Known automakers like Ford, GMC and Tesla along with start-ups Rivian, Bolinger Motors, Nikola and Lordstown Motors are prepared to enter the battleground of electric pickups sales.
Many of these trucks take advantage of other benefits of electric motors besides just the heavyweight pulling power they enable. Electric motors are also far more compact than gasoline engines and they don’t require a transmission with multiple gears freeing up lots of room for lockable storage space.
Despite some real advantages, pickup truck buyers will probably be slow, at first, to adopt the new trucks. Electric trucks can provide power for electric tools on job sites and, since they don’t burn gasoline or diesel and have fewer moving parts to maintain, they’ll be cheaper to operate. Fleet buyers, who look most closely at the cost of operation, will probably be among the first buyers.
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