10 Real & Exciting future electric truck models (2022-2025)

By mid-decade (2025), there are at least ten fully electrified models of America’s favorite body style, the pickup truck, that are ready to launch. Here’s the list of known upcoming electric truck models, which their manufacturers have confirmed.

The list contains electric trucks from brands with a proven track record, having built millions of vehicles, and are pouring billions of dollars into EVs.

RAM 1500 Electric Truck

Stellantis brand RAM says it will “redefine” the full-size BEV pickup by 2024 with the RAM 1500 electric. Teasers and initial information released by the company during the Stellantis EV Day 2021 (which took place on July 8, 2021) show a promising electric pickup in the making.

RAM 1500 vs. RAM 1500 electric
The RAM 1500 EV should have an EPA-certified range in the whereabouts of 250-300 miles. Image – Stellantis

A dual-cab configuration (which is seen as a high-volume configuration, and therefore a safe bet) riding on the STLA Frame platform is the basic formula. It would make the 1500 Electric Truck the first model to use the new ladder frame. Additionally, it should be available with a range extender system, offering a similar range with the same payload/cargo volume as a traditional powertrain.

The 1500 EV will likely be the most technologically advanced Ram ever made. It will keep improving and gain features with periodic software updates. Stellantis will roll out software updates for its EVs every quarter, CEO Carlos Tavares said at the Stellantis Software Day 2021 event. Ram 1500 EV customers will likely get an option to upgrade the pickup’s performance even after taking its delivery, Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP – Software Business & Product, Stellantis, suggested at the same event.

For our Ram pickup owners, customers can increase the capability of their truck to handle greater loads.

Mamatha Chamarthi, SVP – Software Business & Product, Stellantis (Stellantis Software Day 2021 on December 7, 2021)

The RAM 1500 EV will use locally manufactured batteries since Stellantis has signed a deal with LG Energy Solution for a joint venture lithium-ion battery production plant in North America. We also know that the 1500 EV will offer fast-charging up to 150 kW (which may put it at a disadvantage in 2024, considering electric car makers have breezed past that charging speed today), various drive modes, dynamic range mapping, and a charge station locator. Expect the company to reveal more details by the end of the year, perhaps improve the specs in the road to the launch.

Release Date – The RAM 1500 electric truck should be revealed towards late-2023/early-2024, and its market launch in the USA should take place by mid-2024. The first Ram electric pickup would go on sale two years after rival products from Ford and Chevrolet, and possibly even GMC. However, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has suggested that the company would make good use of the extra time by “adjusting the competitiveness and the appeal” based on what’s available/lacking in the comparable products already on sale.

Price – The RAM 1500 EV should be priced from the region of USD 40,000.

Tesla Cybertruck

Video: Cybertruck Owners Club/Youtube

If everything had gone as planned, the Tesla Cybertruck deliveries would’ve begun in late 2021. However, owing to the global shortage of semiconductor chips, the launch timeline changed to this year. Now, a Reuters source has suggested that the launch is facing a delay again.

According to Reuters’ source, Tesla plans to change the features and functions of the Cybertruck before the launch. The company could begin production by the end of Q1 2023 (January-March 2023), the person familiar with the matter said. Meanwhile, Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry has said that he expects Tesla to offer the Cybertruck in two different versions and unveil it in production form in March, as per a StreetInsider report.

We knew the Tesla Cybertruck prices already: the entry variant, single motor, starts at USD 39,900, the dual-motor Cybertruck is priced at USD 49,900, and the tri-motor costs USD 69,900. However, Tesla has since removed the Cybertruck’s pricing and variants from its website. Now, the website doesn’t state that either, but that need not necessarily mean another delay. Tesla says that the Cybertruck can do 0-60 mph as quickly as in 2.9 seconds and travel up to 500 miles on a single charge.

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO, Tesla, has confirmed that at least one big change is coming to the Cybertruck as it evolves into a production model, and that’s the addition of a quad-motor variant. The Cybertruck quad-motor will sport four individual motors capable of delivering “ultra-fast response” and allows controlling the torque going to each wheel. It could be quicker in the 0-60 mph sprint than the tri-motor variant (2.9 seconds), and its towing capacity could be better, too (tri-motor variant: 14,000+ lbs).

According to initial customer polls, the average transaction price was USD 62,554, indicating that the bulk of the Cybertruck orders is for the tri- and dual-motor variants. While the company has not announced the number of orders it has received for the Cybertruck in recent months, a crowdsourced tally by the Cybertruck forum estimates 1.27 million orders currently.

Release Date – The Cybertruck’s sales may commence in small volume in early 2023. A quad-motor version is also in development, Musk has confirmed. We should get clarity on the production dates on January 26, 2022, when Tesla publishes its yearly financial results.

Price – While the Tesla Cybertruck was announced to start at USD 39,900, Tesla has since removed the pricing details from its website.

Rivian R1T

Rivian has ‘won’ in the electric pickup race in that it has manufactured and delivered the Rivian R1T, albeit for its employees. It makes the company the first to mass-manufacture an all-electric pickup truck in the United States.

In November 2021, Rivian sent emails to customers who ordered the Launch edition R1T, asking them to expect a delivery window starting as early as March 2022. Some Launch edition customers (depending on their geography) will wait till September 2022.

Rivian R1T features price delivery dates
Click the to see trim-wise Rivian R1T features, prices, and delivery dates picture in full-size. Image: Rivian

The Rivian R1T is available in Explore, Adventure, and Launch Edition trims, with the base trim costing $67,500 and the other two retailing at $75,000. The trim-wise Rivian R1T features are shown above.

The Rivian electric truck will have four electric motors generating up to 700 horsepower and come with three battery pack options: 105 kWh, 135 kWh, and 180 kWh. The 180 kWh variant makes the 0-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds and achieves over 400 miles on a single charge. The Launch Edition is fitted with a 135 kWh battery with 314 miles of range (EPA rating).

GMC Hummer EV

GMC Hummer EV Pickup series production commencement
Series production of the GMC Hummer electric truck commenced in December 2021. Image – GMC

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup is not exactly an upcoming model, per se. Series production has commenced, and customer deliveries will begin widely in a few days. However, initial availability is limited. High-volume deliveries will start once the production ramps up this year.

The GMC Hummer EV is the GM’s ultimate EV and its most capable off-roading vehicle. It’s a 1,000-horsepower pickup capable of an approximate 0-60 mph time of just 3 seconds, a GM-est. range of 329 miles, and 350 kW ultra-fast charging capability. With 35-inch tires, an 18-view camera system (UltraVision), on-demand same-direction four-wheel steering (CrabWalk), and up to 15.9 inches of ground clearance (Extract Mode), the super-truck is a beast on the trail.

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GMC Hummer EV Pickup prices and delivery timelines

The Hummer EV will not get an EPA certification for its range, but GM claims it has used EPA protocol for its testing to arrive at 329 miles (announced initially as 350+).

The CrabWalk feature of the GMC Hummer EV shows the four-wheel directional steering capability of the upcoming electric pickup. GM says this feature is tailor-made for off-roading and calls it industry-leading. This electric truck uses the Unreal Engine for its digital cockpit, making it the first vehicle from GM’s lineup to use the system.

GM manufactures the GMC Hummer electric truck at the Factory ZERO plant in Detroit (Michigan), USA which was opened on November 17, 2021. In addition to the GMC Hummer EV pickup, it plans to produce the GMC Hummer EV SUV, the Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup, and the Cruise Origin self-driving, shared vehicle at the location. This production site should become home to a cluster of EVs from GM brands over the next four years.

Chevrolet Silverado Electric truck

2024 Chevrolet Silverado Electric Truck
The Chevrolet Silverado EV will lock horns with the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is coming to the market a year earlier and has already proved its popularity with nearly 200,000 reservations. Image Source: GM

The Chevrolet Silverado EV, initially referred to as Chevrolet BET Truck, is the brand’s first electric pickup. It will compete with the Ford F-150 Lightning, which goes on sale in the U.S. this spring.

The Chevy Silverado EV will be available with at least two different Ultium battery pack options. One of them will be a 24-module unit, probably related to the GMC Hummer EV Pickup’s largest battery pack. It should have an energy storage capacity of 200 kWh, which would be sufficient to offer GM’s estimated range – 400+ miles. With 350 kW of peak charging power support, the company expects just 10 minutes of DC charging to be enough to cover a distance of approx. 100 miles.

Like in Ford’s electric truck, a dual-motor powertrain is likely to be standard in the Silverado EV. GM has confirmed that one of the configurations will have up to 664 horsepower and more than 780 lb-ft of torque. This performance-oriented configuration will hit 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, although that’s an unverified, GM estimate at this point. Another configuration, targeted at fleet customers, will provide 20,000 pounds of towing capacity, with an optional Max Tow package. There’s plenty more to look forward to, including bidirectional charging, a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an 11-inch virtual instrument cluster, a 14-inch head-up display, and more.

Release Date – Chevrolet Silverado EV reservations are open now. Deliveries of the Silverado EV Work Truck will start in early 2023, followed by the Silverado EV RST model in late 2023.

Price – The Chevy Silverado electric truck is priced starting at USD 39,900 MSRP.

GMC Sierra electric truck

GMC Sierra Electric Denali (GMC electric truck) teaser
The GMC Sierra EV will be the brand’s second electric pickup following the GMC Hummer EV pickup. Image Source: GM

The GMC Sierra EV will be the brand’s second electric pickup after the Hummer EV Pickup. The teaser suggests that it will debut as a production-oriented concept sometime this year. Its manufacturing will take place alongside the Silverado-e and Hummer EV pickups at GM’s Factory ZERO Assembly Plant in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan.

We imagine that the GMC electric truck would capitalize on the Ultium platform utilizing batteries with upwards of 100 kWh capacity to provide a range of 400+ miles, similar to the Silverado EV. The GMC version should offer a more luxurious interior with generous soft-touch plastics and leather/artificial vegan leather applications in the cabin. We should be receiving more details in the coming months.

Release Date – The GMC Sierra electric truck should have its market launch next year, a few months after the Silverado EV goes on sale.

Price – To retain its premium positioning, the GMC Sierra EV should be priced over the Silverado EV, so expect a starting price in the vicinity of USD 55,000.

Ford F-150 Lightning

Base Ford F-150 Lightning Pro
Image – Ford

One of the most anticipated upcoming electric pickup trucks, the Ford F-150 Lightning, has garnered nearly 200,000 reservations. The company has stopped taking reservations because of the overwhelming demand.

The standard range F-150 Lightning should see a travel range of 230 miles, whereas the extended-range model will target 300 miles (EPA estimates with 1,000 pounds of payload). However, the real-world range is likely to hit the 400-mile mark (without the payload), as seen in a video posted by YouTuber MKBHD and another published by InsideEVs.

Release Date – Customer deliveries of the Ford F-150 Lightning will start this spring. Ford has said that it will invite F-150 Lightning reservation holders for order confirmation “wave-by-wave.” Pending reservation holders after the 2022 F-150 Lightning stock is over, if any, will have to go for the 2023 F-150 Lightning. The Blue Oval plans to nearly double the annual F-150 Lightning production to 150,000 units, saying it’s doing everything it can to meet the overwhelming demand.

According to a report from Ford Authority, Ford will make customers buying the 2022 F-150 Lightning sign an agreement that bars them from reselling it within a year of purchase in any possible way. The company is trying to keep scalpers away with this move.

Price – The base Ford F-150 electric truck costs USD 39,974, while prices go up to USD 90,474 for the range-topping configuration with all options.

2025 Ford F-150 Lightning

No, there is no error in our formatting. You aren’t reading F-150 twice! This is the second generation Ford F-150 Lightning due in late 2025 based on Ford’s new TE1 platform. The TE1 platform will be exclusive to electric trucks and SUVs (with another GE2 platform earmarked for electric cars and crossovers), and as per a report from Reuters, Ford will target 160,000 units/annum of the TE1 based F-150 Electric truck.

For the current F-150 Lightning, Ford has to initially source batteries from LG Chem and SK Innovation. The expected high sales volumes (in addition to other TE1 and GE2 products) would justify Ford to build batteries in-house with a plant in North America.

The next-gen F-150 Lightning could get the ‘IonBoost+’ lithium-ion batteries Ford plans to develop for its larger vehicles. These batteries will consist of unique pouch cells with NMC chemistry, and they will feature Ford’s proprietary battery control algorithm. The Nickel content in these cells will be very high – 88%. The company claims that IonBoost+ deliveries the highest energy density of any cell of its type. 88%

Ford Ranger EV

2022 Ford Ranger
The new Ranger has moved to a design identity inherited from the Ford F-150. The Ranger EV and next-gen F-150 Lightning should share the TE1 platform with an evolutionary design shift. Image – Ford

The next-generation Ford Ranger was revealed late last year sporting a design inspired by the Ford F-150. Ford plans to have all commercial vehicles in Europe zero-emissions capable by 2024. Given that the Ranger is Europe’s best-selling pickup truck, hybrid and electric variants on the Ranger should be a no-brainer this decade.

In addition, the TE1 platform will spawn a mid-size pickup truck in the United States, Hau Thai-Tang, Chief Product Platform, and Operations Officer at Ford confirmed. The Ranger is listed as the Blue Oval’s mid-size pickup offering stateside.

Release Date – The Ford Ranger EV should be launched by the end of 2025, given Ford’s commitment to have its commercial vehicles electrified by that time.

Price – The Ranger Electric truck should be priced below the F-150 Lightning, which starts at USD 40,000. Expect a circa-USD 32,000 starting price for the Ranger EV.

Toyota Tacoma EV

Toyota Pickup EV (Toyota electric truck) concept front three quarter
The Toyota Electric truck will likely compete with the Ford Ranger EV. Image Source: Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has confirmed that it plans to launch an electric truck this decade, and there’s a good chance that would happen within the first half. The company unveiled 17 Toyota and Lexus EV models in a mega-surprise EV strategy event in December 2021, and one of them was an electric pickup. Simply called ‘Toyota Pickup EV,’ the vehicle looked very close to a Tacoma. We assume that the Toyota Tacoma EV is a part of eight or more lifestyle EV models TMC plans to release this decade.

Release Date – By 2025 (expected)

Price – USD 30,000-35,000 (expected)

Featured image: Ford