The automotive industry around the world is witnessing a paradigm shift – from traditional fossil fuel-based vehicles to electric-operated ones. And this is being noticed across vehicle types. Rising environmental pollution and gradual depletion of fossil fuel resources are the main reasons why car manufacturers are being forced to innovate and build cars that run on electric power.
This trend is being seen even in the domain of pickup trucks. Normally these vehicles have been gasoline guzzlers. But continuous innovation has resulted in several electric truck variants hitting the market. The governments of most countries are also providing different types of incentives to further encourage the manufacturing of such vehicles.
The Global Scenario
In 2019, the global electric truck market industry was valued at almost $1.5 billion – source. Industry experts predict that this sector is slated to grow at a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 40% till 2027. Increasing demand from the logistics sector, strict pressure to comply with zero-emission norms and enhanced investments from vehicle manufacturers are set to drive this growth.
The Electric Vehicle Industry in the US
In 2019, the electric truck industry in the US stood at a valuation of more than $211 million. Till 2030, the industry is slated to grow at a highly impressive 51% CAGR. As the operational and maintenance costs of these vehicles keep coming down, more and more customers are getting interested to buy these vehicles.
Light Duty Trucks (LDTs) will hold the lion’s share in the market. Most of these trucks would ply in the 0-150 miles distance segment. Many big organizations, e.g. Amazon, have placed huge orders for electric trucks to serve their delivery purposes. This will give a big thrust to more manufacturing of such vehicles.
Key Players in the Market
There are several manufacturers of repute in the US electric truck market. Most of them have come up with high-end models after years of research and development. Increasing demands from the logistics sector are set to provide a thrust to their efforts at further improving the vehicle quality.
List of 10 Best Electric Trucks Manufacturer
Coming from the torchbearers of electric vehicles, the Tesla Cybertruck comes with an eye-popping futuristic look. Covering up to 500 miles with every single charging, it reaches up to 60 kmph in less than 3 seconds. The stainless steel body assures toughness, and the tailgate doubles up as the loading ramp upon extension. Other technological innovations include AI-enabled automated driving and touchscreen entertainment for drivers’ relaxation. It can tow up to 14,000 FT-LB. This model is set to continue creating waves in the industry.
At a price tag of $125,000, the Bollinger B2 is set to be among the most expensive of the electric trucks. It comes with super-advanced features like hydropneumatic suspension and geared axle hubs. It has the ability to carry extra-long objects comfortably in its tailgate. The vehicle has a ground clearance of 2o inches, making it negotiate bumpy roads without jerks. The 614 hp engine and almost 670-pound feet torque make this powerful beauty notch up 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. The range of the vehicle is approximately 200 miles at one full recharge, powered by a 120 kWh battery.
With a promised range of more than 400 miles, the Rivian R1T is sure to become the apple of the eye for environmentally-conscious truckers. A super-powerful 750 hp engine would ensure a speed of 60 kmph in just 3 seconds. The Rivian R1T will have a towage capacity of up to 11,000 pounds. Excellent interior planning ensures a comfortable bed inside the cabin right under the hood, huge display screens, and a lot of wood and leather finishing. The compact structure and the futuristic front design make this beauty irresistible.
The 600 hp-powered engine will provide the vehicle with substantial thrust and it will comfortably tow in excess of 7,500 pounds. The Endurance will have a 250-mile range, powered by a 109 kWh battery. There are 4 hub electric motors and the truck will notch up a comfortable yet fast pickup. The truck will reach up to a speed of 80 mph.
Ford All-Electric F-150
The legendary Ford Motor Company is set to enter the new age with its All-Electric F-150. The prototype pulled off a jaw-dropping feat of hauling more than 1.2 million pounds. The super-sturdy design – a hallmark of Ford – coupled with next-gen technology to ensure speed, comfort, and smoothness, bring that much-needed edge to the All-Electric F-150. This truck is set to establish new standards in the technology of electric trucks.
Chevrolet Electric Pickup
Another vintage automobile giant is on its way to launch its electric pickup that is set to take the segment by storm. With 200 kWh power, the vehicle will comfortably cover 450 miles. It will also carry the signature Chevrolet features like exotic looks and robust body structure.
GMC Hummer EV SUT
The legendary Hummer is back, but this time in an electronic avatar. A massive 1,000 hp engine power and an eye-popping 11,500 pound-feet torque make this beast capable of carrying immense loads. The 35-inch tires make the drive on any surface extremely comfortable and jerk-free. The skid plates add an extra layer of security, and there’s a special technology that enables the vehicle to move diagonally.
The new-gen Atlis XT is another welcome addition to the family of electric trucks in the US market. The electric hub motor system comes equipped with a 4WD. It also has a 4-wheel independent suspension and can comfortably cover more than a million miles all through its functional life. In just 5 seconds, it can notch up 60 mph and can reach up to a top speed of an impressive 120 miles per hour. A single charge can propel the vehicle up to 500 miles. All these features are set to make the Atlis XT among the most chosen ones in its segment.
BYD, the largest manufacturer of electric vehicles in the world, has brought out an impressive electric truck – diversifying into this domain from its more well-known division that is into electric buses. The Class 8 model from BYD has a battery that can charge itself in anything between 2 and 14 hours. It can cover 125 miles with a single charge and has a top speed of 65 mph. the sturdy build ensures a high towage capacity – coupled with spacious and comfortable interiors.
Volvo VNR Electric
Available in 3 variants, the VNR Electric is the latest offering from the global automobile major Volvo. Assembled in Virginia, USA, the truck can cover up to 150 miles on a single charge while maintaining a comfortable top cruise speed of 65 mph on the highway. The truck will also be equipped with all the legendary technology and safety features of every Volvo vehicle – making the VNR a coveted electric pickup truck in the demanding US market.