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It seems like just last year there were no electric pickup trucks on the market. And that’s almost true: the first elect electric pickup truck on the market was the Rivian R1T, which the startup began delivering to employee buyers in September 2021. But Detroit is catching up quickly: Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC are selling electric pickup trucks. Ram has revealed its first electric truck and hopes to begin customer deliveries in 2025. With Nissan bowing out of the full-size truck market, Toyota is the only automaker in the game with no electric pickup truck plans for 2024.

Which electric pickup trucks are available now?

Your current options for an electric pickup truck are the Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer truck, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Chevrolet Silverado EV. Tesla and Ram are developing all-new electric trucks, while GMC will release a Sierra EV in spring 2024.

Blue and black electric Rivian pickup trucks climbing an off-road trail.
Rivian R1T pickup trucks | Rivian

Just because these trucks are “in production” doesn’t mean you can find one at your local dealership. In many cases, they have long waiting lists. Since the Rivian R1T was released, the startup has built 40,000 vehicles at its factory in Illinois. The GMC Hummer truck was the second electric pickup released, and GMC built just over 15,000 combined truck and SUV configurations in the past year.

The Ford F-150 Lightning hit the market in May 2022. It has proven so popular that the Blue Oval is ramping up production to build 150,000 every year. Though Ford still has a waitlist, an F-150 Lightning is likely your best bet for ordering an electric pickup truck in 2024.

You’ll have a harder time getting your hands on a Silverado EV. Chevrolet announced it had begun deliveries in spring 2023. But during Q3 2023, it appeared that GM only built 18 bowtie-wearing electric trucks. Then at the end of Q3, CEO Mary Barra admitted she is, “moderating the acceleration of EV production in North America.” Translation: the Silverado EV likely won’t go into full production until the Sierra EV does, sometime in 2024.

More electric pickup trucks are on the way

White 2024 Ramcharger electric pickup truck EV parked on a paved road.
2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger | Stellantis

Tesla rolled out its first Cybertruck prototype in 2019. Despite few stylistic changes to the dramatic truck, the startup has suffered five years of production setbacks. Elon Musk scheduled a “delivery event” for November 30th, 2023. But will only be offering certain configurations of the Cybertruck in 2024. With two million rumored reservations, it may be a long time before Tesla has caught up with demand.

Ram debuted its 2024 1500 “REV” in November 2023. In a surprising twist, this truck will offer a range extender configuration, with a V6 engine to recharge its batteries and extend its range. Ram hopes to begin deliveries at the end of 2024.

Why isn’t Toyota building an electric pickup truck?

Toyota has a long history of fine-tuning technology that other automakers might consider “dated.” This is one reason the brand has a reputation for reliability and a low operating cost per mile. As a result, the latest Tundra uses an engine similar to the decade-old Ford EcoBoost, and we probably won’t see an electric version until the next generation.

Toyota was an electric/gasoline hybrid pioneer, with the Prius still one of the best-known vehicles in the space. It may surprise you that Toyota is late to the EV party and is the only automaker offering no electric pickup trucks in 2025. But this is fairly typical for the automaker.

Read why the latest Toyota Tundra is doubling down on internal combustion, or learn more about Toyota’s mixed messaging on when it will go electric in the video below: