Rivian delayed customer deliveries of its highly anticipated R1T until September 2021.
The reason, not unexpectedly, was due to the semiconductor chip shortage that's affecting automakers across the world.
Photo by Ron Frazier
Electric pickups are ready for blast-off! But which all-electric pickup truck will enter the market first? According to experts at InsideEVs, the Rivian R1T will win, followed closely by Tesla’s Cybertruck and the Lordstown Endurance. We present four all-electric trucks available in 2021, and 10 more in the next three years.
EV Trucks in 2021
Rivian R1T. Our friend and energy-efficiency expert Chris Caldwell has a deposit on the Rivian R1T. It has a 300-mile range and a price of $67,000 to $100,000.
Tesla’s Cybertruck boasts the “performance of a sports car,” plus a range of 500 miles for $39,000 to $69,000.
The Lordstown Endurance features four in-wheel motors for propulsion. It has 250 miles of range and costs $52,000.
The Bollinger B2 is another 2021 release, with 200 miles of range for $125,000.
More EV Trucks Coming Soon
There are more EV pickups in the wings.
The GMC Hummer EV electric pick-up truck will be released in 2022. It has a range of 350 miles and starts at $112,000.
The Ford F-150 Lightning, which features home emergency power, has 230 to 300 miles of range, and a price tag of $39,000 to $90,000.
The Chevrolet Silverado is slated for 2022 to have 400 miles of range, but its release date and price details are unknown.
The 2022 Atlis Xt will have 500 miles of range at a cost of $45,000.
The Hercules Alpha is slated to get 300+ miles of range, has an unknown price, but is accepting $1,500 deposits.
Other all-electric pickups in the works for release in the next few years include the Fisker Alaska, Nissan Titan Electric Truck, Canoo Electric Pickup Truck, and Alpha Wolf.
What About an EV RAM Pickup Truck?
Some say that the RAM 1500 BEV is behind the pack. With 159 to 200 kWh battery packs and up to 500 miles of range, its all-electric pickup production is slated to start in 2024. RAM is also planning to produce a mid-sized pickup. By 2025, RAM intends to offer a fully electrified solution in a majority of its segments, and in all segments no later than 2030, which means multiple electric trucks and vans.
By the way, RAM is now part of Stellantis, a "Dutch-domiciled, multinational automotive manufacturing corporation" formed this year, based on the $52 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler and the French PSA Group. It is headquartered in Amsterdam.
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