Trucks are among the most in-demand and most-sold vehicles in the US, and the Holy Grail of electric vehicles (EV) is going to be trucks. The people have spoken about their favorite cyber-truck and it’s not Tesla…
Some of the contenders for top electric truck include Tesla, Ford, Rivian, EdisonFuture, Chevy, GMC, Atlis XT, Bollinger B2, and more.
At the end of October and early November, Autolist, a car-shopping website, surveyed consumers to see which truck fulfilled their wish list for high-tech features and other preferences and an electric vehicle.
Respondents were asked about five electric trucks: electric Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevy Silverado EV, Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV truck, and Rivian R1T.
To everyone’s surprise… the winner was not Tesla, Mashable reports.
In a major surprise, capturing 38% of the vote, the majority of respondents said the #1 truck they would buy is the electric Ford F150 Lightning.
Ford came out on top in nearly all categories of concern. Truck enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the 2022 F-150 Lightning, with up to 300 miles of range, full-time four-wheel-drive, and an extremely respectable up to 563 horsepower and 775 pounds-feet of torque. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in about 4.4 seconds. It’s on par with the standard F-150 payload capacity of an estimated 2,000 pounds and towing up to 10,000 pounds. Another bonus is a $7500 tax credit.
In another surprise, capturing 26% of the vote, the #2 truck respondents said they would buy is the Chevy e-truck.
The Chevy Silverado EV is expected to make its debut at CES 2022. It’s rumored to deliver at least 400 miles of range. It comes with a glass-roof and roll bar combo on top, 24-inch wheels, and four-wheel steering.
Capturing 20% of the vote, coming in at a surprising third place, is the Tesla Cybertruck, which promises a range of 500+ miles and top-in-class acceleration from 0-60 in a stunning 2.9 seconds.
Many are discouraged that the release of Tesla’s e-truck has been delayed until the end of 2022. Even though Tesla took third in the poll, in the age group between 18-to-35, the Cybertruck is their first choice.
Only capturing 11% of the vote, is the GMC Hummer. Reported to deliver a massive 1000 horsepower from its tri-motor that’s capable of reaching 0-60 mph in a mere 3 seconds, the Hummer EV Edition 1 is promising 350+ miles of range. It will also offer GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving assistant as standard gear, along with four-wheel steering and adaptive air suspension on 18-inch rims with 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler tires. The bad news… this $112,595 Edition 1 is already sold out.
With a mere 5% of the vote, the Rivian came in last at fifth place among potential electric truck buyers.
In more bad news for Rivian, Ford has canceled plans to co-develop an electric vehicle with the company. Ford had previously announced it would invest $500 million in Rivian back in 2019. Despite canceling the joint venture, Ford retains a 12% stake in the company which was valued at more than $10 billion in Rivian’s IPO last week, CNBC reported, a far greater market value now than Ford.
Despite coming in fifth in the poll, demand for Rivian vehicles continues to grow.