The electric pickup truck segment will be one of the most interesting to watch in 2021. Many automotive companies, both rookies and well-known carmakers with a long and successful history, recently announced their plans for developing a full-electric truck. So, besides the premium EVs, Tesla will get competition in this segment as well. Of course, already-famous Cybertruck is getting a good share of attention from the automotive audience.
But now, Tesla’s truck and the electric Ford F-150 will have to face the upcoming competition in this growing segment. In the following paragraphs, we rounded several most promising electric vehicles with cargo beds that will make a debut in 2021. Let’s see what they have to offer, shall we?
All-Electric Ford F-150
One of the most awaited electric trucks for 2021 is Ford’s F-150. The Blue Oval is planning to release the car before the electric crossover, based on a Mustang-like styling. But, there’s no official release date at the moment. Still, rumors suggest that it is fast-tracked for production. The electric F-150 could change the electric pickup segment.
Besides the brand-new platform, the forthcoming truck will deliver a redesigned body and high-end interior. Of course, the majority of our readers want to know are the speculations regarding the towing capacity of F-150 true? Well, we can’t say for sure, but the automaker did another test, and the truck tows even more weight. All in all, we assume that Michigan company wants to prove that “electric” doesn’t discredit the truck’s performances.
Tesla wants to establish a unique design language in the electric pickup segment. The back-To-The-Future-like Cybertruck certainly draws a lot of attention, everywhere it shows. Furthermore, Elon Musk claims that this model can tow up to 14,000 pounds. On top of that, according to the company reports, the driving range should be more than 500 miles on a single charge.
So, with that range, Cybertruck will be the leader of the electric class. Also, the estimated 0-60 mpg acceleration is under 3 seconds. Tesla’s truck comes with a ground clearance of 16 inches. The release date of the single-motor RWD version is scheduled for late 2021. On the other hand, the dual-motor all-wheel and the tri-motor versions will be available in late 2022.
GM Electric Pickup Truck
Although the General Motor didn’t confirm the development of the electric pickup truck, several officials from the company suggested that it will happen very soon. According to the news, the GM invest around $3 billion in the electric pickup developing program. Furthermore, the automaker’s all-electric truck will ride on a new platform, which will be called B1T.
Also, the upcoming model will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck factory. As a part of the multi-billion investment, the plant will be upgraded so that it can provide the best possible conditions for the production. On top of that, the electric Hummer is confirmed as well.
American automaker and automotive technology company will start the production of the R1T electric pickup truck in the Q4 of 2020. The car will be available in the first few months of 2021, and it will include unique “skateboard” chassis.
Moreover, the company reports claim that the driving range of the truck will be around 400 miles. The Rivian electric vehicle brings a battery pack with a capacity between 105 kWh and 180 kWh. Also, under the bonnet will be a potent mill that will generate 700 hp and 825 lb-ft of torque.
One of the electric startups that will join the race is Lordstown Motors. Recently, we heard that the startup bought a closed-down Lordstown plant form the GM. Also, right before revealing the Cbyretruck, Lordstown Motors announces that they will accept $1,000 deposits to reserve their electric pickup project. The upcoming vehicle will be known as 2021 Lordstown Endurance.
However, we don’t have much info regarding the truck, only that it will be based on a 4WD “hub motor” system. Also, Workhorse, which has 10% ownership in Lordstown Motors, will give 6,000 pre-existing orders of the W-15 electric truck to the Ohio-based company. The production of the Endurance will start in late 2020, and the deliveries will follow shortly after that.
Bollinger B2 Electric Pickup Truck
2021 Bollinger B2 will the most expensive electric pickup in the class, with the starting price at $125,000. This model will offer geared axle hubs, hydropneumatic suspension, and the two tailgates. That’s tight Bollinger B2 comes with a front tailgate as well. So, it will be like some grill-gate? We will wait for further info from the automaker to figure this out.
Furthermore, the engine will be something in-between Citroen DS and a Hummer H1. Taking into account that the Bollinger B2 will weigh 10,000 pounds, it might pass as Class 3 medium truck. Therefore, you won’t find any airbags inside the vehicle. Moreover, thanks to the 20 inches of ground clearance, the forthcoming truck will provide excellent off-road performances.
The engine will generate 614 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, while 0-60 mph acceleration will be 4.5 seconds. The driving range is estimated at 200 miles. That’s not impressive in comparison with the rest of the models from the list. But, the Bollinger B2 don’t care much about the range. The company is taking the deposits now, while the production will begin in the second half of the year.
Atlis Motor Vehicles claims that the XT electric pickup truck will be one of the most efficient models in the segment. According to the news from the company, the pickup will come with a driving range of up to 500 miles of electric energy, with the largest battery pack. Besides the impressive range, this model will provide a towing capacity of 35,000 pounds.
Also, the payload is rated at 5,000 pounds, which is equally remarkable. The announced Atlix XT will be a full-size truck, and it will offer 6.5, and 8-foot bed. So, this model will be larger than the Rivian RT1, while the 8-lug wheel design hints that it will be a heavy-hauler as well.