The upcoming 2022 Atlis XT is a model that you probably never heard of. We don’t blame you, but you should pay close attention to this impressive pickup truck. It is an all-electric model that will be virtually unveiled on November 11. Atlis said the company’s goal is to build an electric pickup with 500 miles of driving range.
Of course, the performances will be truly great, so Atlis XT is a model that could cause another splash in the automotive industry. At this moment, we know a couple of things about this truck. That includes its design and promised performance figures. On the other hand, its launch date, price, and even the interior are still a mystery.
Atlis XT Charging
One of the most important things when it comes to electrification is managing thermal loads. More precisely, we are talking about the charging and the new 2022 Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck will deliver very fast charging. Nowadays, the best possible charging options are via 400 or 800-volt DC. However, Atlis targets a 1600-volt charging. That means the XT model will offer a battery that works at 1,600 volts. Atlis claims that this battery can virtually turn into 800 or 400-volt units.
The manufacturer plans to deliver very fast charging, from 0 to 100 percent in just 15 minutes. To compare, some of the best-possible charging systems you can find are providing from 0 to 80 percent in 20 minutes. According to Atlis, the key is thermal management where the cells are heated at the beginning of the charge. Furthermore, the cells are cooled toward the end so this setup prevents the cells from growing or shorting. Lastly, those batteries will survive around 2,000 fast-charge cycles.
The brand-new 2022 Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck will offer three different battery sizes. However, the exact specs are not available yet. From what we know, Atlis plans to provide units such as 125 and 250 kWh battery packs. Moreover, the battery will be placed between the vehicle’s robust frame rails. Most trim levels will offer two axles and some other trims will offer a six-wheel drive.
The axles will feature a fully independent suspension. That means the all-wheel-drive setup will be offered as standard. As we said at the beginning, the range-topping model will provide 500 miles of driving range. Less-capable variants will deliver 300 and 400 miles of all-electric driving range.
2022 Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The approaching 2022 Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck will offer wheelbases ranged from 144 to 176 inches. The short-wheelbase models will start at around $45,000. The entry-level models will be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds. On the other hand, the range-topping trim level will offer a 500-mile driving range and it will tow almost 35,000 pounds.
This model will cost $85,000. We don’t know the exact release date, but Atlis is about to release a teaser video in the coming weeks. More details will become available by the end of the year and XT Truck will be launched at some point during 2021.