It turns out that the Rivian R1T is not the first electric pickup

It turns out that the Rivian R1T is not the first electric pickup

February 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Believe it or not, electric pickups are not new. In fact, some large automakers have already offered similar vehicles before, and not much before.

After the American company Rivian unveiled its all-electric pickup R1T at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the automotive community turned its attention to electric trucks.

Now all the hype around US electric cars seems to be centered around trucks and there are good reasons.

The pickup segment is now very “hot”, mainly due to low gas fuel prices. The usefulness of these types of vehicles is widely appreciated by motorists around the world.

In addition, the American concern General Motor and the Ford company joined the idea of ​​creating all-electric pickups, and it became clear that this particular segment would expect rather rapid growth in the near future. It turns out that these guys presented similar models a few years ago. Ford Ranger EV was produced from 1998 to 2002. A Chevrolet S-10 Electric was shown in 1998. Electric car was offered for public utilities services.

As you will see in this video, electric trucks have been around for a long, long time. I must say that among them there are some very interesting specimens, take at least Atlis XT, the photo of which is given below. This truck shows that pickups with an electric power plant lose more in range and its capacity.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the three-wheeled electric car from Arcimoto was estimated at almost 20 thousand dollars.