Electric pickups are on the way, promising everything from bulletproofing to drinking fountains

[July 9, 2020: Business Insider]



  • Electric pickup trucks are expected to flood the car market over the next couple of years, and many of them promise to pack cool and useful features.

  • Tesla claims its Cybertruck will be bulletproof, Rivian has showed off an innovative "gear tunnel" cargo area in its R1T, and Nikola Motors says its Badger will have a drinking fountain.

  • Buyers of the Bollinger B2 will be able to remove doors and windows, and carry cargo that's up to 16 feet long.

If all goes according to plan, we should see a slew of new electric pickup trucks hit the market over the next few years. Established makes like Ford, General Motors, and Tesla — along with upstarts like Rivian, Nikola, and Bollinger — are all racing to introduce battery-powered options to the hugely popular vehicle segment, and they're trying their best to one-up each other in the process.


From what we know so far, many of these forthcoming EV trucks share some key qualities. With exceptions, they generally claim to pack tons of horsepower, supercar-like acceleration, and a great deal of utility into a sleek, futuristic package... MORE




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