Update: ‘Ram 1500 REV’ and ‘Fisker Alaska’ updated.
By mid-decade, at least a dozen fully electrified models of America’s favorite body style, the pickup truck, are ready to launch. Here’s the list of known upcoming electric truck models which their manufacturers have confirmed or are considering launching.
The list contains electric trucks from brands with a proven track record, having built millions of vehicles or pouring billions of dollars into EVs.
Ram 1500 REV
Stellantis brand Ram says it will “redefine” the full-size BEV pickup with the Ram 1500 REV.
The Ram 1500 REV is Stellantis’ first model based on the STLA Frame platform. However, the dimensions and design strongly indicate that it’s a conversion of the ICE Ram 1500, not a bespoke electric pickup like the Rivian R1T. The basic formula is a dual-cab configuration (seen as a high-volume configuration and, therefore, a safe bet).
Our Ram 1500 (EV) will outperform all competitors on the attributes customers care most about: range, towing, payload, (and) charge time.Carlos Tavares, CEO, Stellantis (Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 on March 1, 2022)
The Ram 1500 REV is available to reserve now, with a fully refundable deposit of USD 100. Customers who want to reserve the Ram 1500 REV need to join a ‘Rev Insider+’ paid membership program with a one-time USD 100 refundable fee. In addition to a spot in the line for pre-order, the program gives members exclusive access to events, news, and information about the new electric pickup.
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. We also know that the 1500 EV will offer various drive modes, dynamic range mapping, and a charge station locator.
Release Date: The Ram 1500 REV will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships in Q4 2024.
Price: The Ram 1500 REV should be priced from the region of USD 40,000.
During Tesla’s Q4 and full year 2022 earnings conference call, CEO Elon Musk said the Cybertruck’s early production (low-volume production) would begin in Summer 2023, and mass production (high-volume production) in 2024. Customer deliveries are expected in the second half of 2023.
Yoke steering, rear-axle steering system, swiveling touchscreen infotainment system, touch-operated door locks, digital instrument cluster, air suspension, etc., will be some of the key features of the production Cybertruck. Tesla says the Cybertruck can do 0-60 mph as quickly as in 2.9 seconds and travel up to 500 miles on a single charge. A recent spy video (view on Instagram) has revealed that the production model features normal mirrors, but in an unconventional, triangular shape.
Release Date: Cybertruck deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of 2023.
Price: While the Tesla Cybertruck was announced to start at USD 39,900, Tesla has recently removed the pricing details from its website.
Chevy Silverado electric truck
Like in the Ford F-150 Lightning, a dual-motor powertrain is likely to be standard in the Chevrolet 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. Another configuration, targeted at fleet customers, will provide 20,000 pounds of towing capacity with an optional Max Tow package.
At least one of the Ultium battery pack options of the Chevy Silverado EV, likely a 24-module unit with an energy storage capacity of 200 kWh, will deliver a GM-estimated range of 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.
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.
|Configuration||Chevrolet Silverado EV Price||Chevrolet Silverado EV Release Date|
|Silverado EV WT (Work Truck) Crew Cab||USD 39,900||Spring 2023|
|Silverado EV RST Crew Cab||To Be Announced||To Be Announced|
|Silverado EV RST First Edition Crew Cab||USD 105,000||Fall 2023|
|Silverado Trail Boss||To Be Announced||To Be Announced|
Release Date: Deliveries of the Silverado EV Work Truck will start in early 2023, followed by the Silverado EV RST model in late 2023.
A ‘Fisker Alaska‘ electric truck will become a part of the startup company’s electric vehicle line-up this decade. Fisker has evinced interest in launching an electric truck with different teasers since 2020.
Fisker’s immediate priority is starting sales of the Ocean in Spring 2023. Past that, it plans to launch an entry-level model called Fisker Pear and a halo model derived from Fisker Project Ronin in 2024. The Alaska may go on sale around 2025, and it would likely be a model produced in the U.S. from day one.
The Fisker Alaska will be based on ‘FT 32,’ a derivative of the platform that underpins the Ocean. So, it would borrow many components from the electric SUV, which should cut development cost and time. During Fisker’s Q4 2022 earnings conference call on February 27, 2023, Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said that the Alaska will have “some amazing features that never have been done on a pickup truck before.”
Fisker plans to unveil the Alaska at its first investor day later in 2023, where we expect the company to showcase a realistic concept version of the future electric truck.
Release Date: Around 2025
Price: We expect Fisker to launch the truck between USD 50,000-75,000.
GMC Sierra EV
The GMC Sierra EV is the brand’s second electric pickup after the Hummer EV Pickup.
GMC plans to sell the Sierra EV in multiple configurations, with different powertrains and battery packs. It has yet to reveal all the details, only confirming that it targets a maximum range of 400 miles. As for performance, the powertrain of the range-topping, first edition trim (Denali Edition 1) produces 754 horsepower and 785 lb-ft of torque in a Max Power mode.
The GMC electric truck offers up to 9,500 lbs. of max towing capacity and up to 1,300 lbs. of payload capacity. It has up to 10 feet, 10 inches of load floor length. MultiPro Midgate (foldable midgate), eTrunk (frunk), adjustable regen, one-pedal driving, rear-wheel steering system, CrabWalk (diagonal driving), panoramic fixed glass roof, 24-inch wheels with 35-inch tires, flat floor, 16.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 11-inch fully digital instrument cluster, and SuperCruise are some of the other highlights of the new electric pickup truck.
Release Date: The GMC Sierra electric truck will have its market launch in early 2024. GM has confirmed that it will build the Sierra EV at Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Lake Orion Assembly.
Price: Prices (excl. USD 1,795 DFC) of the GMC Sierra EV start at around USD 50,000 and go up to USD 107,000.
2025 Ford electric truck (F-Series)
When Ford started serial production of the F-150 Lightning in April 2022, it hinted at what would come over the next few years. The company CEO Jim Farley let slip that a new type of F-Series pickup would be manufactured (alongside the next-gen F-150 Lightning) in the company’s upcoming BlueOval City in Memphis, Tennessee, in a few years.
Farley offered no additional details, but we know from reports that it would ride 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 targets 160,000 units annually of the TE1-based Electric truck.
The 2025 Ford electric pickup truck would feature an offbeat design, Farley told Laycee Schmidtke of YouTube channel Miss GoElectric in April 2022. Another interesting fact he revealed was that Ford would equip this model with active and deployable aero similar to a semi-truck for more energy efficiency.
For the 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 Ford electric truck could get the ‘IonBoost+’ lithium-ion batteries Ford plans to develop for large vehicles. The batteries will consist of unique pouch cells with NMC chemistry, featuring Ford’s proprietary battery control algorithm. The Nickel content in the cells will be high – 88%. The company claims that IonBoost+ will deliver the highest energy density for any cell of its type.
Release Date: 2025
Price: Around USD 40,000
Ford Ranger Electric
The new generation Ford Ranger revealed in late 2021 sports a design inspired by the 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, plug-in hybrid and electric variants on the Ranger should be a no-brainer by mid-decade.
Autohome has reported that Ford could be planning the Ranger Electric in China in collaboration with JMC, its local manufacturing partner. Other markets will probably get the Ranger Electric from Thailand, which is the regular truck’s production base.
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.
Foxconn Model V
Taiwan’s Hon Hai Technology Group, a.k.a. Foxconn, unveiled an electric pickup at its third annual Tech Day event. Called Model V, this future electric truck is probably based on the MIH open-source platform, as the company says it’s a result of Hon Hai and MIH alliance partners’ vertical integration.
The Model V’s dimensions indicate it’ll rival the Ford Ranger Electric. It has a 3,200 mm wheelbase, and its load floor measures 1.5 m in length, 1.45 m in width, and 0.5 m in height. The compact electric pickup does have a frunk, but it’s quite small.
The Model V offers a payload capacity of up to 1 ton (2,201 lbs.) and a towing capacity of 3 tons (6,614 lbs.). We also know that it has a water fording depth of 80 cm. It can cover a distance of 420 km (261 miles) on a full charge. Fast-charging from 20 to 80% SoC on direct current takes 30 minutes. A power outlet built into the right side of the bed allows using bidirectional charging functions.
Release Date: The Model V is planned to be manufactured in the U.S. from 2024, as per a report Taipei Times released on October 19, 2022.
Toyota Tacoma EV
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has confirmed that it plans to launch an electric truck this decade, and there’s a good chance that will 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. Called ‘Toyota Pickup EV,’ the concept vehicle looked very close to a Tacoma. We assume that the Toyota Tacoma Electric is a part of eight or more lifestyle EV models TMC plans to release this decade.
The Tacoma EV should be more advanced than the gas-engined Tacoma with better tech features. Woven Planet Holdings, a TMC subsidiary, is developing a vehicle software platform called Arene. TMC may use this newly developed software on the Tacoma EV. The company says that Arene will allow delivering new ideas to customers as quickly as possible. If not, expect the Tacoma EV to come with the U.S.-developed Toyota Audio Multimedia System.
Release Date: By 2025 (expected)
Price: USD 30,000-35,000 (expected)
Hyundai electric truck
Seeing the popularity of electric truck models like the Cybertruck and the F-150 Lightning, and motivated by the success of its first pickup, the Santa Cruz, Hyundai is reportedly planning to launch a fully-electric model. This could be a Hyundai Santa Cruz EV, as several media reports have claimed since 2021.
Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) President and CEO Jaehoon Chang may have hinted at a Hyundai electric truck at the company’s 2022 CEO Investor Day. Here is what he said while talking about the upcoming Hyundai electric vehicles:
By segment, we plan to launch 3 sedans, 6 SUVs, 1 small-sized commercial vehicle, and 1 other new vehicle type in the future.Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO, Hyundai Motor Company (2022 CEO Investor Day on March 2, 2022)
The “other new type vehicle type” is probably the electric pickup truck. Further, while talking about standardizing software architecture in the HMC’s EVs, Chang showed an outline of the pickup in a presentation slide. Normally, one would use the graphic to represent the variety of applications, but that might not be the case here.
The slide shows Hyundai’s current types of EVs with a high number of controllers in the “AS-IS” box and the company’s future EVs with fewer controllers in the “TO-BE” box. Apparently, the Hyundai EV family with the current EV technology that requires a high number of controllers will include hatchback, SUV, and pickup models, and with the new EV technology that reduces the number of controllers, grow to include electric sports car and crossover models in the future.
Release Date: By 2030
Bespoke Kia electric truck
At Kia’s 2022 CEO Investor Day, Ho Sung Song, its President and CEO, didn’t pull any punches. He announced that Kia would launch a bespoke electric pickup truck. The company wants to build a line-up of 14 electric vehicles, as against the previously announced 11, and the dedicated Kia electric pickup is one of the three newly confirmed models.
Release Date: 2026
Strategic Kia electric truck
The dedicated electric truck could serve the U.S., Canada, and even European countries, while a low-cost and less-advanced pickup could suit the customers’ requirements for emerging markets. One of the three additional Kia EVs confirmed in 2022 is an “emerging market EV pickup,” Kia’s President and CEO Ho Sung Song added in his 2022 CEO Investor Day speech.
Release Date: 2026
Audi electric truck
Audi could enter uncharted waters after CEO Markus Duesmann told Autocar on March 17, 2022, that the brand is looking into the possibility of an electric pickup. He confirmed that Audi would present ‘something’ shortly, possibly a concept to gauge customer reaction. It seems he was referring to the Audi activesphere, a four-door crossover coupe that can transform into a pickup with a compact cargo bed (called “active back”) usable to transport sports gear or, for example, two e-bikes.
Audi’s intention with the pickup isn’t to offer a traditional workhorse to carry logs of wood—the failure of the Mercedes X-Class is a lesson learned about a product category not to wander in for even the management in Ingolstadt—but to offer customers who like outdoor adventures a more practical vehicle than a station wagon or an SUV. The configuration and outputs of the concept’s powertrain suggest we shouldn’t expect a Rivian R1T challenger either.
Scout Motors‘ upcoming electric truck platform, which will be ready for commercial production by 2026, could underpin the Audi electric pickup. Developed specifically for pickups and SUVs, it could have all the attributes that fit an Audi electric pickup.
Release Date: 2026 or 2027
VW Amarok EV
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWN) is considering a VW Amarok Electric version for the future. As the market for electric pickups heats up, VWN wants a piece of the pie and is looking at strengthening its collaboration with Ford for the truck. “We’re looking at a pure electric version,” Lars Krause, BoM member responsible for sales and marketing, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said during the next-gen Amarok presentation in Wolfsburg, Germany. The company is considering releasing an Amarok EV even within the next generation, Krause added.
VWN could technically offer the next-gen Amarok as a PHEV, but the company is “looking more towards a full electric version,” Krause told Drive. An Amarok EV is “seriously” under consideration, Krause is quoted saying to the Australian publication. The marketing chief said that the company would need to modify certain elements, but technically, a battery-powered 100% electric variant is also possible. The all-new Ranger’s global chief engineer, Ian Foston, has also confirmed to Drive that the platform can accept a pure electric powertrain.
Release Date: By 2026
Scout electric truck (VW Group brand)
Volkswagen Group will launch a new electric truck and a new electric SUV, both designed, engineered, and manufactured in the U.S., under a new electrified brand – Scout. The first two Scout Motors models will debut in prototype (concept) form in 2023 and enter production in 2026.
The Scout electric truck would have a longer wheelbase than the electric SUV, but the core design elements would be the same. The teaser of the pickup conveys that the proposal is an off-road-ready vehicle, sporting an upright front, an extremely short front overhang, a high, flat hood, and a sleek and angular greenhouse. Vertical tail lamps, clean and smooth surfacing on the sides, circular wheel arches, and aero wheels complete the look. We’re probably seeing the concept version, but the production electric truck probably might not be far off.
From recent reports, Volkswagen Group is likely to outsource the production of the Scout electric truck to Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) or Magna International.
Release Date: 2026
SsangYong electric pickup truck
In 2021, SsangYong Motor launched the Korando e-Motion, a compact electric SUV, marking its entry into the EV segment. Chung Yong-won, the company’s court-appointed manager, had said that it will launch a mid-size electric SUV in the second half of 2023 and an electric pickup truck in the second half of 2024, as per a report The Investor published on July 6, 2022.
The SsangYong electric pickup truck could compete with the strategic (low-cost) Kia electric pickup truck, and if launched in Europe, it could be a budget alternative to the Ford Ranger EV.
On December 22, 2022, the CEO of KG Group (the new owners of SsangYong Motor), Kwak Jea-sun, stated at an event held by the Korea Automobile Journalists Association that SsangYong Motor will be renamed ‘KG Mobility.’ The move is pending shareholder approval, with the next meeting in March 2023.
Release Date: 2024
Reports say a Rivian R2 series of smaller models is in the works and it will include a pickup truck. Possibly called Rivian R2T, this model would sit on the R2 platform, which Rivian has confirmed to commercialize in 2026. “The R2 platform will unlock a massive global market expansion opportunity,” Rivian CFO Claire McDonough said during the company’s Q3 2022 earnings conference call on November 9, 2022.
According to a report MotorTrend published on June 7, 2022, Rivian R2 EVs will come in dual-motor and tri-motor variants. The compact dimensions will make them suitable for markets outside North America, including Europe. While the R1T costs USD 73,000 onwards, the R2T could be much more accessible, priced from around USD 55,000.
Release Date: 2026
Mini Hummer Electric truck
A smaller GMC Hummer EV Pickup model is under consideration, Bloomberg reported on October 20, 2022. A mid-size model, the second Hummer EV Pickup would be a logical extension, given the Hummer nameplate’s strong following, people familiar with the development said. It exists as a concept at GM’s North Hollywood Design Center and has a good likelihood of becoming a production vehicle, as per these sources.
The Hummer H3 was more popular than the H2 because it was smaller and more affordable. Similarly, the second Hummer EV Pickup could have a wider appeal than the currently available bigger and more expensive electric model. It could cost around USD 50,000 onwards and compete with the Scout electric pickup and Rivian R2T.
Release Date: 2026
Chevy Colorado Electric
GM’s second wave of electric pickup trucks may include Ford Ranger Electric rivals as well. According to a report Automotive News published on July 25, 2022, the company could launch two mid-size electric pickup trucks, including a Chevrolet Colorado Electric, in 2026, built at the upgraded Orion Assembly which makes the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV. If GM manages to price it at USD 40,000 or lower, with a 300-mile range, it could be a bigger hit than the Silverado EV in accelerating EV adoption.
Release Date: 2026
GMC Canyon Electric
The GMC Canyon Electric would be the second mid-size electric pickup truck, as per the report mentioned above. It could have the same components and nearly the same specifications as the Chevy. They differences could lay in the more upscale design, higher quality materials, more advanced comfort and connectivity features, etc.
Release Date: 2026
Toyota Hilux Electric truck
On December 14, 2022, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda unveiled the Hilux Revo BEV concept vehicle at a company anniversary event in Thailand. It is based on the eighth-generation model currently on sale in many countries (not in the U.S.), with the same general design and styling.
A closer look at the photos reveals a closed front grille, along with some slightly different badges and what looks like a charging port on the front-left fender. While this Hilux concept is a Battery Electric Vehicle, Akio Toyoda believes that BEVs are only one of the ways to achieve the world’s carbon neutrality goals, which also explains the development of the Hilux FCEV. That said, we can absolutely expect Toyota to reveal at least one greener version of the Hilux pickup truck in the next three years, that’s heading to dealers.
Release Date: By 2026
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