Over the years, electric pickup trucks have been increasingly becoming popular, and most automakers have one in the works or one coming out this year. With pickup trucks and electric vehicles materialized into all-electric pickup trucks, you have yourself an onslaught that many people across the globe widely anticipate.
To fill you in on more details, below is a list of the six highly anticipated all-electric pickup trucks that you should keep an eye out for 2022.
1. Rivian R1T - 314 miles
2. GMC HUMMER EV - 329 miles
3. Ford F-150 Lightning - 230-300 miles
4. Tesla Cybertruck - 250-500 miles
5. GMC Sierra EV - 200-400 miles
6. Chevrolet Silverado EV - 400 miles
Range: 314 miles
One can consider the Rivian R1T as a sheer masterpiece of engineering and design. It’s also fairly impressive to note how the scrappy start-up has risen to become an EV darling, with the majority of the reviews being extremely positive. Unlike other companies that market electric vehicles to eco-minded consumers, Rivian genuinely prioritizes an environmental focus since the R1T is particularly designed for outdoor enthusiasts.
The specs are astounding. The R1T has the capacity to go from 0-60mph within just three seconds, featuring four electric motors that have a total of 800 hp and a 900 lb-ft of torque output. Its adaptive air suspension, high torque, and quad-motor system have made it an all-electric pickup that can withstand steep grades and challenging terrains with utmost ease.
The Hummer was initially considered the poster child of the environment-destroying, gas-devouring automotive industry, so it’s a bit ironic that it has come back as an all-electric vehicle. Nonetheless, its company believes in what electric vehicles have to offer, and the GMC Hummer EV is the perfect catalyst to make it happen.
Similar to the Rivian R1T, the GMC Hummer EV is ideal for off-road adventures. Its Crabwalk feature coupled with 35-inch all-terrain tires and adaptive air suspension allows it to move sideways. While the torque numbers are not released yet, the estimate is said to be around 1,000 to 1,100 lb-ft and offers about 350 miles of range with its 1,000 hp tri-motor.
3Ford F-150 Lightning
Expected: May 2022
Range: 230-300 miles
The Ford F-150 is considered the highest-selling truck in the United States, making it highly likely for the F-150 Lightning to be a massive success. This vehicle is the third one in Ford’s electrical lineup, following the E-transit van and the Mustang Mach-E.
With the standard battery, the F-150 Lightning can go up to 230 miles, while the larger battery enables it to move about 300 miles within a single charge. While it’s true that this electric model can tow as much as the original F-150, the 10,000lb towing capacity is nonetheless respectable. Furthermore, it’s also only offered in a short or crew cab bed, with a 2,000 lb payload capacity.
The most controversial all-electric pickup truck on the list, one can say that the Cybertruck appears to be something directly out of a post-apocalyptic situation. People have extreme feelings about the Cybertruck: they either hate it or love it.
The Cybertruck has three different powertrains to offer: a tri-motor (500-mile range), a dual-motor (300-mile range), and a single rear motor (250-mile range). It’s also estimated to dole up at least 1,020 to 1,050 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, the Cybertruck can cover a 0.60mph time within 2.9 seconds for the tri-motor, 4.5 seconds for its dual, and 6.5 seconds for its single motor. Its towing capacities also range from 7,500, 10,000, and 14,000 pounds for the single, dual, and tri-motor, respectively. Cybertruck models also have a 3,500 payload capacity.
Similar to its gas-powered counterparts, the GMC Sierra seems to be mechanically identical to the anticipated Silverado EV. Its futuristic lighting and blocked-off grille make its design far more sleek compared to its gas-powered equivalent. Moreover, it will also use GM’s Ultrium battery packs that can allow around 400 miles of range, alongside a range-topping Denali trim.
While there isn’t an exact date yet for its launch, However, the automaker stated that the Sierra electric truck will make its debut in 2022.
6Chevrolet Silverado EV
Range: 400 miles
The Silverado EV features a fixed glass roof and can offer about 400 miles of range. It also offers 510 hp and 615 lb-ft of torque, allowing for an 8000-lb towing capacity and a 1,200 payload rating at the same time. It sports a futuristic yet nostalgic design, with many noting the appearance as similar to the former Chevy Avalanche. It’s also clad with black and squared arches that merge with a C-sharkfin pillar with its taillights extending along the sides.
Apart from its style, it boasts smart storage solutions such as the eTrunk that offers weatherproof and lockable storage. Moreover, the Silverado EV will also offer keyless ignition and entry through a smart device. Chevy also claims that one can also get a head-up display with over 14-inches of a field of view, and the space in the back seating is a treat as well.