EV Life | 12/18/2020

2021 Is the Year of the Electric Truck


Team ChargePoint

Electric Trucks Coming in 2021

Is there anything more exciting than barreling down a dusty road in a pickup truck with a pair of patriotic flags waving freely in the wind? Some optimists might have thought it would be 2020 (sigh), but pandemic production interruptions and other issues mean that all signs now point to 2021 being the year of the electric truck. Finally, the pickups of our heavy-duty, off-roading, big-hauling dreams are about to be electric. Most of them may end up spending more time at the mall than on the farm, but the electric trucks coming out have looks, speed and power at sometimes surprising price points. Let’s take a look at what sweet ride your hard-earned cash could grab you in the coming year or so. 

Atlis XT 

Atlis is aiming to shorten charging time with innovative battery design while offering an ultra-reliable, practical vehicle that also makes a statement with bold visuals.

  Atlis XT
MSRP Starting at $45,000
Range 300, 400 or 500 mile options 
Charging CCS compatible, advertising 15-minute charge 
Drivetrain 4WD with independent traction motors, 4-wheel independent suspension
Top Speed 120 mph
Horsepower 600
0 to 60 mph 5 seconds (18 seconds at maximum towing)
Towing 6,000, 10,000, 14,000 or 17,000 lb options (one up to 35,000 lb option)
Features Single speed gear box per axle, advanced regenerative braking with dynamic load control, estimated 1-million-mile life
Availability Preproduction vehicles in 2021, sales in 2022.

Bollinger B2

"The world's most capable pickup truck."

This boxy beauty has a healthy amount of power and is designed for rugged work. Like its sibling the B1 work truck, the B2 boasts about its extensive capabilities. What would you use it for?

  Bollinger B2
MSRP $125,000 
Range 200 miles (est 70.2 MPGe) 
Battery Size 142 kWh 
Charging J1772 and CCS, 75-minute fast charging time, 10 hour Level 2 
Horsepower 614 
0 to 60 mph 4.5 seconds
Top speed 100 mph
Torque 668 lb-ft 
Towing Capacity 7,500 with 5,000 payload 
Features 72” bed, 96” expandable bed, 8.6-cubic-foot frunk, regenerative breaking 

Ford F-150 EV

Ford is doubling down on what it already does with the F-150 EV, taking it through the mud and showing how it can tow 1 million pounds. These demonstrations may not cover everyday use, but they do showcase people’s persistent interest in buying vehicles for extreme cases instead of the day to day. Though few details have been announced yet, the huge number of Ford loyalists should generate strong demand for the electric F-150 when it comes out in mid-2022. 

  Ford F-150 EV 
MSRP TBD
Range At least 200 miles 
Towing capacity 12,000 lbs expected
Seats  4

GMC Hummer EV 

“The world’s first all-electric supertruck.”  

While Hummer EV may sound like an oxymoron, with LeBron James on board, it can’t be all bad. The King has come a long way since he drove the Hummer H2 as an 18-year-old and noted the high gas prices. LeBron doesn’t have to worry about gas prices anymore and neither does anyone who drives the Hummer EV. Edition 1 is the first in a planned series of four vehicles, launching in fall 2021 with 350 miles of range and 0-60 in about 3 seconds. It’s a lot of flash that will cost you some cash, but at least you won’t pony up that $40 for gas.

Details HUMMER EV Edition 1 HUMMER EV3X HUMMER EV2X HUMMER EV2   
Starting MSRP $112,595   $99,995  $89,995 $79,995
All-electric Range Estimated 350+ mile range Estimated 300+ mile range Estimated 300+ mile range Estimated 250+ mile range
0 to 60 mph Approximately 3 seconds TBA
Charging Advertises 800V, 350-kW charging to add nearly 100 miles in 10 min 
Horsepower 1,000 hp/11,500 lb-ft of torque  800 hp/9,500 lb-ft of torque  625 hp/7,400 lb-ft of torque 625 hp/7,400 lb-ft of torque
Motors 3 2 2
Available Features

Extract mode lifts 6", crabwalk diagonal driving, different drive modes for offroading, full underbody armor, supercruise driver assistance, automatic lane changing on compatible road, four-wheel steering capability 

Wheels 35" tires on and off 37" capable 
Availability Fall 2021 Fall 2022   Spring 2023   Spring 2024  

Rivian R1T 

“Electrifying performance with zero emissions.”  

The R1T is Rivian’s first widely available vehicle. At a price point comparable to top-of-the-line gas-powered pickups, it delivers up to 400 miles of range, 750 horsepower and 11,000 lbs of towing power. Plenty of pickup enthusiasts and working professionals alike have their eye on an R1T as a work or everyday vehicle, and we’re excited to see how the sleek design takes off in the market. The company has put a lot of effort into not only electrifying the vehicle but also developing convenient features for its adventurous target customer, and looks poised for success.  

Edition Launch Adventure Explore
Starting MSRP $75,000 $75,000 $67,500
Range 300+ mile Large pack standard
0 to 60 mph 3 seconds  TBD TBD
Horsepower Up to 754 TBD TBD
Torque Combined motor torque 829 ft-lb  TBD TBD
Towing Capacity 11,000 lbs  TBD TBD
Seats 4 (heated and ventilated) TBD TBD
Features
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Powered tonneau cover
  • Gear Guard
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
  • Priority delivery
  • Launch Edition interior badging
  • Special Launch Green paint color option
  • 20” All-Terrain or 22” Sport wheel upgrade included
  • Off-Road Upgrade with reinforced underbody shield, dual front bumper tow hooks and air compressor
  • Powered tonneau cover
  • Gear Guard
  • Rivian Elevation 360° audio
  • Natural-grained ash wood interior finishes
  • Perforated vegan leather seating with patterned stitching
  • Heated and ventilated seats
  • Driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Compass Yellow interior accents
  • 100% recycled microfiber headliner
  • Chilewich floor mats
  • Manual tonneau cover
  • Standard surround sound
  • Matte black interior finishes
  • Vegan leather seating with performance stitching
  • Heated seats
  • Driver lumbar adjustment
  • Textile headliner
  • 100% recycled textile floor mats
Availability June 2021 January 2022 January 2022

Tesla Cybertruck

“Designed to have the utility of a truck with sports car performance.” 

Ryan Gosling, anyone? Plenty of people have noticed the Cybertruck for its futuristic Bladerunner aesthetic. The Tesla name carries weight, and there's plenty of interest in this far-out vehicle with the impressive range, speed and power you’d expect from the company.

Version Single motor RWD   Dual motor AWD Tri motor AWD
MSRP $39,900 $49,900  $69,900 
Range 250+ miles 300+ miles 500+ miles
0 to 60 mph <6.5 seconds <4.5 seconds <2.9 seconds

Towing capacity

7,500+ lbs 10,000+ lbs 14,000+ lbs
Storage 100 cubic feet of storage with 6.5-foot vault
Features Autopilot and adaptive air suspension standard; ground clearance up to 16"
Availability Available late 2022 Late 2021

Other electric pickup trucks coming soon include the Fisker Alaska, Nissan Titan and Hercules Alpha. Keep an eye out for these and other 4x4 vehicles on the road.

Did you see your future ride in this list? What else would you be looking for in your dream electric truck? Tell us about it on social media.


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