Top 15 Electric Pickups | Specs, Performance And More!

Electric pickups are transforming the automobile industry with impressive performance and reduced environmental impact. They match traditional pickups in horsepower, towing capacity, and range while providing additional cargo space.

The ascent of electric pickups is revolutionizing the auto sector, with numerous models set to enter the North American market in the next five years. This article will explore the specs and performance of the top 15 electric picks.

Let’s begin!

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Ford F-150 Lightning

Source: caranddriver | Ford

The introduction of the electric Ford F-150 is a significant development, especially considering its longstanding position as the best-selling vehicle in North America for four decades. It costs between $60,000 and $100,000, making it a versatile addition to the market.

Unveiled in May 2021, the Lightning variant pays homage to its high-performance predecessors by having the following:

  • An impressive power output of up to 572 bhp (566.73 kW) and 775 lb-ft (1049.95 Nm).
  • Claimed 320 miles (514 km) of range.
  • Spacious front trunk and bi-directional power capabilities.
  • Substantial payload of 1984 lb (900 kg).
  • Towing capacity of 4.5 tonnes (45,00 kg).

Rivian R1T

Source: carrbuzz | Rivian

Meet Rivian, a new American electric pickup truck that’s not just a concept; it’s already being produced with prices starting at $73,000 and has the following features:

  • 300-mile (482.8 km) range, rapid acceleration, and a quad-motor powertrain.
  • Multiple power options range from 402 hp (300 kW) to 835 horsepower (622 kW).
  • 330 liters in the bonnet, a lockable ‘gear tunnel’ with 350 liters.
  • A sealed bin under the rear bed floor with a 200-liter capacity.
  • Versatile and rugged, it can wade through 0.9 liters of water and tow nearly five tonnes.

Tesla Cybertruck

Source: northcountrypublicradio | Tesla Motors

Priced competitively from under $40,000 to $70,000, the Cybertruck is a testament to Tesla’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric mobility. Beyond its price range, the Cybertruck flaunts the following features:

  • 1.5-ton (1,500 kg) payload capacity and a 6-ton (6,000 kg) towing capability.
  • Tesla’s Cybertruck doesn’t just stop at numbers; it combines unique design elements with functionality.
  • The unpainted stainless-steel body, toughened glass, and spacious six-seater configuration
  • Powerful performance, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96.56 kph) in 2.9 seconds.

Lordstown Endurance

Source: caranddriver | Lordstown

Lordstown Motors started in Lordstown, Ohio, where they owned an old General Motors factory. In 2021, the company sold the factory to Foxconn to raise money. The money was essential for Lordstown Motors to continue their Endurance electric pickup truck project.

The Endurance is marketed as a rugged work truck, and it’s meant to work more like the F-150 than the Rivian. Here are some unique features:

  • It has four in-wheel hub motors and a sizeable 109 kWh (392.4 MJ) battery, which helps it go more than 250 miles (402.34 km) on a single charge.
  • The company reported that Endurance officially entered production in late 2022. Initial production plans were set to deliver 50 pickups by the end of 2022.

The Endurance is a strong candidate in the growing electric pickup market thanks to its design, which includes in-wheel hub motors and a large battery. Seeing what Lordstown Motors adds to electric work cars will be interesting as things keep improving.

Alpha Wolf

Source: motortrend | Alpha

Meet Alpha, a California-based electric vehicle (EV) start-up making waves with its Wolf model. What’s interesting about this model is that there are three versions:

  • The standard Wolf, the Wolf+ with an extended cab, and the SuperWolf with a double cab.
  • You can choose between a single-motor 2WD or a dual-motor 4WD.
  • Alpha claims it can go from 0 to 60mph (0 to 96.56 kph) in 6.2 seconds.
  • Its 75 kWh (270 MJ) battery.

RAM 1500 REV

Source: caranddriver | RAM Trucks

The Ram 1500 Revolution Electric Vehicle (REV) was first introduced as an idea in January. The real deal was revealed at the Superbowl after a month with the following features:

  • It is built on Stellantis’ new STLA Frame platform and has two versions.
    • One has a 168 kWh (604.8 MJ) battery, giving it a range of up to 350 miles (563.27 km).
    • The other has a bigger 229 kWh (824.4 MJ) battery with a whopping 500-mile (804.67 km) range.
  • If you can find a 350kW (0.35 MW) fast charger, you can get 110 miles (160 km) of range in just 10 minutes. It’s no slouch, boasting 645 horsepower (481.16 kW) and 620 lb-ft (839 Nm) of torque, ranging from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96.56 kph) in 4.4 seconds.
  • It carries a payload of 2700 lb (1,225 kg), weighs 6,350 lb (2,880 kg), and wades through water up to 610mm (24 in).
  • The Ram 1500 REV can do vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid charging.

GMC Sierra EV

Source: edmunds | GMC

Next on our list is GMC’s latest electric truck, the Sierra EV, which follows in the footsteps of the Hummer and Chevrolet’s Silverado EV and possesses the following features:

  • It features two motors that pack a punch with 744 horsepower (554 kW) and 785 lb-ft (1,063 Nm) of torque.
  • It claims to have an impressive 400-mile (643 km) range on a full charge.
  • If you are in a hurry, you can get 100 miles (603 kph) of range in about 10 minutes with its 350 kW (0.35 MW) charging capability.
  • It can also be a power source for your home for up to 21.
  • It has a solid 1300 lb (589.67 kg) payload capacity and can tow up to 9500 lb (4,309kg).
  • This pickup truck can do a ‘crab walk’ thanks to four-wheel steering.
  • With a starting price of $107,000, it’s not the most budget-friendly option, but future models might bring the cost down.

Canoo Pickup

Source: motor1 | Canoo

In 2019, this California-based startup caught our attention with a cool-looking microbus. They introduced a versatile delivery vehicle and unveiled the Canoo Pickup last year with the following features:

  • A nostalgic vibe reminiscent of old VW Type 2 pickups and VW’s teased ID.
  • A six-foot truck bed with a two-foot pull-out extension.
  • A front storage area for tools or gear, a fold-down worktable with electrical outlets, flip-down side workbenches, hidden side steps, storage spaces, and more
  • It offers up to 600 horsepower (447 kW) and 500 lb-ft of torque (678 Nm), a payload capacity of 1800 lb (816 kg), and around 200 miles (321 km) of battery range.

Edison Future EF1-T

Source: motortrend | Edison

Meet the Edison Future EF1-T, which is notable for one reason: its solar panel roof. Having made its public debut in concept form at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, it has the following features:

  • An optional solar cover for the bed will get the most out of the sun and protect your stuff. The solar panels do more than look good; they charge the battery both when the car is parked and when you’re driving.
  • It’s set to be available in three specifications: Standard (single motor), Premium (dual motor), and Super (tri-motor).
  • There’s no word yet on battery sizes, but we know it’ll be suitable for 300 miles (482 km), 380 miles (615 km), and 450 miles (724 km).

Atlis XT

Source: motortrend | Atlis

Joining the ranks of American startups eyeing the electric pickup market, Atlis unveiled its XT pickup in 2019 with the following features:

  • The wedge-shaped truck has a 500-mile range (804 km), rivaling the Mercedes EQS, and an astonishing 15-minute full charge time.
  • Over 600 hp (441 kW), a staggering 12,000 lb-ft (16,270 Nm) of torque, and 0–60 mph (0 to 96.56 kph) in 5.0 seconds.
  • It has a top speed of 120 mph (193 kph), a payload of nearly 2.3 tons (2,086 kg), and a towing capacity of almost 16 tons (14,515 kg).

Buyers can choose between a 6.5 to 8 inches (198 to 243 cm) bed, starting at $45,000 for the base model featuring a 125 kWh battery (450 MJ) and 300-mile range (482 km). The range-topping version, equipped with a 250 kWh (900 MJ) battery and a 500-mile (804 km) range, begins at $69,000.

Hummer EV

Source: motortrend | Hummer

Imagine an imposing vehicle measuring a whopping eighteen feet in length, towering at six and a half feet, and spanning over seven feet wide. This beast weighs over four tonnes, giving it a commanding presence on the road while having the following features:

  • It boasts an impressive 1,000 horsepower (745 kW) generated by three electric motors.
  • With a torque of 11,500 lb-ft (15,582 Nm), it claims to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96.56 kph) in around three seconds.
  • It offers a range of approximately 350 miles (563 km) on a single charge.
  • Equipped with up to 37-inch (93 cm) tires, it introduces a unique “CrabWalk” feature, aligning the front and rear wheels in the same direction.
  • It can scale “18-inch (45 cm) verticals” and wade through nearly 600 mm (23 in) of water, making them the Navy SEAL of pickups.

Priced at $112,000 for the First Edition models, the Hummer EV is dubbed the “ultimate off-road EV supertruck.”

Chevrolet Silverado EV

Source: cnet | Chevrolet

Chevy’s electric pickup truck came out right after Ford’s, like how night follows day. It’s not just a tweaked version of the regular Silverado driven by gasoline. It was built from scratch using the same electric platform as the Hummer EV and possesses the following features:

  • It has 664 horsepower (494 kW) and 780 lb-ft (1,057 Nm) of torque, can pull up to 8000 lb (3,629 kg), and can carry up to 1300 lb (589 kg).
  • On the other hand, the work truck has 510 horsepower (380 kW).
  • A payload capacity of 1200 lb (544 kg) and the same incredible towing capacity of 8050 lb (3,650 km).
  • The truck bed is 5 feet, 11 inches (180 cm) long.
  • The bed grows to an amazing 10 feet and 10 inches (330 cm) if you choose the optional extended tailgate. Because of this, the electric pickup is stylish and very useful for many tasks.

When they come out in 2023, buyers can choose between the high-end RST First Edition, which costs $105,000, and the more durable Work Truck, which costs $39,900.

Hercules Alpha

Source: motorbiscuit | Hercules

The Hercules Alpha stands out as a fascinating choice for truck enthusiasts with the following features:

  • While its payload capacity might not be the highest at 2,500 lb (1,133 kg), it compensates with an impressive towing capability of up to 14,000 lb (6,350 kg).
  • Its extensive range on a single charge is particularly noteworthy, reaching 300 miles (482 km). This makes it a practical option for daily activities, from commutes to longer trips.

The Alpha is versatile, aiming to balance power and efficiency. While versatile models can sometimes be a gamble, there’s a sense of optimism that the Hercules Alpha is a game-changer that propels them into the ranks of the best pickup brands on the market.

With an affordable price range of $75,000 and the ability to pull heavy loads, the Hercules Alpha is set to change the competitive landscape of electric pickups.

Henrik Fisker

Source: robbreport | Henrik

Fisker Alaska is set to impress with an impressive all-electric range of up to 340 miles (48 km). But it’s not just about the range; this electric pickup brings unique features to the table that caught our attention, described as follows:

  • A “big gulp” cupholder to accommodate your favorite drinks.
  • A dedicated space for your water bottle—little touches that make a big difference in the daily driving experience.
  • It has an extendable bed that goes from a practical 4.5 feet (137 cm) to an impressive 7.5 feet (228 cm), all with just the push of a button.
  • Fisker has thought about every detail to make your truck an organized haven, including various cubbies and storage bins.

Toyota Tacoma EV

Source: edmunds | Toyota

Toyota’s Pickup Concept hints at an all-electric pickup. In 2023, the new Tacoma closely resembles the concept, fueling speculation about Toyota’s entry into the electric pickup market, potentially with the Tacoma EV. If it hits the market, the Tacoma EV will compete with the Ford Lightning and might even challenge the larger and potentially more powerful Rivian R1T.

Currently, a base Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road starts at $36,790, while upgraded versions like the TRD Pro, equipped with premium features, start at $48,035. The 2024 Tacoma SR trim is anticipated to start around $28,000, with the high-end TRD Pro reaching an estimated $46,000.

Considering the introduction of a cutting-edge electric powertrain for the expected Tacoma EV, we can expect a higher price than the traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) option. Exciting times are ahead as we anticipate the arrival of the Toyota Tacoma EV, potentially revolutionizing the electric pickup market and providing a robust alternative to its combustion-engine counterparts.

The Bottom Line

The rise of electric pickups isn’t just about driving; it’s a game-changer for how we power our lives. With features like vehicle-to-everything capabilities, these trucks turn heads and spark excitement. From the power-packed Ford F-150 Lightning to the rugged Rivian R1T and the futuristic Tesla Cybertruck, each electric pickup brings its flair to the table.

As these trucks hit the streets, prepare for a ride that blends innovation, performance, and a green future. The electric pickup revolution is here, and it’s not just changing how we drive; it’s transforming the entire pickup truck experience!

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