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Electric Truck Manufacturers – Complete List

In 2018 the top 3 pickup truck manufacturers sold a combined 2 million trucks in the US according to this report on vehicles sales. With such a large slice of the new vehicle sale pie, it’s no wonder electric truck manufacturers are popping up and hoping to join the party. Ford’s F-series of trucks, American’s perennial best selling vehicle, sold over 230,000 vehicles in the second quarter of 2019 alone; and they carried an average price of $47,500. Those numbers don’t include heavy duty trucks. By some accounts, nearly 1 million heavy trucks were sold in 2018 alone. The What Battery electric vehicles, or BEVs, are fully electric vehicles powered by batteries, usually lithium-ion. Fans of EVs love their quiet power and lack of gasoline. When done right, a BEV can al...

Watch this Rivian Electric Truck Pull a Tank Turn

Rivian is a crazy sort of thing. The electric truck the company keeps promising feels like vaporware, but there are so many big names– and so much freakin’ money involved!– that, like, it seems like it’s going to happen. Maybe. So, as with all things electric and start-up-y, take the video you’re about to see with a grain of salt. Like, an “it may not even be a thing that was by by Rivian” sized grain of salt. That said, it’s pretty freakin’ amazing. The video shows a Rivian R1T spinning in place like a tank or a track hoe. Tanks pull this trick off by spinning their left track one way and their right track the other. Presumably, the Rivian is doing the same thing using its in-wheel electric motors. “Rivian trademarked terms ̵...

309,000 Electric Trucks Expected to Hit the Road by 2023

Companies like Volvo, Tesla, and Navistar are pushing hard to develop commercial-grade electric trucks, but it’s hard to imagine how electric trucks– which still require more downtime for recharging than ICE-powered trucks do for refueling– might be a profitable choice for fleet operators. Despite that, a recent report from research firm, TechNavio, concluded that the global electric truck market would grow to more than 309,000 fully electric and hybrid electric trucks by 2023. Their reasoning is based on one thing: cheap batteries. “The continuously reducing battery prices are expected to boost electric truck demand in the forthcoming years,” reads a sample of the report, distributed by TechNavio. “The battery cost is decreasing continuously owing to th...