The automotive world is so deep in the electrification process that EV cars are not only reserved for small city commuters anymore but all types of vehicles, including pickup trucks. This segment will become more interesting than even because, besides traditional carmakers, numerous startup companies are trying to conquer the market with new technologies and design solutions.
So, it’s no wonder that the next year is about to bring a full load of new electric pickups. The list of novelties will include models from established truck makers, such as Ford, Ram, and GM. However, we will also see some pretty capable models from companies such as Rivian, Tesla, Bollinger etc.
Most of these manufacturers will try to get to buyers with impressive performances and range, but there are also manufacturers like Canoo, which will try to gain buyers with other qualities. Finally, a company called Atlis is preparing the world’s first pickup in the HD segment.
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
The Blue Oval company has been working on the all-electric pickup for a while and it looks like it is finally ready to hit the market. Moreover, the company finally came up with some numbers, so we know what to expect from Ford’s first all-electric pickup, which will hit the market as the Ford F-150 Lightning.
From what we know so far, there will be two versions regarding drivetrain and battery. Base models will come with a smaller, 98-kWh battery pack, which will ensure the max range of around 230 miles. It will come with electric motors that provide a total output of 426 horsepower, which should be enough for the max towing capacity of 7.700 pounds.
The Extended Range model will come with a bigger 131-kWh battery pack, which will ensure 300 miles of the all-electric range. Also, this version will feature more power – 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque. That should ensure a max towing capacity of 10.000 pounds, while the max towing capacity should go around 2.000 pounds in both models.
Of course, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning will come with all kinds of charging options, including a fast charger that should be able to charge 85 percent of the battery in about 45 minutes. Furthermore, this pickup will be able to act as a power generator and supply households with power for about three days.
The base model will cost around 42.000 dollars, while the models with a bigger battery and more powerful electric motors will be available at around 74.000 dollars.
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2023 Ram 1500 Electric Truck
The current generation of Ram’s light-duty pickup truck is amazing in so many ways, so it’s no wonder many consider it a class leader. On the other hand, things aren’t all that great in terms of electrification. In this aspect, Ram seems a little bit late in the game. Ford and GM have their models almost ready, while Ram’s EV pickup is still in an early stage of development.
However, the officials claim that the Ram 1500 Electric Truck will be worth waiting for. The company promises class-leading numbers in terms of power, towing, payload etc. At this point, we don’t know much about numbers.
On the other hand, we presume that the new pickup will be based on the company’s new STLA Frame platform, which will offer all kinds of great things. For example, the battery capacity should go over 200 kWh, which would provide more than 500 miles of range. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the powertrain setup, max power and similar things.
Another unfortunate thing is that Ram’s EV pickup won’t be coming so soon. From what we know so far, the launch date won’t happen before 2024.
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2023 Tesla Cybertruck
We’ve been hearing stories about the Cybertruck for several years now but all we’ve got so far were delays. According to the latest reports, Tesla’s pickup truck will finally hit the market sometime in 2023.
Considering that the Cybertruck has been in talks for a long time, we already know a lot of details. Tesla’s management decided not to come with powertrain and battery specs but rather insists on numbers such as towing capacity and acceleration.
Base models will come with a single motor setup and the company claims 0-60 acceleration in about 6.5 seconds, while the max towing capacity should go around 7.500 pounds. A 250W charging cable will be part of the standard equipment, while Tesla claims 250 miles of the all-electric range.
The mid-range version of the 2023 Tesla Cybertruck will come with a dual-motor setup. Once again, the max output is unknown but the officials say that the 0-60 time will go in about 4.5 seconds, while the max towing capacity should go around 10.000 pounds. This model will feature a bigger battery pack and we expect 300 miles of range.
Finally, the flagship model will come with three electric motors, which will ensure super-quick 0-60 acceleration in less than three seconds. Also, the max towing capacity should go around 14.000 pounds. This model will also feature the biggest battery, as the expected max range is 500 miles.
All three versions will be available in just one body layout, with a crew cab and a 6.5-foot cargo bed. Also, all three models will feature the same max payload capacity of 3.500 pounds.
The starting price will go under 40.000 dollars, according to the officials.
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2023 GMC Sierra EV
So far, we’ve seen just a couple of rendering photos of the 2023 GMC Sierra EV. However, if we consider that, just like the gas-powered Sierra, this model will also share most of the parts with Silverado, we are pretty sure that this pickup is in the advanced stage of development. At this point, the officials are still quiet, but we believe that the production could start in the next year.
The officials haven’t come up with details so far. Still, we presume that most of the specs will be the same as in the Silverado EV. Therefore, we expect to see two variants, regarding power output and towing capacity. Base models will come with a setup that puts out around 510 horsepower, which should be enough for a max towing capacity of 8.000 pounds.
On the other hand, higher trim levels will be more capable, thanks to more powerful electric motors. We expect to see a max output of 664 horsepower, which should provide significantly better driving dynamics. Furthermore, we also count on the max towing capacity of 10.000 pounds in this case.
It’s quite easy to presume that the 2023 GMC Sierra EV will feature GM’s latest Ultium battery technology. We expect to see a battery capacity of 200 kWh, which would ensure a max range of up to 400 miles. Also, this technology allows all kinds of charging options, including a fast charger that will be able to charge 100 miles in just 10 minutes, officials say.
The new Sierra EV will be produced alongside GMC Hummer EV and Silverado EV, in Factory Zero plant in Michigan.
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2023 Canoo Pickup
While most carmakers try to impress potential buyers with things like battery capacity and range, this company has a little bit different approach. Of course, it will offer a capable pickup but one of its most interesting aspects will be the overall design.
Although essentially a pickup truck, this vehicle will feature a little bit unusual layout, notably different from other truck makers. This particularly refers to the cabin design, which looks pretty much the same as the front part of the Canoo Lifestyle Vehicle van. The two models will share much more than the styling. They will share most of the mechanics and base design, including the same wheelbase that measures 112.2 inches.
When it comes to the powertrain, this pickup will come in two configurations. Base models will come with a single electric motor on the rear axle, with a max output of 300 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the flagship models will come with a dual motor setup, with a combined output of 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque.
The battery won’t be all that large. From what we can hear from the officials, the Canoo Pickup will use the same battery pack as the van sibling, with a capacity of 80 kWh. That should ensure around 200 miles of range. Also, the company claims that charging up 80% of the battery will take just 28 minutes with the fast DC charger.
We expect that the 2023 Canoo Pickup will arrive early next year, with a starting price of around 35.000 dollars.
2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Unlike some other companies, Chevy focused on work, rather than talk. As a result, the EV pickup is almost ready and we already know most of the specs. While the styling closely resembles the standard, gasoline-powered Silverado, things under the skin are completely different. This model will share most of its parts with the GMC Hummer EV and includes GM’s latest Ultium battery technology.
When it comes to powertrain, we know for sure that the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado EV will be offered in, at least, two variants. Base models will feature electric motors that produce a combined output of 510 horsepower. That’s should be enough for strong driving dynamics, while the company also claims 8.000 pounds of the max towing capacity with this model. More expensive versions will feature total output of 664 horsepower, while the claimed max towing capacity is 10.000 pounds. Moreover, Chevrolet officials stated that a version with a 20.000-pound towing capacity will arrive someday in the future.
The exact details about the battery are yet to come but from what we know so far, the new truck will use Ultium battery technology. The battery capacity will probably go up to 200 kWh. That should ensure around 400 miles of the max range. When it comes to charging, the company promises 100 miles in 10 minutes with a fast charger.
We are also waiting for a more precise launch date and price. Still, some sources that the base versions will be available at a pretty attractive price of 42.000 dollars.
2023 Bollinger B2
This pickup was in talks for nearly five years but the company eventually gave up on this interesting project. According to the officials, the company will now focus on commercial all-electric vehicles. At this point, it looks like there is no chance for the B2 to ever come.
The 2023 Bollinger B2 supposed to feature a pretty interesting design. Of course, the most interesting part was the styling, which was characterized by a pretty boxy and pretty rudimental layout. The same thing could be said for the interior design and many believed that such an uber-retro design would be a great selling point.
However, the 2023 Bollinger B2 would have been much more than the styling. Under the skin, this pickup was supposed to feature a setup of electric motors with a total output of 614 horsepower and 688 pound-feet of torque, which would be enough to move this large truck from zero to sixty in just 4.5 seconds. Also, the company promised a max towing capacity of 7.500 pounds and 5.000 pounds of the max payload capacity.
Furthermore, this pickup was supposed to be a pretty capable off-roader. It was supposed to feature an adjustable suspension, which would allow you to set ground clearance anywhere between 10 and 20 inches. Moreover, this pickup would also come with things like locking differentials, two-speed transfer case etc.
When it comes to battery, we expected to see a 120-kWh pack, which would provide a max range of 200 miles.
2023 Rivian R1T
Although this model also has problems with delays, it debuted for this model year. Unfortunately, it is currently available in just one version, with a 135-kWh battery. However, things will change with the 2023 Rivian R1T. Base models will come, as well as the Max battery version, which should ensure more than 400 miles of the all-electric range.
Starting from the next year, the offers will be starting with the standard range model, which should ensure around 260 miles on a single charge. Of course, the mid-range version will continue in the same way, with a 135-kWh battery pack, which ensures 314 miles of the max range. Finally, the Max battery version is expected to come next year, with the 180-kWh battery pack that ensures 400+ miles on a single charge.
When it comes to the drivetrain, you may count on a pretty advanced setup. It includes four electric motors and a total output of 835 horsepower. That’s enough power to move this pickup from zero to sixty in about 3.3 seconds. This makes it the quickest pickup on the market today. On the other hand, base models will feature a dual-motor setup, which will generate around 600 horsepower.
The max towing capacity goes around 11.000 pounds, while the max payload capacity is rated at 1.760 pounds. This pickup also offers some pretty good off-road potential, thanks to the adaptive suspension that can raise the ground clearance up to 14 inches.
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2023 GMC Hummer EV SUV
The legendary Hummer is coming back, this time in an EV form. The initial, Edition 1 model already had a premiere, as a flagship version in the lineup. Other versions will arrive during this and next year. Of course, the most notable thing about this pickup is the styling, which closely resembles the original model.
Also, we really like the interior design, which offers a futuristic design, equipped with all kinds of tech features, such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 13.4-inch infotainment screen, as well as with some pretty unique styling details. The latter refers to things like a moon-boot footprint on the dead pedal or Sea of Tranquility on speaker covers. These details celebrate GM’s involvement in the Apollo mission, where this company was a part of a team that developed a lunar rover.
Under the skin, you may count on GM’s new platform that utilizes the new Ultium battery technology. Among other benefits, you may also count on a 200-kWh battery pack that ensures around 330 miles of the all-electric range.
The Edition 1 comes with a setup that offers a total output of 1.000 horsepower and 1.100 pound-feet of torque. With all that power, the new Hummer accelerates from zero to sixty in just 3 seconds. The max towing capacity is rated between 7.500 and 11.000 pounds, depending on the version you pick.
The upcoming base version is expected to cost around 79.000 dollars. The flagship Edition 1 model costs around 110.000 dollars.
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2023 Atlis XT
The 2023 Atlis XT is certainly among the most interesting pickups on this list. Although still a prototype, it has drawn a lot of attention because of a pretty simple thing. Unlike most models on this list that are designed as alternatives to light-duty pickups, this model represents a hard-working, HD pickup of the future.
Just one look at its dimensions and rugged, almost rudimental styling, and it becomes clear that this model is designed to compete with pickups like RAM 3500 or Ford F-350. Of course, it comes with a body-on-frame, skateboard platform, as well as with a pretty rugged setup. The drivetrain is another interesting thing about this pickup.
From what we know so far, the powertrain setup will feature a total output of 600 horsepower, which will ensure 0-60 sprint in 5 seconds and a top speed of 120 miles per hour. More importantly, this truck will be able to tow 36.000 pounds. That’s a number that puts it on par with the most capable heavy-duty pickups on the market. Also, the company promises 5.000 pounds of payload capacity.
Finally, there is the matter of the battery. From what we know so far, flagship models will come with a 250-kWh battery, which will ensure more than 500 miles of range. The company will also offer models with smaller batteries. The base version should be able to make around 300 miles on a single charge.
Allegedly, the starting price will go around 45.000 dollars.
2023 Lordstown Endurance
Although this startup company is in a kind of financial and legal struggle, the latest reports suggest that the 2023 Lordstown Endurance will hit the market sometime in the next year. If you take a quick look at this pickup, it may look like any other EV truck on this list. However, things will be slightly different under the skin.
This pickup will come with a couple of pretty interesting design solutions and the first thing that comes to mind is the electric motor setup. This truck will feature all-wheel drive, with four electric motors. However, these motors won’t be mounted on the axles, but rather feature an in-wheel hub design. According to the company, such a design will have a significant impact on reliability.
We don’t know much about the reliability of such a setup but we know that the combined output will go around 600 horsepower. That should ensure respectable acceleration and overall performance, while the max towing capacity will be rated at 6.000 pounds. Also, we should mention that this pickup will feature an independent rear suspension. This will certainly have a big impact on comfort and the overall driving experience.
When it comes to the battery, this pickup will feature a 109-kWh pack, which should ensure 250 miles of range. Of course, we count on all kinds of charging options, including a DC fast charger.
As we already mentioned, the 2023 Lordstown Endurance is about to arrive sometime next year. We expect a starting price of around 52.500 dollars.
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2023 Toyota Tacoma EV
At the recent presentation of numerous all-electric concepts for the future, Toyota presented a variety of body styles, including a pickup truck. Many believe that this is the all-electric version of the most popular mid-size pickup.
The new generation of Tacoma is coming for the next year and from what we know so far, it will bring a variety of novelties, including a hybrid version. Many also expect to see an all-electric version, which would feature the same or similar styling as the presented concept.
At this point, we don’t know much about this model. Still, we are pretty sure it will ride on the company’s well-known TNGA platform, which can accommodate electric vehicles as well. Although we don’t know anything about the drivetrain and battery, we have no doubt things will be much more serious compared to the brand’s only EV at the moment, the UX 300e. That model comes with a pretty modest 54-kWh battery pack and a max output of 201 horsepower. It features a max range of just 165 miles. The new pickup would certainly feature a significantly bigger battery, while we estimate at least 300 horsepower.
On the other hand, most of the styling and interior design should be shared with the standard Tacoma, which will get a complete redesign next year. At this point, it’s early for predictions regarding the launch date and price.