it will be very interesting to see how things will go in the segment of pickup trucks. The most intriguing thing about electrification is that it allows many startup companies to start their business without too much experience in the field. That’s why the segment of all-electric pickups will include several new brands, never known by truckers before.
The first all-electric pickup trucks will arrive already in the next year. We expect to see some of the renowned names in the business, such as all-electric versions of F-150 and Silverado, but the next year will also bring several brand-new models, such as Bollinger B2, Rivian R1T or, of course, Tesla Cybertruck. The competition in the segment will be fiercer than ever and it will be very interesting to see if the traditional truck makers are able to withstand the attack of newcomers.
Here is the list of most anticipated all-electric trucks for the next year:
This square-looking pickup is expected to arrive sometime in the next year. From what we know so far, it will be extremely practical, as most of the panels will be removable, in a similar fashion as Jeep Gladiator. However, the B2 will be far more expensive, as the estimated price goes around 125.000 dollars.
For that money, you may expect a dual-motor setup, with a total output of 614 horsepower. That will be enough for a 0-60 sprint in about 4.5 seconds, while the top speed should go around 100 mph. The max towing capacity will be 7.500 pounds, reports say.
Some of the features we should mention are hydropneumatic suspension, locking differentials, disconnecting sway bars front and rear, and up to 20 inches of ground clearance. We expect to see a 120-kWh battery pack, which will provide more than 200 miles of the all-electric range.
The resurrection of Hummer will include both pickup and SUV variants. The pickup is about to come first and from what we know so far, it will be very capable. We expect to see a couple of output and battery variants on the offer and, interestingly, the most capable version will come first.
That model will be called the Edition one and it will feature three electric motors. The total output will go around 1.000 horsepower and 1.100 pound-feet of torque, which will be enough to move this large truck from zero to sixty in about three seconds. The max towing capacity should go around 11.500 pounds, while the max range should go around 350 miles. The less capable models will come later.
Besides strong performance and recognizable design, the GMC Hummer EV will also come with a pretty interesting interior design, with design elements such as moon-boot footprint on the dead pedal and speaker grilles that show the Sea of Tranquility. These things celebrate GM’s participation in the Apollo mission, as this company was part of the team that designed the lunar rover.
Chevrolet Silverado Electric
It’s not hard to conclude that the all-electric Silverado won’t have many things in common with the standard, internal-combustion version. Instead, most of the parts will be shared with the upcoming GMC Hummer EV.
Both models will ride on GM’s new Ultium platform, which supports battery packs of up to 200 kWh. However, the big difference between Hummer and this one is that the Silverado is going to be offered in a much wider range. According to Chevy’s spokesmen, this one will be available even in the most basic trim, known as a Work Truck, which means it should also be quite affordable.
At this point, we don’t know the details regarding power and performance. We may presume that there will be a variety of configurations on the offer. The most capable versions should be able to make over 400 miles on a single charge. The production will probably start in 2023.
Ford F-150 Lightning
It’s not a surprise that the world’s best-selling pickup is also about to get its all-electric iteration. The F-150 Lighting has been in development for a while and we expect to see it on sale in the next year. According to the latest reports, the base price will go around 42.000 dollars.
Other than the name, the all-electric F-150 won’t have too much in common with the internal combustion version. It will ride on a completely new platform and, of course, it will swap gasoline and diesel engines for electric motors. From what we know so far, there will be two versions on the offer.
The Standard-Range model will be able to make around 230 miles on a single charge and it will feature a max output of 426 horsepower. On the other hand, the Extended-Range model will feature a max output of 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, as well as a bigger battery that will provide a max range of around 300 miles. When it comes to max towing capacity, base models will be good for about 7.500 pounds, while the most capable versions will be able to tow around 10.000 pounds.
Ram 1500 EV
Of course, it would be hard to imagine the world of all-electric pickups without Ram’s iteration. From what we know so far, the new pickup is in development and it will arrive a little bit later compared to rivals, probably in 2024.
At this point, we don’t know much about the all-electric Ram 1500 but rumors suggest a full body-on-frame layout, as well as a battery capacity that ensures 500 miles on a single charge, which sounds very ambitious.
The new platform will be developed and it will be also used for all kinds of commercial vehicles, including vans, HD trucks etc. Allegedly, it will accept fast chargers with a capacity of up to 150 kWh.
The Rivian R1T will probably be the first electric pickup to hit the market. According to the latest reports, sales will start in January 2022, with the model that offers more than 400 miles on a single charge. The base version with a smaller battery will come later.
From what we know so far, the total output will go around 800 horsepower. What’s interesting is that each wheel will be powered by its own electric motor, so the whole setup will consist of four electric motors. With all that power, this pickup will be able to hit 60 mph in just 3 seconds. When it comes to the max towing capacity, the company claims 11.000 pounds.
The R1T will come in two variants regarding battery capacity. Base models will feature a 135-kWh battery, which should ensure around 300 miles of range. The aforementioned version with a range of more than 400 miles, which is expected to come in January, will feature a bigger 180-kWh battery.
Without any doubt, this is the most polarizing truck on the list. While some really like its hyper-futuristic design, others can’t stand it. What’s more important is that, after several delays, the new model is finally about to arrive in early 2022.
From what we know so far, Tesla’s pickup will come in three variants. Base models will feature a single electric motor on the rear axle and while there are no details about power, Tesla claims 0-60 time in 6.5 seconds. The dual-motor version will be a mid-range option and should be able to hit 60 in 4.5 seconds. Finally, there is the tri-motor version, which will offer blistering acceleration of just 2.9 seconds for a 0-60 sprint.
All three models are should come with a 250-kWh battery pack. The single-motor version should be able to make over 250 miles on a single charge, while the dual-motor model will certainly go over 300. Finally, the tri-motor version should feature a 500-mile range. When it comes to towing, Tesla claims 7.500, 10.000 and 14.000 pounds, respectively.