The Top 5: If Picking An EV Truck, Make It One OF These

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  • Top 5 EV pickup trucks to arrive soon: Atlis XT, Tesla Cybertruck, Chevrolet Silverado EV, Lordstown Endurance, and Bollinger B2

Electric mobility has emerged as the most promising alternative to conventional ICE vehicles. The global automotive market is pushing for electric mobility at record rates The electric vehicle is clearly influencing two-wheeler and four-wheeler markets while having already made a significant impact on three-wheelers. Similarly, EV pickup trucks has also not remained a novel concept anymore.

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Pickup trucks have an image of being robust and boisterous machines that make growling sounds which can be heard from a distance. They are tough, durable, and do the kind of work that other vehicles may not be considered fit enough to pull off. So, it may not be that easy to imagine a noiseless machine that is technologically advanced, yet carry out the functions of a pickup truck. It’s just a matter of how much torque a set of electric motors can throw out at a moment’s notice.

Engine outputs alone don’t say much, but these mechanised beasts boast the capability of sprinting 0-60 mph at speeds that rival or even beat sports cars or the best that the EVs from Tesla can manage.

So far, only a select few brands have shown examples of electric pickups, but more are definitely on the way. Here is the list of the top 5 EV pickup trucks to hit the market soon.

#1 Atlis XT

Expected Release: 2023

Range: 500 miles

Towing Capacity: 35,000 lbs (15,875 kg)

Price: From $45,000 – $85,000

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An American start-up, Atlis first revealed its XT pickup to the world back in 2019, claiming 500 miles of range with just 15 minutes for a full charge. Fast-forward three years, Atlis remains a serious contender in the world of EV pickup trucks. It has some eye-catching specifications – a 4WD electric hub motor system, 4-wheel independent suspension, regenerative braking, and an estimated functional life of a million miles. Atlis will start the production of the truck in late 2022. Thus, the release date of the XT maybe sometime in early 2023.

Offering the biggest range on this list, the car may drive up to 500 miles on a single charge on the back of its largest available battery pack. The truck offers a towing capacity of up to a huge bulk of 35,000 pounds, even with that kind of range, using a gooseneck or 5th wheel which is surreal! The payload is comfortably up to 5,000 pounds. The manufacturer claims that the truck is also fast reaching 0-60 mph in just five seconds, the lowest on the list but still too much for that level of performance. It has a top speed of 120 mph. On its arrival, the pickup truck will come at an entry price of just $45,000, which is quite astonishing looking at the kind of specifications Atlis promises to offer.

#2 Tesla Cybertruck

Expected Release: 2023

Range: over 500 miles

Towing Capacity: upto 14,000 lbs (6,350 Kg)

Price: From $39,900

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Tesla motors has to be on the list of top class when it comes to EV. Boasting a 3,500-payload capacity, Tesla claims the Cybertruck to be the most powerful tool the EV leader has ever built. The truck has an 800-horsepower thrust, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. The huge battery capacity comfortably gives 500 miles of range.

The vehicle has 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage — including a magic tonneau cover that is strong enough to stand on. The beast has a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, promising performance in any extreme situation with ease. The truck has the capacity to seat 6 in its spacious cabin. The hard exterior on the outside is protecting inner technology-driven comfort and luxury. The AI is capable of automated driving. Its self-levelling suspension compensates for the variable load. All those specifications make it an ideal candidate to be amongst the top upcoming EV pickup trucks.

The launch of the all-electric truck has already been delayed twice with its new expected release date to be 2023, at the earliest. The single-motor truck is expected to start at $39,990, while the dual motor model, complete with all-wheel drive, may cost $49,990. Its technological advancement coupled with the price gives it a place in this list of upcoming top EV pickup trucks.

#3 Chevrolet Silverado EV

Expected Release: 2023

Range: over 400 miles

Towing Capacity: 8,000-10,000 lbs (3,650-4,500 kg)

Price: $39,900 – $105,000

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Chevrolet announced plans to construct an electric pickup at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant, currently known as Factory Zero, starting in late 2021. The Ultium Platform in the Silverado EV uses an 800-volt architecture, allowing for high-speed DC fast charging at up to 350 kW. Chevrolet says that’s fast enough to charge approximately 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. Buyers will have two options for buying Silverado EV – bells’n’whistles grade $105,000 RST First Edition and reasonably priced $39,900 Work Truck (WT). Apparently, the former will come with 664bhp and 780lb-ft of torque. It will be reliant to carry over 1300lbs payload, with a towing capacity of 10,000 lbs. While the latter option offers 510bhp and 615lb-ft of torque, with a slightly lesser payload of 1,200 lbs, it has a towing capacity of over 8000 lbs. The Chevrolet Silverado RST will go from 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds.

The truck will be released in the spring of 2023 with a starting price of $39,900, varying up to $105,000 with various models.

#4 Lordstown Endurance

Expected Release: 2022

Range: over 250 miles

Towing Capacity: 7,500 lbs (3,400 kg)

Price: From $52,500

Lordstown Endurance

Lordstown Motors, an American startup, took over GM’s six-million square-foot facility in Lordstown, Ohio. Here, Lordstown Motors also took over the endurance electric pickup truck and developed it.

Endurance will make a combined 600 horsepower from its futuristic hub-motor system. Its 109-kWh battery capacity will give a range of over 250 miles. The 600 horsepower with up to 4,400 pound-feet of torque machine may go 0-60 mph speed in just about 5.5 seconds and has a top speed of 120 mph. The EV has a quartet of hub motors, thereby making it an all-wheel-drive system. It offers a towing capacity of 7,500 lbs. The production may begin this year and increase substantially in 2023, with the Pickup truck’s price starting from $52,500.

#5 Bollinger B2

Expected Release: 2022

Range: over 200 miles

Towing Capacity: 7,500 lbs (3,400 Kg)

Price: From $125,000

Bollinger B2

Bollinger Motors is a Michigan-based auto manufacturer introducing a pickup truck B2, which is an advanced and modified version of its B1 model. Bollinger said the B2’s dual electric motors would have combined for 614 horsepower and 688 lb-ft of torque, which would help it tow up to 7500 pounds and carry a payload up to 5001 pounds. Its design speaks for itself, strong and rough (like a World War II car!), just as the company wanted their EV pickup to look like: a utilitarian road-going tank. Just as its looks may make one wonder, the electric truck won’t be getting any new high-tech features or anything like that, except for a few smart features.

The new electric pickup truck will have a 142-kWh battery pack, with a range capacity of over 200 miles on one charge. To fully charge, the battery will take around 10 hours of a plug-in, and less than 90 minutes using a more powerful charger. It will come with a top speed of 100 mph and will go 0-60 mph in just around 4.5 seconds. Bollinger Motors says that the B2 truck will have two motors that work together to make 615 bhp and 670 lb-ft of torque. On its release, this will be the first EV with a dual-rear-wheel (DRW) variant with variable hydropneumatic suspension.

B2 may come at a mammoth price of $125,000.

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Junaid Shah

Junaid holds a Master of Engineering degree in Construction & Management. Being a civil engineering postgraduate and using his technical prowess, he has channeled his passion for writing in the environmental niche.

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