Canoo is an electric automotive company from Los Angeles, California. You might remember them from their previous projects, such as the subscription-only EV microbuses targeted at millenials. This time the startup has revealed that it intends to enter a new market far from the minivans by working on an innovative electric pickup truck.
The upcoming pickup’s design resembles Canoo’s passenger van, but it doubles the minivan’s 80kWh battery power by offering 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque thanks to a new dual-motor configuration. Furthermore, it’s determined to have over 200 miles of range.
The electric pickup truck fuses performance, modularity and practicality with some aggressive details that distinguish it from other Canoo’s models. We are talking about the front bumper, the side skirts and wheel arches, which are all flared and extended. The new model also includes the classical truck bed that has a space of 6 foot, which can be extended to 8 foot.
The bed also incorporates all-round lighting and different charging points on the exterior of the truck, as well as hidden access steps and storage solutions like bed dividers. For additional storage, the electric pickup truck can also be fitted with roof racks. And it can be turned into a camper-style truck to sleep in too. The vehicle’s wheelbase is shorter than the Tesla Model 3 and the general length is two feet shorter than Ford’s Ranger pickup.
According to Canoo’s executive chairman, Tony Aquila, with this new electric pickup truck they meant to create something functional that could yet be personalized. Although the price still remains unknown, the startup has stated that the production of the new electric pickup truck will start during midyear and the delivery is expected for 2023.