Top 3 best selling vehicles in the United States are the pickup trucks, the class of which is identified as one of the highest CO2 emitters in the automotive industry.
And today, we’ll talk about electric pickups that come to accelerate the electric transportation revolution.
1. Rivian R1T:
USA-based automotive startup revision received 1.2 billion dollars of investment from Amazon and Ford after revealing its full-size R1T electric pickup truck. The company classifies it as an electric adventure vehicle that comes with an impressive all-electric powertrain and unique features. The powertrain is based on a sleek modular skateboard platform featuring three different choices of high capacity battery packs to achieve a Real-World Range of 230 to 400 miles on a full charge.
The vehicle is equipped with four electric motors with a 147 kilowatts power capacity at each wheel, and the total power levels from 300 to 562 kilowatts. The system gives the R1T an incredible ability to control the torque precisely to each wheel, giving the owners ability to steer the pickup truck almost like a tank with three thousand five hundred newton meter of grounded torque per wheel, the vehicle with mid-range battery pack variant can be accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in three seconds, losing to the higher-end version of the Tesla cyber truck by just 0.1 seconds. Besides the incredible performance, the R1 t comes with high tech utility features.
The five-passenger vehicle has a ton of enclosed storage space, including a lockable tunnel that extends through the entire width of the car, providing more than 350 liters of storage area. The R1T comes with a sleek design featuring iconic stadium shaped headlights and a daytime running lights that extends the entire width of the front end. The vehicle has a maximum towing capacity of 11000 pounds and can carry a payload of up to 1760 pounds. The company uses premium and innovative materials for the inside. Integrating the main center display and Trivia cluster, the rivian R1T electric pickup truck has a starting price of sixty-nine thousand dollars before incentives in the U.S., and it will be delivered in late 2020.
2. Electric Ford F-150:
American auto giant Ford has announced its plans to launch an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. The company that aims at bringing 16 battery-electric vehicles to market by 2022 has already unveiled the production version of its first all-electric crossover S.U.V. The Mustang Mac E; after making a 500 million dollar investment in revisions electric pickup. Ford confirmed that it would use reviews flexible skateboard platform to build its own Ford branded all-electric vehicle.
The electric model will be produced alongside the standard F-150 in Ford’sFord’s main truck plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where Ford also plans to build batteries for the electric F-150. The all-electric prototype of the vehicle has managed to tow over 1 million pounds of train cars, though it was on trails, which requires much less force from the truck than on wheels with an ability to deliver an instant talk to the wheels.
The electric version of the vehicle is expected to be the quickest F-150. The battery-powered vehicle will likely share some components with the Mustang Machi but is estimated to feature a larger battery to achieve a range of more than 300 miles. The body on frame pickup will have a higher ride height because of the cells on the chassis. The price and performance details are yet to be announced, but the numbers are assumed to be similar to the metrics of the river INR T.
The vehicle is expected to be delivered before 2022.
3. Lordstown Endurance:
Ohio based Lordstown Motors that has acquired General Motors fully equipped, 6.2 million square foot Lordstown factory is going to be the first to bring a fully electric pickup truck to market in the fourth quarter of 2020. The company was created by Steve Burns, the founder and former C.E.O. of Workhorse, which is known for its delivery trucks currently being used by U.P.S., as well as plug-in electric W 15 pickup trucks and an all-electric engine van.
The developer of Battery Electric Power Trains plans to use the E.V. technologies from workhorse to build an electric pickup called the Endurance. Unlike the Rivian R1T, one which has two motors on each axle, the Lordstown endurance will utilize a four-wheel-drive hub motor system, a design that offers engine in wheel architecture where electric motors are directly mounted into wheels, reducing the number of moving parts.
Thanks to that design, owners will benefit from fewer breakdowns and overall lower operational costs. The vehicle is able to overcome a distance of at least 250 miles on a full charge and will have a starting price of fifty-two thousand five hundred dollars before incentives.
4. Bollinger B2:
Michigan based electric vehicle startup Bollinger that has been developing a versatile electronic truck platform for more than four years has unveiled the latest version of its BE2 electric pickup truck, which comes with a simple and rugged design.
It has a maximum towing capacity of seven thousand five hundred pounds and can carry a payload of up to 5000 pounds.
It Driven by 2 electric motors, one on each axle for a peak output of 458 kilowatts and six hundred and sixty-eight pound-feet of torque, the pickup can reach 60 miles/hour in just 4.5 seconds.
The 120-kilowatt hour’shour’s battery pack supports a fast-charging capability and is estimated to provide a Real-World Range of more than 200 miles on a full charge. The B-2 has foldable and removable body panels, including the doors, windows, roof panels and windshield, but it has a high starting price of one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars and is set to be delivered in 2021.
5. Electric pickup from General Motors (GMC):
General Motors, that aims at bringing t .v.’s .v.’s to market by 2023, which will have 30-gigawatt hours of annual capacity. The companies have plans to develop and produce advanced battery technologies to reduce battery costs to industry-leading levels reaching less than 100 dollars per kilowatt-hours.
That will help significantly reduce the price of the battery-electric vehicle, which will be cheaper to produce than the equivalent internal combustion vehicle. Now General Motors aims to build battery-powered luxury models rather than small affordably vs. like the Chevy Volt.
The company is going to use a new dedicated E.V. architecture platform for its luxury S.U.V. under the Cadillac brand and a pickup truck under the brand of GMC. The all-new battery-electric truck is expected to be available in the fall of 2021. More information about the specifications and prices will be available later. The company is also considering to bring the Hammer brand back as a part of its electrification plans. The electric Hummer pickup will be a low volume model and is assumed to go into production in late 2021.