T.One electric pickup truck introduced in ChinaNovember 26, 2019
Neuron EV shows its pickup.
Reuters reports that the wave of electric pickups is about to stop; by 2021, eight battery-powered pickups from Atlis, Bollinger, Ford, GM, Hercules, Rivian, Tesla and Lordstown / Workhorse will hit the market. Reuters forgot one small company called Neuron EV, founded in 2017 with headquarters in California and “subsidiaries and partners in California and the Asia-Pacific region.” Neuron first demonstrated its two most advanced prototypes at the China International Import Exhibition (CIIE) in Shanghai, a T.One pickup truck and a TORQ semi-automatic. Company officials said they chose China for their debut because it is the largest market for electric vehicles, and CIIE is the world’s largest trade show.
We know almost nothing about a private company, nor about products other than common features; Q&A in China dug up almost nothing but pattern and jargon. Neuron says it is working on creating “practical and desirable electric vehicles … that offer great value,” which would give Neuron a brevity more akin to Workhorse and Bollinger. No one would answer questions about the specifications, instead answering that “car performance is determined by usability” and “product quality is measured by ease of use, comfort, reliability, safety and sustainability”. The brand says that over the next five years “our plan is to constantly increase the depth of our authenticity, as we satisfy the basic needs in the electric car market”, and its target customers are “young professionals aged 30 to 50 … who use technology to lead a dynamic but balanced lifestyle. “Okay, then. Directly from bootcamp press release techie.
What we know is that Neuron products are built on a skateboard chassis. But, based on two canisters that span the entire width of the platform, we will say that Neuron is working on a hydrogen fuel cell transmission, but it is called a “multi-source propulsion system” with a removable backup power source. In addition, modular bodies and attachments make T.One a “all-in-one” all-in-one vehicle, from the fifth-wheel chassis cab to the wagon.
There is no physical control in the cabin, all inputs are processed through various screens around the driver. Ames-looking chairs are a sumptuous touch that we don’t expect in a truck. We cannot say which part of the interior is volatile after a fait accompli; for example, one diagram of the cockpit shows the driver’s seat mounted in the center, with two captain’s chairs behind, in the other two captain’s chairs in the front row and a bench in the back, and in the other three rows of captain’s chairs.
At least on paper, everything looks good. Next month, Neuron pickups and convenience foods will be on display at Hongqiao Import Commodity, and then we’ll wait while they walk past America to take a closer look and get more accurate answers.
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