Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. Other startups include the Rivian R1T, the Lordstown Endurance the Bollinger B2; and the Nikola Badger.
As we all know electric vehicles are fast and powerful and because they have fewer moving parts than their internal combustion engine friends, easier to maintain. Electric pickups are likely to cost more up-front than non-electric ones for a while yet
For automakers, pickups are a great opportunity: They have high margins and are more profitable than most other passenger vehicles. The rash of startups making electric pickups and SUVs is not an accident. Their higher prices make it easier to “hide” the up-front costs of research, development, and batteries than with a cheaper sedan or compact.
Electric pickup offers new revenue sources, the pickup can move goods from one place to the other. That’s key to building a long-term strategy around electric vehicles.
Trucks are bigger and, often, less aerodynamically designed than cars, meaning they typically encounter more wind resistance. Friction and inertia increase for heavier vehicles. All of those mean a truck needs more energy to get, and stay, moving.
Advantages of electric pickups
Instant torque- Trucks have the torque to handle big loads. In case you are driving and you feel the engine struggling down low as it begins to pull your trailer forward then that's torque in action. As a result of the instant torque, electric pickups will have an advantage over their ICEs. The power delivery means that there is a reduction in gear and transmission changes because fewer gears are needed for the performance.
Maintenance- Electric cars don't need much maintenance because they have fewer moving parts. The driveline is not complicated because you need a transmission at a simpler unit. Electric pickups can last longer and more affordable to keep running.
Four-wheel Control- Electric Vehicles have an axle for each wheel. This allows electric trucks to have a four-wheel-drive that offers more control. As a result of the driveline not being mechanically connected, the truck turns on the spot. Having individual control at each wheel also removes the need for locking differentials, as these drivetrains will be able to replicate the effect quite easily.
Packaging- Electric Pickups have a special opportunity in terms of packaging hence their flexibility. For example, when you take the engine out of the trucks it leaves you with huge space for more storage.