How much drywall can a pickup truck carry

Electric Pickup Truck & SUV News from Canoo & General Motors

As Tesla prepares to get its Cybertruck into production, other manufacturers are pushing their own electric pickup plans. We know Rivian and Ford are in the mix along with Bollinger and General Motors. Now comes the news that a new player is on the horizon.

Canoo Electric Pickup Truck presented

Image courtesy Canoo.

Most of the pickups on the market today look almost the same, with an emphasis on the biggest, meanest, and most intimidating grille that corporate stylists can imagine. With its angular, trapezoidal shape, the Tesla Cybertruck breaks with conventional design. Somewhere in the middle is Canoo's new electric pickup, whose design is reminiscent of the 1933 Dymaxion written by Buckminster Fuller. Or you see it as a further development of the original Volkswagen Microbus. No matter how you look at it, it's one of a kind, and in a world where everyone else's trucks have a boring likeness, this can be a plus.

In an email to CleanTechnicaTony Aquila, Canoo Executive Chairman, says, “We're passionate about building vehicles that can change people's lives. Our pickup is as strong as the toughest trucks on the market and exponentially more productive. This truck works for you. We made accessories for people who use trucks - at work, on weekends, on adventures. "

The company prides itself on the fact that its pickup packs offer more loading capacity in a smaller space than any other truck available now or to hit the market in the near future. The Trimmer Canoo is more manoeuvrable and can still carry a full 4 × 8 layer of drywall or plywood in the pull-out loading area.

Image courtesy Canoo.

Image courtesy Canoo.

Image courtesy Canoo.

The Canoo pickup offers a lot of cool features. The lockable compartment at the front holds tools or camping equipment and can be folded into a work table. There are work surfaces that can be folded down on both sides and sockets everywhere. The high-mounted brake light also serves as a work light. Load bed dividers can be configured so that objects do not slip while driving. A roof rack and RV tent are available with steps on the side of the truck to access them. A pull-out storage area on the sides can hold a cooler or tools, and there is also a lockable laptop compartment.

Customers can pre-order Canoo's electric pickup truck in the second quarter of this year. Deliveries will begin in 2023. It will have a range of approximately 200 miles and a payload of 1,800 pounds. Both single-engine and twin-engine versions are planned, with the twin-engine configuration having a maximum of 600 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. It is built on a 112 "wheelbase and is 184" long (213 "with the bed extended).

Image courtesy Canoo.

 Canoo electric pickup

Canoo electric pickup

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Image courtesy Canoo.

"Canoo has designed its pickup so that it has the most cabins and the most space-saving on the market and has an enormous loading capacity in the smallest of spaces," says the company. “Thanks to the flexible platform and the wired controls, the passenger compartment could be moved forward to maximize the driver's view. (Our) designers gave the pickup extra stability and durability with increased wheel spacing to support larger wheels, which provides improved stability and a sturdy profile. "

There's no word yet on pricing for Canoo's electric pickup truck, but we do know that the starting price for a similar Canoo van is $ 33,000. Subtract the federal tax credit and any state and local incentives that might be available, and the pickup could be solid value compared to traditional pickup trucks that sell for $ 40,000 to $ 50,000 today.

Image courtesy Canoo.

Hummer SUV Reveal

General Motors is busy testing its Hummer electric pickup truck in extreme conditions as it prepares for production. Right now it's like winter testing at sub-zero temperatures, fine-tuning the electronic controls that control the truck's four-wheel drive on snow and ice. The big news of the day, however, is that GM will start taking orders for an SUV version of the Hummer starting April 3 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The official reveal can be viewed live on the GM website. The date of the unveiling is not a coincidence. 4.3.21. Got it? There won't be another opportunity for such a clever marketing strategy for another thousand years.

The electric pickup market is a little murky right now as it is filled with companies that have good intentions but not actual products that people can buy today. It will be interesting to see how the market develops over the next few years. It seems obvious that Canoo will offer a highly skilled electric truck for craftsmen and adventurers. The one thing we can say for sure is that people like choices and will soon have plenty of them in the electric pickup segment.


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