When I first started driving an electric car seemed like a dream, nonetheless an electric truck. Electric vehicles continue to become more popular than ever. With gas prices sky high there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight, and that is good new for truck drivers. If you drive a pick-up truck you don’t have to settle for a crossover SUV, hatchback, or sedan. Just about every auto-manufacturer is offer America’s best selling vehicle, the pickup truck, with an option to go electric.
For those who might be wondering if a pickup makes sense being all-electric let’s look at one major upside. An abundance of low-end torque, perfect for towing, off-roading, and hauling a heavy load. These types of activies might have been prohibiitive before due to battery technology, but automakers are seemingly moving forward with what we hope is the right formular for electric truck to work.
Below we will give you a breakdown of what you should keep an eye out for when shopping for an electric -pickup truck.
2022 Rivian R1T
You can’t talk about an electric truck with out mentioning the traditional American brands, as well as a new contender. The Rivian R1T. This highly anticipated California startup beat everyone to the punch, being the first ever electric truck.
Boosting an impressive 800 horsepower and 900 lb-ft of torque this vehicle is ready for whatever adventure you have planned.
- Horsepower: 838
- Torque: 908 lb-ft
- EPA Range: 314 miles
- Towing Capacity: 11,000 lbs
- Starting MSRP: $67,500
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
This wouldn’t be an article about pickup trucks without mentioning Ford. As America’s best selling vehicle all eyes might be watching closely. The all electric Ford F-150 is expected to be released in various trims and configurations with lots of storage room. I am personally looking forward to how well the new electric models stack up against the current lineup.
- Horsepower: 563
- Torque: 775 lb-ft
- EPA Range: up to 320 miles
- Towing Capacity: 10,000 lbs
- Starting MSRP: $39,974
2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV
In 2023 Chevy will be releasing their answer to the Ford F-15 Lightning. The Chevrolet Silverado EV. The EV looks similar to the traditional Avalanche on the outside but under the hood it is a whole different story.
- Horsepower: 664
- Torque: 780 lb-ft
- EPA Range: 400 miles (estimated)
- Towing Capacity: 10,000 pounds
- Starting MSRP: $105,000