2 Electric Trucks That Challenge the Mighty Rivian R1T Launch Edition

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition is an absolute powerhouse. It also happens to be the first-ever electric pickup truck in America. Ford and General Motors are producing capable rivals to the R1T Launch Edition. Can any truck best the R1T Launch Edition when it comes to power?

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition is the quickest truck on the market

A red 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition electric pickup truck is pared on a sunny day.
The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition | Charles Singh for MotorBiscuit

RELATED: The Rivian R1T Easily Defeats the Ram TRX in a Dirt Drag Race

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition is insanely quick. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in about 3.2 seconds. The R1T Launch Edition makes 835 horsepower. It produces 908 lb-ft of torque.

Launching the 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition gives drivers butterflies in the best way possible. The R1T Launch Edition can travel for 314 miles before needing to recharge. Its driving range isn’t as impressive as its amazing speed. The electric truck can hit 60 miles per hour about 0.5 seconds quicker than the Ram 1500 TRX and its Hellcat Engine.

The R1T may be quick, but it isn’t the only game in town any longer. Even more competitors will arrive in the years to come.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum provides serious power

A black 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum is driving on the road.
The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning | Ford

RELATED: A Second Gen Ford F-150 Lightning Is in the Works for 2025

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum is the final Lightning trim level. The F-150 Lightning Platinum makes 580 horsepower when equipped with the extended range battery pack. The electric pickup truck produces 775 lb-ft of torque.

The Drive claims that the F-150 Lightning Platinum can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. The Lightning Platinum isn’t as quick as the Rivian R1T Launch Edition. It doesn’t have as much off-roading prowess either. Ford’s electric pickup truck specializes in utility.

The Ford F-150 Lightning features an enormous frunk that the Blue Oval dubbed the Mega Power Frunk. It has 14.1 cubic feet of cargo space and can hold up to 400 pounds. The electric F-150 also comes with several powerpoints in the frunk, bed, and cabin. The Lightning Platinum can even power a house in the event of a blackout for days.

Ford’s electric pickup can’t touch the R1T when it comes to performance, but it’s a better work truck because of its many work-centric standard features. The Chevy Silverado EV RST is another R1T Launch Edition rival.

The Chevy Silverado EV RST is shockingly quick

A blue 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST is charging.
The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST | Chevrolet

RELATED: Watch This Intense Chevy Silverado EV Video, Released Days After F-150 Lightning Launch

The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV RST makes 664 horsepower. It produces 780 lb-ft of torque. The impressive electric pickup truck is capable of traveling for 400 miles before needing to recharge.

According to Tom’s Guide, the Silverado EV RST goes from 0-60 miles per hour in about 4.5 seconds. GM CEO Mary Barra claims that the Silverado EV RST will be the best electric pickup truck.

The 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition is impressive, but it has plenty of rivals. Which electric truck will dominate the competition?

Read more about how the Silverado EV RST compares to the Rivan R1T Launch Edition in the next article.

RELATED: The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV Is Already the Third-Most Anticipated American EV