There’s another new electric truck on the horizon, the oddly named Canoo.
formerly known as Evelozcity, Canoo is an American manufacturer headquartered in Torrance, California. While specs and pricing weren’t announced, the start-up announced it will debut its trucks in 2023.
The trucks will be offered with single-motor and dual-motor all-wheel-drive options. The latter version is touted to produce 600 horsepower and 550 foot-pounds of torque. Canoo said its trucks will have 1,800-pound payload capacitors and a 200-mile range.
The Canoo will be built on the same modular platform as Canoo’s other vehicles. The company announced last December a lineup of delivery vans. Its new dual-motor truck will deliver up to 600 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque.
The Canoo joins several pending new electric trucks
The truck will also have a payload capacity of 1,800 pounds and at least 200 miles of range, Canoo reported.
Canoo’s truck will compete with a slew of pending EV pickups, including the long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck. It’s scheduled to debut next year. The company originally announced a pill-shaped EV it plans to sell under a subscription model. But it’s switched to trucks.
All of the new electric vehicles have untested designs and features, including the Canoo. It has a front storage compartment where traditional vehicles have engines. The Canoo also has a fold-out work table and fold-down work surfaces built into the side of the bed.
Canoo’s pickup comes with a built-in bed extender that lengthens it from six to eight feet, power outlets inside the bed and cargo compartments, and a hidden pull-out step that provides easier access to the bed. The interior comes with two seats up front and a rear area that customers can configure with additional seats.
The startup says there will be cargo racks available, along with a variety of camper shells. The pull-out step also doubles as a drawer.
Article Last Updated: March 14, 2021.
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