The Future of the All Electric Truck
What if we could get a taste of the future without waiting?
Tesla made a major splash when the company unveiled plans for its Cybertruck. And while not everyone loved the aesthetic, it was impressive to see the future of trucks in front of us.
But when it comes to an all-electric truck, the future is closer than you think. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about electric trucks!
Electric Trucks Are Already Here
The average driver may not have thought about owning an all-electric truck until they saw Tesla’s Cybertruck. Unfortunately, that truck has been delayed, and we won’t see any of them on the road until 2023 at the earliest.
But Tesla is not the only game in town. There are certain electric trucks being delivered now, including the 2022 Rivian R1T (which has its own kitchen as an option) and the 2022 GMC Hummer EV (complete with an impressive 329-mile range).
As more of these electric vehicles join the regular commute, it will help normalize electric trucks and increase demand from consumers.
Gas Prices and Electric Vehicles
Historically, one of the “downsides” to electric trucks has been the high cost. For example, the GMC Hummer EV may have an impressive range, but its cheapest version still costs $79,995.
However, the rising costs of gasoline may drive more people toward electric vehicles. Just think: if a truck driver has a 20-gallon tank and fills up once a week at $4 a gallon, then he is spending $320 a month just to drive around. Once more consumers realize how much an electric truck will save them each week, we are going to see more drivers embracing these vehicles.
A New Kind of Hybrid
We often think of cars as either gas, electric, or hybrid. But there is a chance that a new kind of hybrid may change how we design and drive these vehicles.
The company Hyliion is working on a new solution for commercial trucks. It has developed a Hypertruck ERX range extender that uses compressed natural gas to run generators that charge electric batteries.
The final result helps with reducing emissions while extending the range. And while time will tell if this becomes the standard over fully electric (Hyliion thinks this will be the case), it’s exciting to see the many possibilities for electric vehicle design.
The Future Is Electric
We may still be waiting to see the Cybertruck in action. But while we wait, there are plenty of other electric trucks hitting the market this year!
For example, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is coming out this year. Its battery can be a power source for your house if the power goes out, and this zippy vehicle can go from zero to 60 in only 4.4 seconds. Talk about “lightning!”
This year should also see the release of the 2022 Lordstown Endurance. And this truck is well-named: with its 600 horsepower and 250-mile range, this truck will help you “endure” whatever the road throws at you.
Your Next Move
Now you know what the future of the all-electric truck looks like. But do you know how to stay up to date on this exciting technology?
Here at Mayco International, we specialize in all things cars. To learn more about electric trucks and so much more, simply contact us today!