Towards 2020 every segment of automobiles is focused on being electric. Electric pickup vehicles have become a thing now. Pickup vehicles are sought after in the market due to their utility. Be it for personal uses or commercial, pickup trucks have got high end utility. Electrifying this segment is now going to transfer the monopoly from the best selling pickup makers already, to the electric vehicles’ market mainly owing to the higher performance. Yes, you heard that right. These three upcoming electric pickup vehicles that we are comparing here seems like real promising candidates against any ICE pickups or cars in general.
Let’s see how these three titans stack up against each other.
Performance – Performance wise the Cybertruck from Tesla supposedly stands first. The Cybertruck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (98 kmph) in 2.9 seconds. Also since it runs on a tri motor, we could logically conclude that the Cybertruck could probably beat the Model S’s performance which itself is a big deal. So anywhere around 800 hp would be a safe guess for the Cybertruck.
Then comes the Rivian R1T which comes with 750 hp and 829 lb-ft (1129 Nm) of torque. Rivian is capable of an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (98 kmph) in approximately 3 seconds.
And at last position in terms of performance, we have the Bollinger B2 which has got the most humble, but decent numbers. With a 614 hp and a torque of 668 lb-ft (905 Nm) the B2 has got way more off roading capability than Tesla or the Rivian which are more focused on road- performance. So comparing the B2 with Tesla or Rivian just with the outright performance aspect doesn’t make much sense.
Range – This is the most counting factor when it comes to electric vehicles. Again Tesla takes the throne here claiming a 500 mile range which is quite a lot. Rivian has a 400 mile range to offer which is really impressive too. But when it comes to Bollinger with a 120 kWh battery pack, it is a bit disappointing to learn that the truck is only capable of a 200 mile cruising range.
Towing and payload capacity – Any truck buyer would be most really looking into these parameters before making a purchase. Speaking about towing, Tesla tops again with an impressive claim of 14,000 lbs. Second comes Rivian with 11,000 lbs and B2 finishes last with 7,500 lbs. As far as towing is concerned Bollinger is really behind the other two.
However Bollinger is really strong when payload comes into picture with a 5000 lbs capacity which beats the Ford Raptor F150 (America’s best selling pickup as of now) effortlessly.
Neither Tesla nor Rivian has revealed their numbers yet, so let’s just wait and see about this one.
Looks – Comparing the looks of the pickups, personally wise, I would go for the Rivian. The other two looks more or less the same to me and not really that attractive. This is probably the opinion of many automobile aficionados out there. Having said that I do not call edgy Cybertruck ugly unlike many people. As for the boxy Bollinger – sturdy or hard appearance. Different designs, different outlooks.
Pricing – The Bollinger B2 costs a huge 125,000 USD as a starting price. Let’s not comment anything about Tesla here till they actually reveal their pricing. Rivian comes with a starting price of 69,000 USD. But ofcourse this price will only increase when we choose for a well equipped battery pack that gives a decent range.
Final Verdict – Well let’s not go ahead with the little infos and claims and spell a verdict right now. We have weighed in the factors that matter and presented a rough picture to you. Which electric truck do you think would ultimately win the hearts of the people?
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