2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV: Release Date, Price, and Specs

With models such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T already released, the electric pickup truck segment is starting to heat up. Volkswagen aims to join the fray by resurrecting the Scout off-road brand as an all-electric model. In addition to a Scout SUV EV, Volkswagen will build an electric Scout Pickup Truck. Find out the release date, price, and specs of the 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV.

When will the 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV be released and available?

Side view of blue 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV, highlighting its release date and price
2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck | Volkswagen

The release date of the 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV will be in 2026. The Scout SUV will be available to buy at Volkswagen dealerships throughout the United States. Stay tuned for pre-order/reservation information about the Scout Pickup Truck. 

How much does the 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV cost?

Volkswagen didn’t yet release the price or trims information for the 2026 Scout Pickup Truck EV. However, Car and Driver estimates that the Scout Pickup Truck will have a starting cost of around $55,000. This price puts the Scout Pickup Truck “closer to the mainstream end of the segment rather than the luxury side of the spectrum.”

2026 Scout Pickup Truck specs: Electric motors, off-road capabilities, and driving range

The details about the electric powertrain in the 2026 Scout Pickup Truck are not yet available. However, Car and Driver believes that while the Scout Pickup Truck won’t surpass a 1,000-hp output like the Hummer EV Pickup, it will have a quick acceleration similar to other electric trucks thanks to its instant torque delivery.

Volkswagen is hyping up the off-road prowess of the Scout EV. With this in mind, the Scout will undoubtedly have some type of all-wheel drive system, with one or two electric motors for both the front and rear wheels.

The battery capacity and the driving range of the Scout Pickup Truck are unknown. However, it will probably have an integrated battery pack, with a driving range of over 300 miles.

2026 Scout Pickup Truck: What does it look like?

Side view of black 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV, highlighting its release date and price
2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck | Volkswagen

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Volkswagen has only revealed small stretches of the Scout Pickup Truck. They show a “show a burly-looking crew-cab truck with squared-off lines.” It’s unknown if Volkswagen will release other types of cab variants.

We’ll undoubtedly know much more about the Scout Pickup Truck when it makes its debut. Its debut is slated for 2023, along with the Scout SUV. We’ll have to see how competitive the Scout Pickup Truck will be against other electric trucks, including the F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and Chevy Silverado EV. 

As more information about the 2026 VW Scout Pickup Truck EV becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes:

  • Official release date
  • Official price information with the cost for each trim
  • Debut date
  • Images and videos
  • Official specs, including horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph acceleration, MPGe fuel economy, driving range, battery capacity, and towing and payload capacities
  • Features and technologies
  • Warranty coverage
  • Color options
  • Pre-order/reservation information

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