- The Hummer EV is the fastest on this list capable of even outdoing the Rivian in this regard. It comes with three motors and has up to 1,000 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60mph in 3 seconds.
- Following its release, the Tesla Cybetruck is set to even surpass the Hummer EV with its ability to reach 60mph in 2.9 seconds.
- Roomy, with a shiny dark-grey metal exterior, the Rivian is only slightly less powerful than the Hummer EV with 800 horsepower. It is capable of reaching 60mph in 3.2 seconds.
Electric cars have become increasingly popular with the high price of gas, but trucks have always fallen a step behind when it comes to availability and speed. The fastest electric trucks sold today can help you haul a load of mulch or get your kids to school quicker than you might imagine.
While these vehicles don’t have the high-end speed of a sports car, many can do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. Only a handful have launched, though. We’ve put together a list of the fastest electric trucks already on the road and those in production, including a few set to roll out within the next year.
|GMC Hummer EV||Rivian R1T||Tesla Cybertruck||Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat||EdisonFuture EF1-TP Super||Silverado EV RST|
|0-60 mph||3 seconds||3.2 seconds||2.9 seconds||3.8 seconds||3.9 seconds||4.5 seconds|
|Top Speed||106 mph||110 mph||130 mph||111.8 mph||Unknown||Unknown|
|Horsepower||1,000 hp||805 hp||800+ hp||500+ hp||Unknown||660+ hp|
|Range||350 miles||260/400 miles||250/500 miles||230/320 miles||450 miles||400 miles|
|Bed Length||5’||4.5’||6.5’||5.5’||6.5’ or 8’||6’|
|Towing Capacity||7,500 lbs.||11,000 lbs.||14,000 lbs.||8,500 lbs.||11,000 lbs.||10,000 lbs.|
GMC Hummer EV Truck: 0-60 in 3 seconds
When people think of fast vehicles, a hummer usually isn’t the first thing to come to mind. That changed this year when the company released the Hummer EV truck, a beastly machine that can crab walk and go from 0-60 in a blistering 3 seconds.
With up to 1,000 horsepower and three motors, the Hummer EV is the fastest electric truck sold today. It’s quicker than the Rivian, and the fastest truck the folks at Motortrends have ever tested. The truck has a crew cab with a small 5-foot bed that’s extendable up to 6 feet overall. The power is impressive and so are the features.
From a 14-speaker Bose sound system to transparent sky panels, the Hummer EV is a looker. The design isn’t too out of line with the company’s gas-powered vehicles but has plenty of high-tech tricks. The Ultravision system provides “surround vision” with up to 18 cameras outside the vehicle. There’s also an 800v fast charging system, which can take this EV close to 100 miles on a ten-minute charge.
When you want an electric truck that’s larger, rugged, and incredibly nimble, the Hummer EV is the best choice we’ve seen so far. The vehicle is currently in production, with the first trucks set to arrive in late 2022, before being followed by the EV2x and EV3x over the next few years.
- Top Speed: 106mph
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 3 seconds
- Bed Length: 5’
- Towing Capacity: 7,500 lbs.
- Range: 350 miles
- MSRP: $112,595
Rivian R1T: 0-60 in 3.2 seconds
Tesla may be the most popular name in the EV world, but Rivian has grabbed consumers’ attention and imaginations with the R1T electric truck. It’s one of the fastest electric trucks sold today, and a vehicle that’s much, much quicker than it looks.
The Rivian R1T has a top speed of 110 mph and can go 0-60 in 3 seconds. The company accomplished this with four electric motors that produce over 800 horsepower between the front and rear axles. You can tow up to 11,000 pounds with the R1T, although it has one of the shorter beds at 4.5 feet. This all-wheel drive EV has a wading depth of 3 feet and can seat five with ease.
The four-door crew cab design has plenty of room and is packed with innovative features. A Gear Tunnel allows for extra storage, and there are eight different driving modes. Whether you want to take this EV down a rugged country road or race down the highway, it won’t let you down. It will also get you there quickly.
While Rivian claims this truck can do 0-60 in 3 seconds, when tested against the Hummer, it came up a bit short of that mark. At the moment, the company is accepting reservations, so you’ll want to get in line now for this speedy electric truck.
- Top Speed: 110 mph
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 3.2 seconds
- Bed Length: 4.5’
- Towing Capacity: 11,000 lbs.
- Range: 260/400 miles
- MSRP: $73,000
Tesla Cybertruck Tri-Motor: 0-60 in 2.9 seconds
Elon Musk has grabbed people’s attention with an array of inventions over the years, including flamethrowers and Tesla, of course. The company has increased production and rolled out new products, but none are quite as exciting as the Tesla Cybertruck.
The design of this truck is jaw-dropping, with a futuristic design that would fit perfectly in the world of Starship Troopers or Alien. It looks roomy and has a design that does away with door handles and dual windshield wipers. The bed is referred to as a vault, featuring a motorized cover, and it can crab walk, like the Hummer EV.
Tesla’s premium version of the Cybertruck has three motors, with a top speed of 130 mph, which they claim will do 0-60 in only 2.9 seconds. Despite that, it’s rumored to be able to “turn like a tank”, and the single motor edition can still do 0-60 in only 6.5 seconds. All that technology and horsepower is housed in a cold-rolled stainless-steel shell.
The Cybertruck may not be colorful, but it’s durable and looks like it will be a technological wonder when it hits the streets. The Cybertruck release date has been bumped back a few times, although it’s expected to be released within the next few years. You can put down a $100 fully-refundable deposit for the futuristic Cybertruck here.
- Top Speed: 130 mph
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 2.9 seconds
- Bed Length: 6.5’
- Towing Capacity: 14,000
- Range: 250-500
- MSRP: Unknown
Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds
Since they were first introduced in 1993, Ford pickup trucks have been fan favorites, known for their quickness. When the company announced an electric version of the truck, we knew the Ford F-150 Lightning would be one of the fastest electric trucks sold today.
Ford produces this EV with four trim levels including the Pro, XLT, Lariat, and Platinum. None are considered “slow” and all have a top speed of 111 mph, but the Lariat is the quickest of this quartet. It can hit 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds and has an estimated range of around 230-320 miles per charge, between standard- and extended-range battery options.
Towing capacity for this fast electric truck is between 5,000 and 7,700 pounds depending on the battery. The premium Platinum edition has a 4-second 0-60 time and hauls 8,500 pounds. All four Lightning truck models have a 5.5-foot bed with a 145.5-inch wheelbase, and can seat five people thanks to the crew cab design.
The first Ford F-150 Lightning was delivered on May 26, 2022, and it quickly became a hit due to a mix of performance, price, and a traditional design. Unfortunately, orders have been halted for the truck due to overwhelming demand, so you’ll want to check with a dealer in your area or wait until the 2023 version arrives.
- Top Speed: 111.8 mph
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 3.8 seconds
- Bed Length: 5.5’
- Towing Capacity: 8,500 lbs.
- Range: 230/320 miles
- MSRP: $60,747
EdisonFuture EF1-TP Super: 0-60 in 3.9 seconds
EdisonFuture is an EV start-up based in California with a fast EV pickup truck on the way. There are three models of the EF1-TP in the works, but the Super is set to be one of the fastest electric trucks on the road, with a rumored 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds.
This is another EV with a futuristic design and features to match. Among them is a solar charging roof package, a smart cockpit with pillar-mounted 7-foot displays, and a 17.5-inch infotainment system. Removable aluminum toolboxes mounted inside each door panel are an interesting touch, and so are the wing mirror exterior cameras.
You can choose between 6.5- and 8-foot beds on this electric truck, which will have a towing capacity of 11,000 or more pounds on the premium model. The range is listed at 450 miles per charge, but we expect the company’s retractable solar roof system will help keep drivers on the road. They’ve not given a top speed, however, and details are still vague in other areas.
As one of the sleeker EV trucks on our list, the EdisonFuture EF1-TP Super is a truck to keep an eye on. There has been no word on pricing or a potential release date, but we’ll keep you advised as we learn more.
- Top Speed: Unknown
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 3.9 seconds
- Bed Length: 6.5’ or 8’
- Towing Capacity: 11,000+
- Range: 450 miles
- MSRP: Unknown
Silverado EV RST: 0-60 in 4.5 seconds
The thought of owning an EV truck is appealing to many consumers, even if the futuristic designs aren’t for everyone. Chevy knows that, and their answer is the Silverado EV RST, an electric truck with a traditional sense of style and plenty of horsepower.
Chevy designed this truck from the ground up on their Ultium platform. This allows them to set the groundwork for future EVs while providing a powerful base on which to build. In this case, the RST model can go from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and has 664 horsepower. It also has a new E-4WD system, which provides torque instantaneously to all four wheels.
The RST can tow up to 10,000 pounds and comes equipped with Super Cruise autonomous technology. A massive center console gives drivers plenty of storage inside the truck, while the Multi-Flex bed has a passthrough system that can extend into the cab. With the Multi-Flex tailgate, you can haul items up to 10-feet10-inches in the Silverado EV RST.
You won’t be able to buy the Chevrolet Silverado until 2023, but it will be well worth the wait. Pricing for the RST is expected to range from around $60,000 for the base model to more than $100,000 for the Silverado RST. The company has already received more than 150,000 orders for this fast electric truck.
- Top Speed: Unknown
- Acceleration (0 to 60 mph): 4.5
- Bed Length: 5’11”
- Towing Capacity: 10,000
- Range: 400 miles
- MSRP: $100,000+
Many have been surprised at how fast an electric car can be, and now, EV trucks are giving their gas-powered brethren serious competition on the roads. It’s an exciting time for drivers – especially if you’re a fan of pickup trucks.
Start-ups like Atlis and Alpha also have quick electric trucks in the works. Those companies, along with a handful of others, are set to release new EVs in the coming years. With that in mind, vehicles like the Cybertruck have been delayed, so their specifications are likely to change before they roll off the assembly line.
If you don’t need a truck, but still want a quick electric vehicle that can handle more than a car, be sure to check out the fastest electric SUVs.
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