- Up to nine manufacturers may offer EV pickups by mid-decade
- Full-size pickups currently generate about 2.5 million sales annually
- Who will embrace battery-powered trucks?
It took Tesla
barely 72 hours to capture 200,000 advance reservations for its new Cybertruck, or so it claims, about four times what it expects to be its annual production volume. Whether those $100 deposits translate into sales remains to be seen. Another factor to consider is competition the new pickup will face when bows in two years.
At least seven automakers – including established manufacturers Ford
and General Motors
, as well as startups like Rivian and Bollinger – also have announced plans to offer electric pickups. Others makes hint they could follow.
Traditional domestics to take on Tesla Cybertruck
Ford has already teased what’s coming. It released a video showing a prototype hauling 10 double-decker railcars and 42