Let’s face it, people are starting to want electric vehicles more and more every day.
Especially because they are now being offered with just as much power as gas-powered vehicles.
And there’s no reason to stop at bike’s, scooters, and cars. Trucks, even though they need a lot of power to move, are also offered as electric options. (In fact, cities are moving toward operating electric buses throughout town, as well).
Electric trucks are quickly becoming popular on the market. Although the market may not adapt as quickly as regular cars, electric trucks will surely follow in line with the overall innovation of electric vehicles.
And if you’re looking to purchase one, you’re in luck. We’ve developed this list to give you the best electric truck options of 2018.
Before we go into the top 3 electric trucks, though, let’s go over a couple of the benefits, and drawbacks, they offer.
Electric Trucks and What They Offer
Here’s how buying an electric truck will benefit you and, indeed, those around you:
Of course, everything has a drawback. Before you look into purchasing an electric truck, it’s important to keep the following in mind:
Right about now, you could be asking, “why are there only three choices?”
Well, that’s because this is an extremely new market, and there are only a few companies developing them as we compiled this list. Some of the options listed aren’t even available as of yet but are the most exciting options coming available to you soon.
Now here are some of the best electric trucks:
3. Workhorse W-15
Workhorse has been rivaling Tesla for which company will have the first electric truck to hit the market.
And although neither of them has become available for purchase yet, you can place a pre-order for the Workhorse W–15, and that’s more than what Tesla has as of now.
Also, from what we can tell, the Workhorse W–15 is the electric truck that looks as similar to a regular truck as possible – and that may be a more important factor than what a lot of people think. With technological advancement comes the desire to radically change the way things look and feel. But this doesn’t always pay off. (Just ask the creators of Google Glass).
The Workhorse W–15 isn’t making this same mistake, and although it’s a nice–looking vehicle with a modern feel to it, it’s still along the same lines that pickup trucks have always been.
Here are some of the features this truck will offer you:
2. Rivian Automotive A1T
Although there is very little to go on about this option (not even a picture), there has been a lot of buzz going around about it: all pretty positive.
The Rivian A1T electric truck will be showcased at the 2018 LA Auto Show and will be available in its 2020 line.
It’s being advertised as offering two options, each one offering different features concerning battery size and the range of distance you will be able to travel.
Here’s what we know about the Rivian A1T electric truck:
1.Tesla’s Upcoming Pickup Truck (4.5 Stars)
Apparently, this is Elon Musk’s new “favorite next project.”
And that’s really great, but he seems to still be in the “taking suggestion’s” part of development. That’s leaves him and Tesla a little bit behind in the race to the finish line, compared to the others, but we do know some very key things about what Tesla plans to make.
It’s pretty different…
Here some of the features:
Finding the Electric Truck for You
Picking out that perfect electric truck will be fairly difficult as of right now, simply because there are few options entering the market.
But the options that are becoming available soon are pretty nice, and especially for electric vehicles.
The main downfall of electric vehicles is simply the distance that you can travel with them – only being able to drive 60–70 miles before having to recharge can really hold you back. Electric trucks will offer you more than that, however, and the options listed above are going to be able to travel 100, 200, up to 500 miles before recharging.
That’s a pretty good distance.
And let’s look at the biggest upside of buying an electric vehicle again – protecting the environment.
If that’s a major concern for you but you still enjoy driving around in a big truck, consider an electric truck. That way, instead of buying a vehicle that pollutes more than regular cars, you can drive a powerful vehicle without any emissions.
So, you now know the benefits of an electric truck and the options that are emerging on the market.
Keep an eye out for the one that you are liking, and we wish you luck on your search!