The US loves pickup trucks. The best-selling vehicle in the US is the Ford F150 pickup truck. It has held the sales crown for 39 straight years. The top three selling pickup trucks in the Us account for 13 percent of the total US new car sales. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs), vans, and pickups makeup 72 percent of sales now, and could be over 80% by 2025.
If trucks are so hot, the question is why haven’t car companies concentrated their electrification efforts there instead of placing their development on slow-selling sedans and hatchbacks? Electric Vehicles (EVs) make up less than 2 percent of the US market—could it be that EV makers, even Tesla, are missing the boat by not building electric pickup trucks?
Well, that is about to change. The next couple of years will see a whole range of electrified pickup trucks—from established carmakers and a host of startups. Here are 11 pickup trucks we have our eyes on, and one that has already disappeared from the radar.
Kevin Clemens is a Senior Editor with Battery Technology.