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The Tesla Cybertruck was the first electric pickup truck to be announced to the general public. Tesla is one of the largest producers of electric vehicles in the world, so naturally, it was the first to showcase an EV pickup truck concept: the Tesla Cybertruck. The Cybertruck was pushed back three different times. Consumers are even more skeptical about the electric pickup truck’s arrival following the company’s stock meltdown. Coming to market before rivals could have been a huge advantage for Tesla. Here’s every electric pickup truck that the Cybertruck has to compete with since it still hasn’t arrived.

The Rivian R1T is America’s first electric pickup truck

Rivian began making noise in the automotive scene when it secured investments from Ford Motor Company. The electric vehicle automaker created one of the most impactful electric pickup trucks on the market. The Rivian R1T Launch Edition is America’s first fully-electric mass-produced pickup truck, and boy, has it set expectations high.

The R1T Launch Edition uses a quad-motor powertrain system to produce 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque. The electric pickup truck is a powerhouse that’s amazingly quick. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds.

The most affordable R1T trim is the R1T Adventure since the R1T Explore was axed. The 2023 Rivian R1T Adventure starts at $73,000. So, if Tesla wants to compete with the Rivian R1T, it better produce a more affordable electric pickup truck. Experts estimate that the Cybertruck will start at around $40K, but the automaker is known for volatile pricing.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is the most popular electric pickup truck

There are a ridiculous amount of Cybertruck pre-orders, but how many consumers will actually follow through with a Tesla Cybertruck purchase once it’s finally available? The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning racked up around 200,000 pre-orders, and as far as we know, most of those pre-orders have become sales as the Blue Oval works on delivering the electric pickups.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is the second electric pickup truck to become available to the American public. it’s far more popular than the R1T because of its more affordable starting price and its relation to America’s favorite truck: the Ford F-150. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is significantly more expensive than the debut model year, but it’s still the electric pickup truck to beat.

The Chevy Silverado EV is coming to compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning

General Motors is determined to become a major player in the EV space. CEO Mary Barra expressed that she believed that the Chevy Silverado EV would be the best electric pickup truck option on the market once it arrived. The Silverado EV RST final trim’s performance specs certainly bolster the CEO’s confidence.

The Chevrolet Silverado EV will directly compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning. It’s expected to start within the same price range. Chevy will offer several different trims. from an affordable WT( Work Truck) to the RST (Rally Sport Truck). Since the gas-powered Silverado is a top-three best-selling full-size pickup truck, the Tesla Cybertruck will compete against it to challenge the Ford F-150 Lightning.

The Ram 1500 Revolution is late to the party, but its entrance is grand

It’s no secret that Stellantis brand Ram is late to the electric vehicle party. Ram is best known for its full-size pickup, the Ram 1500, so consumers have theorized that an electric Ram 1500 EV was on the way.

The Ram 1500 Revolution is, as its name suggests, an absolute game-changer. It’s a sign that Ram is embracing the electric future in the best way possible. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV offers incredible features that will make it tough to beat when it arrives. Since the Ram 1500 is often the Ford F-150’s fiercest competitor, automotive enthusiasts expect the electric pickup truck to quickly ascend to greatness.

The Hummer EV is the wildest Hummer yet

A green 2023 GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck is parked outdoors.
The 2023 GMC Hummer EV | General Motors

The Hummer nameplate is legendary because of how unique the vehicle is. General Motors now has the right to produce the Hummer, and the latest version is the coolest version yet. The Hummer EV will be available as a pickup truck and as an SUV.

The awesome new EV starts at a whopping $108,700, but the Hummer provides the ponies to justify its high price. It makes 1,000 horsepower thanks to three electric motors. The Hummer EV is just as quick as the Rivian R1T Launch Edition. Car and Driver claims it can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.3 seconds in its Watts to Freedom launch control mode. The final trim Tesla Cybertruck will compete with GM’s powerhouse.

The electric pickup truck scene is rapidly heating up. Will the Tesla Cybertruck still turn heads once it finally arrives?


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