The dawn of next decade is lined up with launches of multiple electric pick-up trucks from Tesla with its Cybertruck, to Rivian with its R1T, to Bollinger with its B2, and even Ford with its all electric F-150. This is a comparison of upcoming electric trucks with known specifications.
Rivian R1T comes in three different models defined by its battery capacity, 105 kWh, 135 kWh and 180 kWh. Bollinger B2 only has one variant. Tesla Cybertruck has three variants Single, Dual and Tri, meaning one, two and three electric motor setup. Single is rear wheel drive while Dual and Tri are all wheel drive.
Driving Range (miles)
One of the main factor when considering an electric vehicle is its driving range. Cybertruck Tri is a clear winner with its 500 miles range, more than 100 miles compared to the top of the line variant of R1T. Bollinger B2 has least range with only 200 miles on a single charge.
Not by a big margin, but Cybertruck Tri has more horsepower than all other electric trucks. Single and Dual numbers are unknown.
One more lead by Cybertruck Tri, on second place R1T 135 kWh & 180 kWh versions with 823 lb-ft torque.
Another win by Cybertruck but only by 0.1 seconds.
Top Speed (mph)
Cybertruck or Supertruck? Winning in every category, this time with 130 mph top speed. On second place is Rivian R1T with top speed of 125 mph, but there is no detail of which variant.
Towing Capacity (lbs.)
Cybertruck Tri has by far the highest towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. R1T has 21% less capacity at 11,000 lbs.
Payload Capacity (lbs.)
The boxy looking Bollinger B2 takes the lead in this one with 5,000 lbs capacity. Rivian came last with 1,760 lbs, almost half the capacity of Cybertruck.
Thanks to the center console that can be lifted to become a seat, Cybertruck can hold 6 passengers. R1T can hold 5 passengers, and Bollinger has only 4 seats.
Storage Box Length (in.)
Cybertruck has longest 78 inch bed. Bollinger B2 has 69 inch and Rivian has only 55 inch box length.
Vehicle Overall Length (in.)
Cybertruck is clearly the biggest electric pick-up truck among its competitors with 231.7 inch body length. Rivian has 217.1 inch and Bollinger 207.5 inch length.
Vehicle Overall Width (in.)
Cybertruck with 79.8″ width, is slightly wider than R1T, half an inch to be exact. Bollinger B2 has 77.2 inch width.
Ground Clearance (in.)
Cybertruck has the highest ground clearance at 16 inch, Bollinger has 15 inch and Rivian has 14.1 inch in off-road mode.
Price (US Dollars)
Tesla Cybertruck is the most affordable electric pick-up truck in the market. Even its top of the line version Tri has same price as base model of Rivian at $69,000. The price of higher variants (135 kWh and 180 kWh) is unknown, therefore speculated range of $80,000 to $90,000 is added in the chart, but it could be even higher. Bollinger B2 with its unrealistic $125,000 price tag and only 200 miles battery range is simply uncompetitive.
Rivian is an American automaker headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, established since 2009. They’ve been working on autonomous and electric vehicles since 2011 and grew notably in 2015 after receiving large investments. In 2019 alone, Amazon, Ford and Cox Automotive invested $700 million, $500 million and $300 million respectively. In September, 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric vans from Rivian that will join its fleet of delivery vehicles. The company currently employs over 1,000 people and has two electric vehicles R1T (pick-up truck) and R1S (SUV) lined up for production next year.
A Michigan based startup Bollinger Motors has unveiled two electric vehicles B1 and B2, SUV and a pickup truck. The company says the deliveries will start in 2021, but are still seeking the funding it will need in order to get into production.
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