Today is the first day of today's long-awaited battle in electric vehicles.
Which drivers from Ford () - GM () -, Rivian () - and Tesla () will triumph?
Even if some models - the electric Chevrolet Silverado and the Tesla Cybertruck - have not entered production, the favorite is unclear. We'll have to wait for another year as all of the EV trucks compete.
The Ford Lightning has remained valid for buyers, but reservations have been postponed due to high demand. The Hummer EV Edition 1 and R1T Launch Edition are no longer available.
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Ford's F-150 is a significant bet. If the old vehicle manufacturer does not say so, its motivations in electrification are based on this vehicle.
If Ford fails to convince consumers that an electric car is as effective and versatile as a gasoline-powered one, it may say goodbye to a leading role in electrification.
The F-150 has dominated vehicle sales in the United States for over 40 years. It is simply the country's most popular vehicle. Its electric version, the F-150 Lightning, must at least replicate that success.
Ford has mixed technological advancements, but has emphasized utility and functionality, which truck owners prefer rather than technology. The F-150 and the F-150 Lightning are generally not that different.
One point that will surprise the Lightning owners: The vehicle has a large frunk a front trunk near the engine that is used in the classic F-150.
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The Lightning accelerates zero to 60 mph in the mid-4 seconds. The vehicle's range is 230 to 320 miles on a battery charge depending on the configuration. Payload capacity is up to 2,000 pounds, and towing is up to 10,000 pounds. The Lightning comes in two versions, including a standard and extended range. Lariat and Platinum are also available.
Lightning Pro SR, a F-150, has a range of 300 km.
Only the F-150 Lightning Pro ER (320 miles) is operating.
F-150 Lightning XLT SR (230 miles)
ER for the F-150 Lightning XLT (320 km)
The F-150 Lightning Lariat SR (230 miles)
The F-150 Lightning Lariat ER (320 km)
Lightning Platinum (300 km) from the F-150
In over 40 minutes, you may recharge the battery from 15% to 80%.
Ford The pickup market knows well that buyers aren't prepared to go wrong before buying a mostly utility vehicle. The standard model starts at $39,970 before government credits. That's more expensive than the 2021 F-150, which starts at $29,940. And the Platinum starts at $92,669.
Rivian's pickup, R1T, is a connected automobile, with a slew of technological advancements.
"Every time you get to the bed, the front trunk, the rear storage bin, under-seat compartments, the center console, and the gear tunnel, there's a total of 62 cubic feet of storage, according to the company.
"Your mobile app, vehicle, and charging capabilities connect seamlessly behind the scenes via cellular or Bluetooth to assist you get wherever you are going, safely and fully charged," the company said.
It has eight modes: four for the road and four for the end. Drivers can adjust ride height, suspension, pedal response, all-wheel drive, and more to ensure maximum comfort, efficiency, and performance.
R1T has an all-glass panoramic roof and a touchscreen for entertainment. In terms of capabilities, the R1T is all-wheel drive. It can speed zero to 60 mph in three seconds and has a towing capacity of up to 11,000 pounds, while its wading depth is more than three feet.
The R1T comes in three versions: Launch Edition, Adventure, and Explore.
The launch edition, which starts at $85,000, is no longer available. The R1T Adventure has a base price of $73,000, while the R1T Explore starts at $67,500.
Silverado, Chevrolet EV
The electric Chevy Silverado will be available in fall 2023. However, GM has already invested heavily in this vehicle, which might be able to offer an EV in almost all market segments, from sedan (Bolt) to pickup via SUV (Cadillac Lyriq). This would be a significant asset to attract a growing audience.
Here's all we know so far: The electric Silverado will be able to travel up to 400 miles on a single charge. The battery capacity was not disclosed.
The RST First Edition version, which will be model year 2024, has power and torque of 660 horsepower and 780 pounds. It can withstand a load of up to 10,000 pounds and its box can accommodate a load of 1,300 pounds. Chevrolet plans to debut with a version capable of towing up to 20,000 pounds. There's also a frunk.
The EV Silverado, which is made of glass, will be equipped with four-wheel driving.
The base electric Chevrolet Silverado, the WT, will start at $39,900, but it does not include the destination, which is $1,695 for the current non-electric Silverado.
According to GM, deliveries of the standard configuration will not begin until summer 2024. The other variations' starting base price is $50,000 without destination.
GMC's EV Hummer
The 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1, which has long been reserved, is enormously equipped, out just offering an extreme off-road package.
Three electric motors are capable of producing up to 1,000 horsepower, enough to accelerate from 0 to 40 mph in just three seconds.
The Hummer, which is capable of up to 3,500 miles, has a huge hitch, with its payload of 1,300 pounds.
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The Hummer EV is initially available in a top-of-the-line $110,295 model, Edition 1, but GM intends to offer three cheaper versions: $80,000 (Hummer EV2), $90,000 (Hummer EV2X) and $100,000 (Hummer EV3X).
The Hummer EV2 will be available in spring 2024, the Hummer EV2X in spring 2023, and the Hummer EV3X in this autumn.
The GMC EV Hummer pickup has certainly been in the high-end category, according to GM.
Cybertruck, powered by Tesla, is getting ready for its next Tesla release.
Elon Musk and Tesla have chosen to bet on technology. The Cybertruck thus has a futuristic design. Its detractors will even say that the Cybertruck does not look like a truck at all. TheStreet recently wrote about the Cybertruck. Here's a visual preview of it.
Tesla promises that the Cybertruck will have a total of 500 miles of electric power and a maximum tow rating of 14,000 pounds.
The base price for a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive Tesla Cybertruck is $39,900, not including destination charges. The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version starts at $49,900, and the tri-motor, all-wheel-drive version is $69,900. Tesla will start producing it in 2023 in its new factory in Austin, California.