The best-selling electric trucks in 2022 and which models will be available soon
The trucks offer a unique driving experience, combining the ability to haul massive loads (like boats, trailers, or one of those fun toys) with a spacious interior fit for a king. Now they’re getting an upgrade as more electric trucks hit the market in 2022. Check out the best-selling electric trucks below, then at the end, check out which models you can get your hands on in 2023 .
People love vans because they are practical. If you need to tow something, you can. If you need to throw something in the back without worrying about ruining the interior, you can do that too.
Vans aren’t just for work (although they can make the job a whole lot easier). They are also ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and those who like to tackle projects themselves.
For this reason, the pickup truck market predicts growth of more than 37% by 2028. One of the main reasons for the predicted growth is that electric trucks are being introduced in the market. Electric trucks combine the best of traditional trucks with zero emissions and powerful batteries.
Although electric trucks are in high demand right now, automakers are struggling to keep up. Here are the best-selling electric trucks so far in 2022.
Ford Electric Trucks – F-150 Lightning
- Ford F-150 Lightning sales through August 2022: 6,842
Ford came out swinging with his Lightning F-150 all-electric van. The rugged electric vehicle comes with all the bells and whistles of an F-Series truck, except it has more storage with its 14.1 cubic foot trunk, the largest of any electric truck.
- Estimated range of 230 EPA miles with standard range battery.
- Estimated range of 320 EPA miles with extended range battery.
- Capable of 0-60 in less than 5 seconds (*average range of 4).
- Maximum payload of 2,000 lbs.
- Maximum towing capacity of 10,000 lbs.
- Targeted 563 horsepower with 775 lb-ft of torque.
The F-Series is Ford’s best-selling vehicle and truck in America. Meanwhile, the Lightning lives up to its name and more. After initially selling out, Ford reopened orders in August with various new features and updated pricing, lineup and colors.
Updated MSRP prices for the Ford F-150 Lightning are listed below.
|XLT High/Extended Range||$80,974|
|Extended Lariat Range||$85,974|
|Extended Platinum Range||$96,874|
While 6,000 EV sales might not seem like a lot for the first half of 2022, keep in mind that Ford just released the model in April and is selling them as fast as they make them.
Perhaps, more importantly, the F-150 Lightning can act as a backup power source with the Ford pro charging station.
- Rivian R1T deliveries at the end of the second quarter (through June 30, 2022): 5,694
The Ford and Amazon-backed EV startup has released its highly anticipated Rivian R1T, the first model rolling off the production line in September 2021.
Rivian’s R1T is unlike anything on the road right now, as it’s billed as “the world’s first electric adventure vehicle”. The electric truck is built to handle everything from city streets to the toughest terrain.
The R1T earned by Electrek vehicle of the year in 2021 for a reason. As Seth says:
This pickup has it all – faster than most sports cars, a roomy interior with plenty of storage and extras, and it can go off-road where no other production vehicle can.
- 260-400+ range depending on battery and motor.
- AWD with towing capacity up to 11,000 pounds.
- 0 to 100 km/h in 3 seconds.
- Eight different riding modes, four for optimal on-road performance and four for conquering off-road.
- Two dual motors deliver 835 horsepower and 908 lb-ft of torque (quad motor).
Rivian dropped its Explore package to focus on the Adventure package to speed up production. The difference is about $5,500, depending on model and battery. Prices are listed below:
|Dual Motor AWD||$79,000|
|Quad Motor AWD||$87,000|
If you choose to upgrade to Battery Max, it will cost you an additional $10,000. But you also get a 400+ EPA range.
GMC Electric Hummer
- GMC Hummer EV deliveries at the end of the second quarter (ending June 30, 2022): 371
Although GMC is still in the early stages of producing its electric truck, the all-electric Hummer saw more than 77,500 reservations in June, with the pickup version selling through 2024.
Ironically, the first Hummer was introduced in 1992, becoming one of the worst gas guzzlers you can drive. Rising gas prices and the arrival of more efficient vehicles on the market caused Hummer sales to plummet, as GMC discontinued the brand in 2010.
The heavy-duty truck revival begins in the age of electrification with the Hummer EV. First deliveries began in December 2021 and GMC has been slow with the rollout. However, truck enthusiasts are bracing themselves as the backlog continues to pile up.
- Up to 350 mile range (pickup) and 300 mile range (SUV).
- Up to 1,000 HP (pickup) and 830 HP (SUV) with 11,500 lb-ft of torque.
- 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
- Extraction mode available for an additional 6″ height.
- Infinite roof with modular sky panels
The price of the Hummer EV increased by $6,250 in June as the parts and technology built into it cost more.
|Hummer EV Edition 1||$110,295|
|Electric Hummer 2X||$94,650|
|Hummer EV 3X||$104,650|
Reservations are currently complete for the first edition. However, the Hummer EV 3X will launch this fall while the 2X will arrive in spring 2023; EV2 is coming in Spring 2024.
Which electric trucks are coming soon?
After seeing massive interest in the first edition of electric trucks in 2022, automakers are racing to bring them to market.
Next year we’ll see several new electric trucks hitting the market, from legacy favorites to futuristic models like Tesla’s cybertruck. Here is a list of future electric trucks that are expected to hit the market.
- Tesla Cybertruck: Tesla originally planned to release its groundbreaking Cybertruck in 2022. But, with bigger issues (like ramping up Model 3 production and overseas expansion), the Cybertruck was put on the back burner . In March, Tesla said it was aiming to complete development later this year for production in 2023.
- Ford Maverick and Ranger: Ford filed trademarks for smaller electric pickup models. The automaker trademarked “Lightning” in the UK and “Thunder” in the US.
- Chevy Silverado EV: The first all-electric Chevy Silverado EV will be available for orders in the fall of 2023. Chevy’s EV truck will come with a 400-mile range and backup power.
- GMC Sierra: Similar to the Silverado, the GMC Sierra gets an electric upgrade. Although the Sierra has not been officially unveiled, GMC has announced that it will launch with the popular Denali trim.
- Toyota Tacoma EV: Toyota unveiled an early version of its battery-powered pickup in December 2021. Although Toyota hasn’t technically called it the Tacoma yet, the preview looks similar in size and shape.
Other EV startups also plan to release their own EV trucks in the second half of 2022 and into 2023. For example, Lordstown plans to launch the Lordstown Endurance, which the company expects to begin commercial production soon, with deliveries starting in the fourth quarter.
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