The Cybertruck was the first truck announced to the general public. Tesla is one of the world’s largest producers of electric vehicles, so naturally, it was the first to show off an EV pickup truck concept: the Tesla Cybertruck. The Cybertruck has been pushed backwards three different times. Consumers are more skeptical of the electric truck’s arrival after the company’s stock crash. Getting to market ahead of competitors could be a huge advantage for Tesla. Here’s every electric pickup the Cybertruck has to compete with because it’s not there yet.
The Rivian R1T is America’s first electric pickup truck
Rivian started making noise in the auto scene when it secured investment from Ford Motor Company. The electric automaker has created one of the most influential electric pickup trucks on the market. The Rivian R1T Launch Edition is the first mass-produced all-electric pickup truck in the United States, and expectations were set high.
It uses a four-motor powertrain system to produce 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque. The electric truck is a surprisingly fast powerhouse. It can go from 0-60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.
The R1T Adventure is the most affordable R1T model since the outgoing R1T Explore. Pricing for the 2023 Rivian R1T Adventure starts at $73,000. So, if Tesla wants to compete with the Rivian R1T, it better produce an affordable electric pickup truck. Experts estimate the Cybertruck will start at around $40,000, but the automaker is known for its choppy pricing.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is the most popular electric pickup truck
There’s a ridiculous amount of Cybertruck pre-orders out there, but how many consumers will actually follow through to buy a Tesla Cybertruck once it’s finally available? About 200,000 pre-orders have been accumulated, and as far as we know, most of those pre-orders have become sales as Blue Oval delivers electric vans.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is the second electric pickup truck available to the American public. It’s far more popular than the R1T due to its lower starting price and connection to America’s favorite truck: the Ford F-150. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning is significantly more expensive than the first year’s model, but it’s still the electric truck to beat.
The Chevy Silverado EV competes with the Ford F-150 Lightning
General Motors is determined to become a major player in electric vehicles. CEO Mary Barra believes the Chevrolet Silverado EV will be the best electric pickup truck option on the market once it arrives. The Silverado EV RST’s ultimate trim performance specification certainly boosts CEO confidence.
It will compete directly with the Ford F-150 Lightning. It is expected to start in the same price range. Chevy will offer several different trims. From the affordable WT (Work Truck) to the RST (Rally Sport Truck). As the gas-powered Silverado is the top three selling full-size pickup truck, the Tesla Cybertruck will rival it to challenge the Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Ram Revolt of 1500 was delayed for the party, but its entrance was great
It’s no secret that Ram Stellantis is late to the electric car party. Ram is best known for its full-size pickup truck, the Ram 1500, so consumers assumed an electric Ram 1500 EV was on the way.
He is, as his name suggests, an absolute game-changer. It’s a sign that Ram is embracing the electric future in the best way possible. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV offers amazing features that make it hard to beat when it arrives. With the Ram 1500 often the Ford F-150’s fiercest competitor, car enthusiasts can expect the electric pickup to quickly climb to greatness.
The Hummer EV is the fiercest Hummer yet
The Hummer nameplate is legendary because of how unique the car is. General Motors is now entitled to produce the Hummer, and the latest version is the coolest version yet. The Hummer EV will be available as a pickup truck and an SUV.
The cool new electric vehicle starts at a whopping $108,700, but Hummer saves the ponies to justify its high price tag. It produces 1,000 horsepower thanks to three electric motors. The Hummer EV is just as fast as the launch version, the Rivian R1T. It claims it can go from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds in Watts to Freedom launch control mode. The ultimate Tesla Cybertruck will rival the powerhouse of General Motors.
The electric pickup truck scene is heating up quickly. Will the Tesla Cybertruck still turn heads once it finally arrives?