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These electric pickups – all due by 2022 – promise to boost the electric pickup market.
Pickups are a uniquely American love affair. But whether the hardcore pickup crowd will extend this love to electrified pickups remains to be seen.
If electric pickups can make an impact, however, it will most likely be the Tesla Cybertruck and Ford F-150 Lightning.
The cybertruck because it’s a Tesla. Add a radical wedge design to the mix and you get over a million pre-orders according to a very unofficial tally. The F-150 because it’s an F-150. The most popular vehicle in America for over 40 years.
Another likely favorite will be the once gasoline-guzzling Hummer brand, revived as the GMC Hummer EV.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular features for the Cybertruck, F-150, and Hummer EV.
Tesla Cybertruck versus Ford F-150 Lightning versus GMC Hummer EV.
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* 0-60 for F-150 Electric is likely similar to Cybertruck.
** Fast, also known as fast charging: Cybertruck: Tesla V3 250 Killowat Compressors / F-150: DC fast charging (150 kilowatts) / Hummer: 800V DC fast charging on the Hummer pickup.
Note that manufacturers tend to exaggerate the loading times. That said, GM claims that fast charging for the Hummer EV can be up to 100 miles in 10 minutes. Ford claims even faster times. A Model 3 Long Range “operated at peak efficiency can recover up to 120 kilometers of charge in 5 minutes and charge at speeds of up to 1,000 miles per hour,” Tesla said.
*** A future Hummer EV SUV Edition 2, 2x and 3x will start at $ 79,995, $ 89,995 and $ 99,995, respectively, according to GM.
Ford’s “Intelligent Backup Power” system will serve as the backup battery. It can provide full power at home for up to three days when fully charged. In addition, a total of 11 on-board sockets (ten 120 V, one 240 V) will turn the truck into a power source on remote construction sites.
Ford F-150 lighting.
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