Do Electric Pickup Trucks Have a Good Driving Range?
There are plenty of new electric pickup trucks entering the market, but do they have a good driving range? We’re used to small, four-cylinder cars getting way better gas mileage than colossal pickup trucks. However, have the tables turned with the new age of electric vehicles? Electric pickup trucks may not have a way better driving range than their smaller competition, but automakers like Tesla, Ford, and Rivian’s offerings are just as good as cars and SUVs from other brands.
What is the driving range of electric pickup trucks?
The new electric pickup trucks entering the market over the next year vary in driving range capability. Although some can move very far on a single charge, each one is capable in its own right. There are some unannounced or teased models that we don’t know the driving range of yet. For now, here’s what electric pickup truck driving range looks like as we head into 2022.
|Model||Highest Available Driving Range|
|GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck||350 miles|
|Tesla Cybertruck||500 miles|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||300 miles|
|Rivian R1T||315 miles|
|Chevrolet Silverado EV||400 miles|
|Lordstown Endurance||250+ miles|
|Bollinger B2||200 miles|
It’s easy to see that the driving range of upcoming electric pickup trucks is nothing at which to scoff. Some more expensive models, like the Cybertruck and Hummer, have the highest range. However, the recent announcement of the Silverado EV left our mouths watering. Pricing information isn’t available for the Silverado EV yet, but if it is on par with the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is expected, a 400-mile driving range is very lucrative.
How much will an electric truck cost?
Electric pickup trucks vary significantly in price. Even within a single model, it depends on the electric motor setup, battery, and of course, the features. That’s why the cost of an electric pickup truck can be anywhere from very affordable to completely out-of-this-world expensive for most people.
On average, it seems that most established automakers know their target audience. Most people who will purchase an electric truck will be truck owners already. That’s why automakers need to make the electric variants cost as little or close to a standard gas-engine version.
|GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck||$79,995-$110,295|
|Ford F-150 Lightning||$39,974-$90,474|
|Chevrolet Silverado EV||N/A|
|Bollinger B2||$125,000 (Estimated, Car and Driver)|
Are electric pickup trucks’ driving range as good as other EVs?
Electric pickup trucks have plenty of driving range to get owners where they need to be in a single charge. How does the distance compare to other EVs? Electric cars, SUVs, and crossovers are not crushing trucks in MPGe as they did in MPG. The best part of these battery-powered trucks is that they come with all the capability without fuel stoppages.
For example, the current Tesla lineup features the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. The long-range models of each one get the following driving ranges:
|Tesla Model||Driving Range|
|2021 Model 3 Long Range AWD||358 miles|
|2021 Model S Long Range AWD||405 miles|
|2021 Model X Long Range AWD||351 miles|
|2021 Model Y Long Range AWD||330 miles|
In conclusion, electric pickup trucks have an excellent driving range, even compared to other segments. Truck lovers rejoice; your time of owning the least fuel-efficient vehicles on the road is over. Just like crossovers, SUVs, and even cars, electric pickup trucks can drive long distances on a single charge. Best of all, with DC fast charging, you’ll be back on the road in no time, even if you have to stop to recharge on a long trip.