The big electric pickup list, updated
Here are all the electric pickups we know about, in one table. We are reporting what we know about; there are things we don’t know about. Not everything is comparable to gasoline powered cars (e.g. torque at the wheels). Most of these figures are not final, and some may be hyperbole. Electric car companies have realized that those who are conservative in their numbers get clobbered by the ones who give crazy figures, regardless of what actually gets produced. One company, we won’t tell you which, is still demanding $7,000 up front for an autonomous driving system that might never be activated.
We are not including two pickups known to be coming: a rumored electric Ram, part of a joint venture with a company that understands electric vehicles, and a definite Ford, which is likely going to be a Rivian with a different “top hat” (body above the “skateboard” powertrain/chassis assembly). We took out the Nikola pickup since that appears to have been wishful thinking more than a real design.
Some of the companies provided a great deal of information; others did not; and it’s hard to know which is better. Two companies are mainly aiming for fleets, and at least two are targeting wealthy people; one is aiming at an almost abandoned segment, compact pickups with two doors.
It’s a strange, brave new world for pickups!
Electric Pickup Specifications
|Lordstown Endurance||Rivian||Bollinger B1||Havelaar Bison||GMC Hummer||Tesla U||Atlis XT||Alfa Wolf|
|Starts at||$52,500||$70,000||$125,000||$45,000||$50,000 to $70,000||$45,000||$36,000|
|Range (miles)||250 (EPA)||230 to 400||200||186||Options to 500||300, 400, or 500||250-275|
|Driven wheels||All||All||All (high/low range gearbox)||All||RWD w/opt AWD||All (motor at each wheel)||RWD w/opt AWD|
|Battery||105, 135, or 180 kWh||120 kWh||40 kWh||120 or 160 kWh||NCM based starting at 125 kWh||75 or 85 kWh|
|Top speed (mph)||80||127||80||120|
|0-60 mph||3 sec||4.5||~3 sec||$70,000 edition: 2.9 sec||5 sec||6.2|
|Top towing||7,500||11,000||7,500||Up to 14,000||6,000 to 17,000; up to 35,000 w/fifth wheel, gooseneck||3,000|
|Payload||5,000||3,500||1,000 to 5,000|
|Ground clearance||Up to 14.5 inches||15 inches||“up to” 16 inches||12 or 15 inches|
|Wading depth||42.7 inches|
|Horses||600||Up to 750 hp||614||1,000||~ 800|
|Torque||Up to 829 lb-ft||668||11,500 (around 950 SAE)||~ 1,000|
|Size||217.1 x 79.3 in||207.5 x 89.0||231.7 x 79.8|
|Approach, departure angles||34.8° / 30.5° in off-road mode||52°/ 28°||35° / 28°|
|Breakover angle||25.7° in off-road mode||25°|
|Trunk cubic feet||11||14||18|
|Body||Top hat on skateboard||Aluminum||Carbon fiber-reinforced steel spaceframe|
|Slow/fast charge||10 hours / 90 mins||10 hours / 75 minutes|
|Curb weight||5,000 lb|
|Motors||Four in-hub motors||Four at wheels||One front, one rear||Dual||One, two, or three||Four|
|Notes||3 yr warranty (8 yr battery); former GM plant||One of many using this chassis||Similar to an SUV||For fleet use; Canadian||Only “concept” figures known||Compact pickup|
|Production||Overdue. Lordstown tens of thousands of pre-orders.||Very, very soon for fleets. 100,000 pre-orders from Amazon.||Limited run, very likely to be made.||Late 2021; reveal 5/20/2020||Claimed late 2021. Tesla does not have a great record for factual predictions.||No production date|
Clark Westfield grew up fixing up and driving past-their-prime American cars, including various GM and Mopar V8s. He has ghostwritten auto news for the last few years, and lives in Farmingdale, New York.