Every Electric Truck Coming by 2024
The truck market is in for a real shakeup as electrified models promising tremendous power, novel features, and respectable range arrive on the scene.
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Americans bought nearly 3 million pickup trucks last year, only a handful of which used battery-powered motors instead of internal-combustion engines. The electrification onslaught starts in earnest this spring, when the Lightning version of Ford’s ever-popular F-150 arrives in showrooms. Here’s a look at what electric trucks you can expect to see in showrooms and on the road in the next few years if all goes to plan.
2023 Canoo Pickup
Advertised arrival: as early as 2023
With its rounded front end, the Canoo Pickup looks more like three-quarters of a Volkswagen Bus than a conventional truck. Buyers can extend the bed from six feet to eight, should they need extra hauling capacity. Automotive startup Canoo is targeting at least 200 miles of range and more than 500 horsepower.
2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
Advertised arrival: fall 2023
The full-size Silverado EV lineup entices with four-wheel steering, a claimed 60-mph time of less than 4.5 seconds, plus an estimated driving range of 400 miles between charges. Initially, Chevy will offer two models: the 510-horsepower WT, starting at $41,595, and the fully loaded $106,695 RST First Edition, which produces 664 horses and can tow up to 10,000 pounds. Additional trim levels, including an off-road-oriented Trail Boss model, will eventually fill in that big pricing gap, with some capable of tugging 20,000 pounds from the hitch.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Advertised arrival: spring 2022
Ford’s first electric truck shares its name and basic shape with gas and diesel versions of its half-ton truck, but up front, you’ll find a weathertight luggage space instead of an internal-combustion engine. The vehicle’s compact electric motors and battery pack hide low in the chassis and provide all-wheel drive, between 426 and 563 horsepower, and an estimated range of 230 to 300 miles, depending on the configuration. Properly equipped, the F-150 Lightning can tow up to 10,000 pounds. Ford already has some 200,000 reservations for the truck, and when it hits dealers this spring, the $41,669 base model will be the least expensive EV pickup on the market, coming in under the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian RT1.
2022 GMC Hummer EV
On sale now
The name “Hummer” has long brought to mind gas-guzzling, military-inspired bruisers. But GMC’s Hummer reincarnation aims to be eco-friendly without sacrificing its image as a brash fashion statement. The Edition 1—the top model and the only one currently in production—makes 1,000 horsepower from three electric motors and sees 329 miles of range, thanks to its enormous battery pack. It can tow 7,500 pounds and starts at $110,295. Over the next couple of years, the Hummer EV lineup will expand to include less costly versions of the pickup (think $80,000 and up) as well as a 20-inch-shorter SUV companion.
2024 GMC Sierra EV
Advertised arrival: TBA
GMC has announced it’ll make an electric Sierra but has yet to unveil it. We know that the truck will be available in upscale Denali trim first and that GMC will build it alongside the Hummer EV, with which the Sierra will share its electric-motor and battery tech.
2024 Ram 1500 EV
Advertised arrival: 2024
Ram claims its half-ton electric truck will have as much as 500 miles of range, which, if true, would put it ahead of the Silverado EV and F-150 Lightning. The brand has supplied one vague rendering of the truck hinting at a sleek, rounded silhouette rather than conventional, upright lines.
2022 Rivian R1T
On sale now
This may come as a surprise: The first modern electric truck to hit the U.S. market didn’t come from Tesla, it came from a California-based EV startup named Rivian. Backed in part by Ford and Amazon, this company may not be a household name, but its R1T pickup aims to change that. The curvy truck starts at $68,645, can tow as much as 11,000 pounds, and offers a 314-mile range. Moreover, the R1T’s nearly 15 inches of ground clearance enables it to lumber over big rocks, while the waterproof electrical bits allow owners to dunk it into three feet of water. Rivan also offers a roof-top tent and a camp kitchen as factory options. Taking a page out of Tesla’s book, Rivian doesn’t have physical dealerships with in-stock inventory, so if you want an R1T, you’ll have to place your order online.
2023 Tesla Cybertruck
Advertised arrival: possibly 2023
The ultra-angular Cybertruck looks more like something out of a movie set in a dystopian future than it does a pickup you might see parked in front of a big-box store. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the final production model will stay true to the prototype, which Tesla unveiled to considerable enthusiasm back in late 2019, although some news outlets have reported tweaks to the design. Musk also said that the Cybertruck would come in single-, dual-, and tri-motor iterations offering between 250 and 500 miles of range, with the cheapest model starting just under $40,000. But Tesla isn’t exactly known for sticking to its plans. In fact, it recently removed this information from its order site and has delayed its production timeline twice.