What are the Top 5 Electric Pickup Trucks To Watch Out For in 2021?

With the advent of electric vehicles just around the corner, it’s no surprise that major automakers and startups are coming up with their own electric versions of the all-American pickup truck. Although these trucks are expected to come at a hefty price, they will certainly offer groundbreaking features that will revolutionize the automotive industry.

Electric Pickup Trucks

Here are the five electric trucks we are excited to see in 2021 and beyond:

Tesla Cybertruck

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  • Release Date: Late 2021
  • Electric Range: 250+, 300+, 500+ miles
  • Drive: Single Motor Rear-Wheel Drive, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive
  • Top Speed: Unknown
  • Horsepower: Unknown
  • 0 to 60 mph: 2.9, 4.5, 6.5 seconds
  • Pricing: Starting at $39,900

Not resting on its laurels, Tesla is taking electric vehicles to the next level. The Cybertruck combines the utility and reliability of the all-American truck and the performance of a sports car. With its angled stainless steel exterior, the Cybertruck is reminiscent of the DeLorean. Promising noteworthy performance both on-road and off-road, this light-duty truck is designed to be capable, durable, and versatile.

Tesla’s goal in developing the Cybertruck is “to provide a sustainable energy substitute for the roughly 6,500 fossil-fuel-powered trucks sold per day in the United States.” It will come in three variants – Single Motor Rear-Wheel Drive, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive.

Cybertruck claims it can deliver over 500 miles on a straight road. If true, this can turn out to be among the most efficient and capable among the upcoming electric trucks in the market.

Ford F-150 EV

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  • Release Date: Mid 2022
  • Electric Range: 300+ miles
  • Drive: Dual motors
  • Top Speed: Unknown
  • Horsepower: Unknown
  • 0 to 60 mph: Unknown
  • Pricing: Starting at $70,000 (est)

Ford has touted the F-150 EV to be the most powerful F-150 ever. This electric pickup truck will still feature the familiar design along with dual motors and a huge front trunk. Over its lifetime, the Ford F-150 will be cheaper to operate than any other F-Series truck. It is projected to save over 40 percent in maintenance costs over its gasoline-powered counterparts.

Debuting in 2021, the F-150 EV will go on sale in mid-2022. This truck aspires to set itself apart from Tesla’s Cybertruck by focusing more on utility instead recreation. It is expected to be an all-wheel drive. It should have more horsepower and torque with the fastest acceleration out of any Ford F-150 in the market.

GMC Hummer EV

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  • Release Date: Fall 2021
  • Electric Range: 250+ miles for the base model.
  • Drive: 2 or 3 motor configurations
  • Top Speed: Unknown
  • Horsepower: Up to 1,000 HP
  • 0 to 60 mph: 3 seconds
  • Pricing: Starting at $79,995

Yes, you heard that right. A manufacturer known for big, gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs is going electric, this time under the GMC brand. The Hummer EV is expected to go head-to-head with Tesla’s Cybertruck and GMC has pulled out all the stops to deliver a truck worthy of its hefty price tag.

Available in 2022, this pickup is expected to be nothing like we’ve seen before. Gunning for the first all-electric super truck title, the Hummer EV offers amazing features. It can go from 0 to 60 in about 3 seconds, has the fastest charging system in the market, and offers hands-free driving as well. With its unique Crab Mode, this truck is a standout in off-road navigation.

Rivian R1T

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  • Release Date: June 2021.
  • Electric Range: 300+ mile Large pack standard
  • Drive: Quad motor
  • Top Speed: 125 mph
  • Horsepower: Up to 754 HP
  • 0 to 60 mph: 3 seconds
  • Pricing: Starting at $67,500

The R1T from American automaker Rivian will finally make its debut in June 2021. This five-passenger pickup truck is aimed at drivers who love the outdoors – offering a perfect balance between utility and cutting edge technology. Set out to rival electric trucks from major manufacturers, the R1T comes with top of the line specs.

The R1T will come in three different battery pack variants and all models will feature a quad-motor configuration. That’s one electric motor for each wheel. The biggest version will carry a 180kWh battery allowing for a range of more than 400 miles. The 135kWh model can offer more than 300 miles while the 105kWh model will give you about 230 miles. All models will have a top speed of about 125 miles per hour.

Atlis XT

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  • Release Date: Preproduction vehicles in 2021, sales in 2022.
  • Electric Range: 300, 400 or 500 mile options
  • Drive: 4WD with independent traction motors, 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Top Speed: 120 mph
  • Horsepower: 600 HP
  • 0 to 60 mph: 5 seconds
  • Pricing: Starting at $45,000

Another offering from a startup automaker, the Atlis XT is expected to enter the market in 2022. This EV pickup will compete against the big boys by offering a driving range of up to 500 miles with a quick charging time of about 15 minutes. The Atlis XT will be available in four different variants.

All models will offer all-wheel-drive and independent traction motors for each wheel. The Atlis XT is expected to have a top speed of 120mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in 5 seconds. Depending on the variant, the hitch tow rating will range from 10,000lbs to 17,000lbs and payload capacity is from 1000lb to 5000lb across trims.

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