As Reuters reports, eight U.S. automakers including Tesla are planning to launch their electric pickup trucks by 2021. Apart from Tesla, the companies interested in electric pickups are General Motors, Lordstown Motors, Bollinger Motors, Hercules Electric Vehicles, Atlis Motor Vehicles, Rivian, and Ford.
General Motors recently went public with its timeline for electric pickups during its investor’s day. According to analysts, these companies are planning to build up to 250,000 pickups a year by 2024.
However, the sales of these trucks are not predicted to exceed 70,000 a year, as per Sam Fiorani, AutoForecast Solutions analyst. With that said, it will be interesting to see how the market for electric pickup trucks booms up in the coming years.
At the time of writing this article, Tesla’s Cybertruck hit 250,000 pre-orders, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. From this, it is evident that people are indeed interested to get their hands on the futuristic electric pickup truck offering from Tesla despite its controversial design aesthetics which may not be appealing to some. But hey, at least you can wrap it up with a cool-looking skin.
Amazon and Ford-backed Rivian is one of the significant newcomers in the electric pickup market. The company’s R1T is set to go into production next year and starts at a price of $69,000.
So, what are your thoughts on electric pickup trucks? Would you prefer them over conventional pickup trucks? Let us know in the comments.