The long-awaited battle in electric vehicles has begun.
Which among Ford (F) - Get Ford Motor Company Report, General Motors (GM) - Get General Motors Company Report, Rivian (RIVN) - Get Rivian Automotive, Inc. Class A Reportand Tesla (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Reportwill emerge triumphant?
The favorite is unclear as competitors all have their advantages and disadvantages. Even if some models - the electric Chevrolet Silverado and the Tesla Cybertruck - have not entered production, it''s unlikely that all of them will compete for the first time. We''ll have to wait until another year to see all EV trucks compete.
Except for the Ford Lightning, buyers may right now reserve these vehicles, which has been suspended because to a high demand. The Hummer EV Edition 1 and R1T Launch Edition are no longer available.
Ford''s biggest bet is the F-150. If the legacy car manufacturer does not say so, its selection goals are based on this vehicle.
If Ford fails to convince consumers that an electric pickup is as efficient and versatile as a gasoline-powered pickup, it may say goodbye to a key component in electrification.
The F-150 has driven vehicle sales in the United States for over 40 years. It is just the country''s most popular automobile. The F-150 Lightning must at least refute that promise.
On April 26, Ford began the production of the F-150 Lightning.
Ford has argued that technology advances are mixed, but that it should place on utility and functionality, which truck owners prefer most often. The F-150 and the F-150 Lightning are generally not that different.
One thing that will surprise Lightning owners is that the vehicle has a large frunk -- a front trunk -- where the engine is in the classic F-150.
Ford is a company that is not yet licensed.
The Lightning accelerates zero to 60 mph in the mid-4 seconds. Based on the battery charge, the vehicle''s range is 230 to 320 miles. The vehicle''s capacity is up to 2,000 pounds, and the towing capacity is up to 10,000 pounds. The Lightning comes in two configurations, including a standard and extended range. Lariat and Platinum are also available.
The F-150 Lightning Pro SR (range 300 miles)
Only the F-150 Lightning Pro ER (320 miles) Fleet
SR (230 miles) for the F-150 Lightning XLT
F-150 Lightning XLT ER (320 miles)
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The F-150 Lightning Lariat SR (230 miles)
ER for the F-150 Lightning Lariat (320 miles)
Lightning Platinum (300 miles) from the F-150
In about 40 minutes, you may recharge the battery from 15% to 80%.
Ford prides itself in its pricing. The group also knows that pickup purchasers are not ready to go wrong to purchase a mostly utility vehicle. The standard model starts at $39,970 before government credits. That''s more costly than the 2021 F-150, which starts at $29,940. And the Platinum starts at $92,669.
Rivian''s pickup, R1T, is a connected car, with a broad spectrum of technological advancements.
"Over 62 cubic feet of storage are provided for every use, including the bed, front trunk, rear storage bin, under-seat compartments, center console, and gear tunnel."
Rivian is a skeptic.
"Your mobile app, vehicle, and charging capabilities can communicate seamlessly behind the scenes via cellular or Bluetooth, making sure that wherever you go, you''re safely and fully charged," the company says.
It has eight road modes: four for the road and four for when it finishes. Drivers can adjust ride height, suspension, pedal response, all-wheel drive, and more to ensure maximum comfort, efficiency, and performance.
The R1T is all-wheel drive, with a zoom rate of 0 to 60 mph in seconds and a towing capacity of up to 11,000 pounds, while its wading depth is more than three feet. Rivian claims that the R1T is all-wheel drive.
The R1T comes in three phases: Launch Edition, Adventure, and Explore.
The launch version, 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.
Chevrolet EV Silverado
The electric Chevy Silverado will be available in fall 2023. GM has already tried to increase interest in the vehicle, which might enable CEO Mary Barra''s group to offer an electric vehicle in almost all market segments, from sedan (Bolt) to pickup via SUV (Cadillac Lyriq). This would be a massive asset to attract a large clientele.
Here''s what we have learned so far: The electric Silverado will be capable of traveling 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 respectively 660 horsepower and 780 pounds. Chevrolet plans to land with a version capable of carrying up to 20,000 pounds. There''s also a frunk.
The EV Silverado has a glass roof and is expected to have four-wheel steering capabilities.
The price of the base electric Chevrolet Silverado, the WT, will start at $39,900, but it doesn''t include the destination, which is $1,695 for the current non-electric Silverado.
According to GM, deliveries of the standard configuration will not begin before summer 2024. The other variations'' starting base price is $50,000 without destination.
GMC EV Hummer
The 2022 Hummer EV Edition 1, which has long been reserved, is massively equipped, in addition to offering an extreme off-road package.
Three electric motors have a capacity of up to 1,000 horsepower, enough to accelerate from 0 to 40 mph in just three seconds.
The Hummer, which forms almost exclusively in half, is a monster as much by its physical force as its abilities. The range ranges between 329 miles, with a 7,500-pound towing capacity and a payload of 1,300 pounds.
The Hummer EV is initially available in a top-of-the-line $110,295 model, Edition 1, but GM intends to offer three cheaper models: $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.
Tesla is the latest in a row.
Tesla has promised that the Cybertruck will have an electric range of up to 500 miles and a maximum tow rating of 14,000 pounds.
The base price for a single-motor, front-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 begin producing it in 2023 in its new factory in Austin.