Pickup Trucks

  • Drako GTE electric sports car

    Americans driving more miles could cancel out emissions progress. Airbus looks to build hybrid airplanes. China puts restrictions on who can build electric cars in the world's largest EV market. And Jaguar plans to launch its new flagship XJ sedan as an electric. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Jaguar Land Rover plans to introduce its next-generation Jaguar XJ flagship sedan first as an all-electric model, with gas engines following later. The company also plans a new electric Range Rover along with plug-in hybrids. As the EPA proposes to roll back increases in emissions standards...

  • Future Cadillac long-range electric large luxury utility vehicle (rendering), 2019 Detroit auto sho
    GM executive: Electric pickup will be built on EV-specific platform

    Company president Mark Reuss revealed that its upcoming electric pickup will be built on its next-generation BEV3 skateboard chassis—so it might not share much with GM's other full-size trucks.

  • Rivian R1T Overlanding concept
    Rivian builds R1T Overland as cookout camping special

    Rivian hasn't even launched any vehicles, and it's already building special editions and devising expensive accessories for its R1T electric pickup. The latest is a camping special, not sized for a giant slide-in camper, but outfitted with a bed-top tent and an integrated slide-out kitchen for...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra
    GM CEO confirms plans to build Chevy or GMC electric pickup truck

    In a call with investors Tuesday, General Motors CEO said an all-electric pickup was in the works.

  • Lucid Air prototype during high-speed test at Transportation Research Center, Ohio
    Tesla sales, Audi e-tron range, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota hybrid patents: The Week in Reverse

    Which startup automaker got a big boost toward production this week? What automakers opened some of its patent library for free until 2030? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending April 5, 2019. This week Tesla announced its...

  • 2018 GMC Sierra 1500
    2019 full-size pickup truck mpg champs: Ford vs. Chevy vs. Ram

    With electric pickup trucks from Ford, GM, and others—including newcomers like Rivian—looking likely to arrive in the next few years, the truck field could be on the verge of a clean, quiet, tailpipe-emissions-free shakeup. That said, you wouldn’t know this segment as being poised...

  • XL Hybrids Ford F-250 plug-in

    As both established and startup automakers rush to build electric pickups, many seem to have forgotten a fundamental principle of pickup design: Trucks were meant to work. Ford has announced it is developing a plug-in hybrid F150, and Ford, GMC, Tesla, and startup automaker Rivian are all working on electric light--duty pickups. What none of them are talking about is heavy duty pickups that spend a lot of time on the road and can help contractors and companies save thousands of dollars in fuel costs in their businesses. For those customers, XL, a Boston-based conversion company, released a...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Report: Rivian in talks with GM and Amazon

    General Motors and Amazon could soon invest between $1 billion and $2 billion into Michigan-based electric vehicle hopeful Rivian, according to a report from Reuters. If the reported talks result in a deal, the two companies could end up with minority stakes in Rivian, as it pushes to get its fully...

  • 2019 GMC Sierra
    Rumor: GM electric pickup could come from Tesla

    Last month, the president of General Motors' GMC truck division said the brand was considering building an electric pickup. Now, according to a CleanTechnica report, that pickup could come from Tesla. Even the CleanTechnica reporter says to file this in the category of an enticing rumor, rather...

  • 2019 Ford F-150
    How soon do you expect an electric Ford F-150 to arrive? Twitter poll results

    We've called this year the year of the electric SUV, for the number of such vehicles expected to hit the streets in 2019. So far, though, the news seems recently seems to be all about electric pickups. After Michigan startup automaker Rivian debuted its concept R1T electric pickup at the LA auto...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Electric pickups, Byton tech, battery business, EV affordability: The Week in Reverse

    Which company is looking for new battery suppliers outside the U.S.? What upcoming electric car is not designed to drive but to ride in? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending January 25, 2019. This week included much news about...

  • Porsche Taycan prototype
    GMC electric pickup, Silverado mileage, best deals, EPA enforcement: Today's Car News

    What our corner of the world seems to be waiting for is electric pickups. We check out the best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for this month. And a new report shows how much enforcement efforts have slacked off at the EPA under President Trump. All this and more on Green Car Reports...

  • 2019 Ford F-150

    All-electric isn't just for cars anymore. Ford Group Vice President for Marketing and Sales Jim Farley confirmed that the company will build an all-electric version of its top-selling F-Series pickup. "We're going to be electrifying the F-Series—battery electric and hybrid," he said at a presentation at the Deutsche Bank Global Automotive Conference in Detroit on Wednesday, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The company is racing announcements from Tesla and Michigan-based startup automaker Rivian, which are each expected to introduce their own electric pickups in 2021...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Twitter poll results

    The race is on to sell an electric car that doesn't look like an economy hatchback or a luxury sedan. With light trucks—pickups and SUVs—making up almost 70 percent of the market in 2018, automakers are scrambling to build these types of vehicles with all types of powertrains, including...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Which company will sell the first personal-use electric pickup? Take our Twitter poll

    If electric cars are going to take over from internal combustion machines, they will need to be offered in the most popular types of vehicles—and that means pickups. Electric-car fans seem to be clamoring for electric pickups, and some startup automakers—along with Tesla—are...

  • Tesla Model X towing
    Forget big V-8s and diesels: Why electric trucks will be great for towing

    Pickups in the U.S. are often sold on the bragging rights of numbers—not the Olympic-sprinter acceleration times and top-speed numbers that sell performance cars, but in how high they can tip the scales in strongman-contest pulling and hauling tasks. For that, the electric pickups on the way...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian electric pickup, SUV ready for future 800V upgrade—possibly in 2022

    The Michigan-based electric-vehicle hopeful Rivian claims that its upcoming R1T pickup and R1S sport-utility vehicle, both revealed last month around the LA Auto Show, will be able to recharge up to 200 miles of range in just 30 minutes—provided they’re connected to a DC fast charger...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Volt
    No more Volt, Rivian electric truck, hidden climate report: Today's Car News

    General Motors announced it would kill the Chevrolet Volt in mid-2019. Rivian revealed its good-looking electric truck. A new report details how much climate change will hurt the U.S. economy. And new solid-state batteries from China. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Following other...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept

    With the Rivian R1T pickup revealed this morning, just ahead of the Los Angeles auto show, and the R1S SUV expected to be shown here this week, a Michigan-based electric-vehicle startup called Rivian might have something that’s been a long time coming: the first widely available fully electric light-duty pickup. Along with that, it might have the first battery pack significantly larger than what’s used by Tesla, the most power and torque ever in a normal-production light truck, and the first vehicle that can be DC fast-charged at more than 150 kw. The trucks that Rivian is...

  • Ford partners with Walmart for self-driving delivery service
    Toyota Corolla Hybrid, Tesla Autopilot safety, Rivian pickup: Today's Car News

    Toyota announces it will build a hybrid version of the Corolla. Rivian teases images of its upcoming electric pickup. Mercedes-Benz launches a consumer fuel-cell test fleet. And we crunch the accident-rate numbers on Tesla's Autopilot. All this and more on Green Car Reports. At a California event...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept teaser
    Rivian teases electric pickup and SUV planned for LA auto show

    A new startup automaker, Rivian, plans to beat Tesla to the punch with an electric pickup truck. After years of stealth, the company is finally poised to reveal its new pickup and SUV at the LA auto show later this month. This week, the company set up a media site complete with space for pictures...

  • Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept  -  São Paulo auto show
    Nissan Frontier pickup made mission-ready with two Leaf battery packs

    In a concept vehicle for the São Paulo Motor Show, Nissan has outfitted its local-market Frontier pickup with two Leaf battery packs—creating what it’s calling the Frontier Sentinel. But it’s not anything close to what you might suspect. The Sentinel isn’t...

  • XL Hybrids Ford F-250 XL3 Hybrid
    XL trucks' Ford F-250 Hybrid gets California approval

    There's no way to save more fuel than to do it in something that already uses a lot of it. That's what hybrid truck "upfitter" XL aims to do by adding hybrid and even plug-in hybrid systems to Ford pickups. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts-based company announced that it received certification to sell...

  • 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke
    2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: diesel, the not-so-efficient way

    Ford has a gem of a diesel engine under the hood of the 2018 F-150 Power Stroke—as long as drivers aren’t enamored with good fuel economy. Wait, what? After a day of driving F-150 diesels in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Boulder, Colorado, unladen, with beds loaded up with...

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