By 2021-2023, an array of electric trucks is expected to hit the road, each offering a different price point, payload capacity and towing capability.
One truck is designed for off-roading, another appears to be a futuristic armored vehicle, and a third could just be an enormous beast that you can stomp on and breathe fire.
1. Tesla Cybertruck
No matter the task at hand, electric trucks have got you covered. The Tesla Cybertruck is one of the best in this class and boasts an array of features that make it a truly capable hauler.
The Cybertruck features an innovative exoskeleton design made of ultra-durable stainless steel. This steel is cold rolled 30 times for increased strength and durability.
It also boasts a self-leveling feature to make driving on rough terrain easier. An X-shaped subframe offers more suspension travel than other designs, while being reinforced with a secondary shear plane for added strength.
The truck also features a slide-out tailgate to load four-wheelers or motorcycles. With its 6.4 foot cargo bed, you get 100 cubic feet of storage and seating for up to six people comfortably.
2. GMC Hummer EV
The GMC Hummer EV is the most powerful electric truck available. Powered by General Motors’ Ultium platform, its three electric motors produce 830 horsepower (1,000 on the pickup) and 11,500 pounds of torque.
It also boasts an immense battery that’s almost twice the size of most other electric trucks on the market, a 0-60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds, four removable transparent roof panels, and the capacity to scale objects up to 18 inches tall. All that power and technology may make driving this electric truck seem intimidating at first glance but it proves surprisingly smooth and responsive once in motion.
This interior boasts a variety of futuristic touches, like lunar-themed coloring and thoughtful material choices. Additionally, it boasts the latest connected car technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring as well as a subscription-based 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The infotainment system features a 13.4-inch touchscreen integrated with Bose Centerpoint surround-sound audio system which produces realistic ICE sounds that correlate to the truck’s torque and speed so drivers feel more immersed in their vehicle’s performance.
3. Chevy Silverado EV
Chevrolet’s Silverado EV is one of the top electric truck options, as it’s cost-effective and can tow more weight than its gas-powered counterpart. Plus, it boasts plenty of high-tech features and an innovative design that make it user friendly for both consumers and fleets alike.
The Silverado EV, powered by two electric motors in its RST First Edition trim, can accelerate from 0 mph to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds. It also boasts 24-inch wheels, four-wheel steering, adaptive air suspension and Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system.
It uses the same Ultium battery technology used by General Motors’ other electric vehicles, offering an impressive 400 mile range. Furthermore, its speedy recharge capability makes it perfect for road trips.
Interiorly, the Silverado EV offers more cargo capacity than its internal combustion-powered counterpart due to a Multi-Flex Midgate that expands the bed from 5 feet, 11 inches to 10 feet, 10 inches. Plus, you can fold down and store away for additional storage when not in use.
4. Tesla TRX
The Tesla TRX electric truck is one of the best on the market despite being quite pricey. It offers luxury features like a large touchscreen, gullwing doors and an exclusive roofline.
It also boasts an array of safety features, like regenerative braking that simulates traditional driving with just one pedal. This makes it a great SUV to maneuver through city traffic with ease.
However, its regenerative braking isn’t ideal in curves or three-point turns and it can be challenging to control during a U-turn.
Aside from that, driving in the rain is never fun.
Elon Musk recently decided to test out an electric truck against his own new model, testing out a Ram 1500 TRX against its electric counterpart. This footage was captured by drone flying over the automaker’s test track.