Every Electric Pickup Truck Currently on the Horizon

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  • 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.

With deliveries started for the Rivian R1T pickup and the Hummer EV pickup, electric pickups 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 others 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

Photo credit: John Roe - Car and Driver
Photo credit: John Roe - Car and Driver

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 the spring 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 Electric

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Photo credit: Michael Simari - Car and Driver

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 model line. 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 smaller 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 Cybertruck

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Photo credit: Tesla

Tesla wants people to forget everything they know about pickup trucks. With a weird wedgelike 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 farfetched. 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

Bollinger B2

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Photo credit: Bollinger

The long-promised Bollinger B2 is the most expensive of the upcoming electric trucks: priced at $125,000. That sum nets B2 buyers geared axle hubs, hydropneumatic suspension, and the ability to carry 16-foot-long lumber with the tailgate closed. Actually, make that tailgates, plural. There's one on the front, too, which we guess would make it a frontgate? Or is that a grille-gate? Thanks to its exotic suspension and drivetrain—which is like a cross between a Hummer H1 and a Citroën DS—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. That's why it gets away with no airbags. With locking diffs, disconnecting sway bars front and rear, and up to 20 inches of ground clearance, the B2 should be a monster off-road. And despite looking like a cubist take on a Jeep Gladiator, the B2's on-road stats are impressive: 614 horsepower, 668 pound-feet of torque, and a manufacturer-estimated 4.5-second zero-to-60-mph time. Range is estimated at 200 miles, which isn't a lot for a vehicle with a 142.0-kWh battery, but obviously, range is pretty far down on the B2's list of priorities. –Ezra Dyer

Lordstown Endurance

Photo credit: Lordstown Motors
Photo credit: Lordstown Motors

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

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Photo credit: Toyota

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

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Photo credit: Car and Driver

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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