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“Electric trucks” were once almost oxymoronic. For decades trucks have been seen as gas-powered workhorses used for towing and revered for reliability. The idea that an electric truck could be popular is exciting because electric vehicles have reached new heights in terms of practicality. Electric trucks are arguably the coolest EVs because they are rare and have much to prove. Here are the upcoming electric trucks you should be on the lookout for.

2021 Rivian R1T

The Rivian R1T electric truck.
The Rivian R1T | Rivian

Rivian was founded in 2009 and has made amazing strides in the EV space. Amazon recently invested in the company in 2019. Rivian is set to produce 100,000 electric delivery trucks for Amazon by 2030.

One of Rivian’s greatest creations is the Rivian R1T all-electric pickup truck. The Rivian R1T is estimated to have a driving range of 300 miles on a full charge. It also is designed to have a quick acceleration rate. The Launch Edition starts at $73,000, but the company plans to release a more affordable trim in 2022. According to InsideEVs, the Rivian R1T is estimated to make up to 754 horsepower. The Rivian R1T also offers a cool camping kitchen add-on.

The 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck

The GMC Hummer EV.
The GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck | GMC

Styled after the M998 Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer first debuted in1992. In 1998 General Motors purchased the Hummer for itself and produced the H1, H2, and H3. Hummer models sold well for a few years and were coveted for their unique design. In 2010 the Hummer was discontinued. The Hummer made a return in 2020 under GMC. Now, for the first time, the unique vehicle is going electric.

Hummers are known for being massive. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will truly be a sight to behold because of the return of the Hummer and its shocking new powertrain. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup truck is expected to make a whopping 1,000 horsepower. It is estimated to travel over 350 miles on a single charge. The 2022 GMC Hummer EV will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.

2021 Tesla Cybertruck

A silver Tesla Cybertruck.
The Tesla Cybertruck | Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Tesla is currently the undisputed leader of all things electric. Other automakers have made valiant efforts to dethrone the company, but Tesla has been working on EVs for almost two decades. Furthermore, Tesla’s entire lineup is electric, unlike most automakers. Every new model seems to push the boundaries further and offer more creative features.

The Tesla Cyber Truck looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. Its design is unique and futuristic. The Cyber Truck trims vary from single motor to dual and tri-motors. The respective estimated ranges are 250, 300, and 500 miles on a full charge. The single motor base model starts at a surprising $39,900. Throw a tax incentive in, and the price gets much closer to the price of an average pickup truck. Full Self-Driving is an available $10,000 add-on for all trims.

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Ford F-150 Lightning | Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Ford’s introduction of the Ford F-150 Lightning shocked the world. The Ford F-150 is one of the most noteworthy trucks in history, so the decision to make an EV model was a huge gamble like its Ford Mustang Mach-E. The F-150 Lightning could have deterred consumers loyal to the brand or brought new attention to the company. Between chip shortages and pre-orders, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is now in extremely high demand.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning boasts an impressive 426 horsepower. It is estimated to drive up to 230 miles on a single charge. There is also an extended battery option that increases the horsepower to 563 and the driving range to about 300 miles. It has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. The F-150 Lightning still shares the traits of an average Ford pickup, it just also happens to be electric.

EVs are taking over the pickup truck vehicle class

Electric trucks are one of the most exciting things to happen to the auto industry in a long time. These new creations take everything we know about trucks and reinvent our preconceived notions about what a truck should be and do. The EV future is bright and pickup trucks are an exciting by-product of the industry’s shift to emission-free vehicles.


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