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.
Now that deliveries have started for the Rivian R1T and the Hummer EV, electric pickup trucks are now a reality. And many more are planned. They're coming from the largest sellers of mainstream pickups, Ford and Chevrolet, as well as the biggest seller of EVs, Tesla, and other automakers as well. Here, we've rounded up the growing field of EVs with cargo beds, both from well-established car companies and new startup players.
Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford builds the best-selling pickup truck in the country, so its decision to create an all-electric version is a big deal. The Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is due to go on sale in spring 2022 with a starting price of $41,669 for the entry-level Pro model. Pricier XLT, Lariat, and Platinum trims will also be available. With standard all-wheel drive courtesy of an electric motor at each axle, the F-150 Lightning is fed energy by either a standard 98.0-kWh battery pack or an available 131.0-kWh unit. The former affords a combined peak of 426 horsepower and a manufacturer-estimated driving range of around 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. –Joey Capparella
Chevrolet Silverado EV
Unlike the Ford F-150 Lightning, which shares many of its body panels with its gas-fed counterpart, the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV looks almost nothing like the Silverado 1500 it complements in the bow-tie brand's lineup. Regardless, the all-wheel-drive Silverado EV packs plenty of promise. Credit its use of General Motors's Ultium electric vehicle components, which allow the truck to travel up to a manufacturer-estimated 400 miles on a full charge. Look for sales to start in 2023, with Chevy prioritizing the fleet-oriented Silverado EV WT grade over the likes of the more stylish (and pricey) Trail Boss and RST trims. –Greg Fink
GMC Sierra EV
The GMC Hummer EV is set to get a sibling by way of the electric Sierra. Look for this model to largely mirror the Chevy Silverado EV. As such, we expect the Sierra EV to offer up to 400 miles of driving range and share many of the Chevy's body panels. We wager the Sierra EV will go on sale in 2023.–Greg Fink
Tesla wants people to forget everything they know about pickup trucks. With a weird wedge shape and a DeLorean-esque stainless-steel shell, the Cybertruck certainly departs from the segment's long-held conventions. Oh, and it's dentproof, scratchproof, and allegedly bulletproof. But if Tesla's ambitious claims that it can tow up to 14,000 pounds and drive more than 500 miles on a single charge are true, the Cybertruck will be more capable than even the current Ford F-150 and will have a longer range than any EV on the market. The all-electric pickup also boasts some impressive performance claims, with an estimated zero-to-60-mph time under three seconds and an adjustable air suspension that can provide up to 16 inches of ground clearance. If it sounds like Tesla intended the Cybertruck to be more capable off-road than a Jeep, quicker than a Porsche, and stronger than all of the best-selling half-ton trucks, well, that's probably not too far-fetched. Tesla originally said the vehicle would appear in 2022, but now it has removed the Cybertruck's production timeline from its website altogether, so when—or if—the Cybertruck will appear is anybody's guess. –Eric Stafford
Lordstown announced some time ago that it was accepting $1000 deposits for the Endurance, and the startup EV maker has since released the full details of its upcoming truck. The Endurance will have a range of more than 250 miles, according to Lordstown, thanks to its 109.0-kWh battery pack. The pickup will have a towing capacity of 7500 pounds and a horsepower peak of 600 horsepower. Intended as a fleet vehicle—although it will be available to individual customers—the Endurance has a governed speed of 80 mph. Production of the Endurance has been delayed several times, and the company has suffered financial difficulties. The latest plan is to sell the still-unfinished factory to iPhone maker Foxconn, which would assemble the truck. As of this writing, the Endurance is due to go on sale late in 2022. –Colin Beresford
Toyota Tacoma EV
Toyota recently showed off an electric pickup truck it plans to produce in the coming years. The Japanese automaker shared little about the vehicle itself; however, we believe the truck previews the next-generation Tacoma—albeit in EV form. –Greg Fink
Canoo Pickup Truck
Think of the Canoo Pickup Truck as a modern EV analog to the Volkswagen Transporter, Dodge A100, and Chevy Corvair pickups of yore. Like those models, the Canoo features a cab-forward design that forgoes a formal hood (or frunk, in the case of EV trucks). As a result, the Canoo Pickup Truck looks like no other pickup currently sold today. Despite this, the Canoo is no less versatile than today's group of mid-size pickups. In fact, it's arguably more versatile, thanks to its cab's frontgate, as well as its bed's sidegates and tailgate. Canoo's timeline for the Pickup Truck is rather vague, with the automaker simply stating the model is set to launch "as early as 2023." If all goes according to plan, though, then look for the Canoo Pickup Truck to offer both rear- and all-wheel-drive powertrain options, more than 200 miles of driving range on a full charge, and north of 500 horses in its most powerful state of tune. –Greg Fink
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