Every Electric Pickup Truck Currently on the Horizon
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 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