Things are about to change in the U.S. pickup truck market this year. Along with several all-electric versions of top-selling vehicles like the Ford F-150 that promise to bring new levels of performance and capability, there’s also a host of new competitors poised to enter the market.
Here are three models to watch out for:
Lordstown Motors Endurance
We can expect electric vehicle startup Lordstown Motors to introduce their pickup by late summer.
The Endurance has been designed to maximize control and traction while lowering maintenance costs. Its four motors are projected to produce 600 HP, and the company estimates a range of more than 250 miles on a single charge.
With a base price of $52,500, the truck is aimed at construction, farm, and fleet users.
In terms of both performance and appearance, the formidable Cybertruck from Tesla is nothing like America has seen before. Headed for production in the company’s all-new factory near Austin, the truck’s pricing will start at $39,900 (and cross $70,000 when you start adding on power and range).
The top-tier tri-motor Cybertruck is poised to be a pickup with the acceleration of a supercar – going from zero to sixty mph in 2.9 seconds. The company predicts that when properly equipped, it will be able to tow 14,000 pounds.
Depending on the model you choose, the pickup’s expected range is between 250 and (more than) 500 miles. Another interesting feature is the high-walled “vault” with a garage-style roll-up door that replaces a traditional pickup bed.
2021 Rivian R1T
The Rivian R1T electric pickup has a (projected) range of up to 400-plus miles, a max towing rating of 11,000 pounds, and will go from zero to sixty mph in just three seconds. An impressive 42.7-inch water fording capability will enable it to easily cut through even small rivers. Other features to be excited about include a unique, secure, weather-sealed gear tunnel and an 11.1 cubic foot front trunk under the hood.