There are two kinds of electric pickup trucks. One that looks like the regular pickup truck but is electrically driven and one that looks like it came straight out of sci-fi movies. The Cybertruck is a good example of the latter and so is Canoo and this: the ATLIS XT.
The aesthetic of the ATLIS XT is not for everyone. It looks like a mash-up between a regular old pickup truck and the Cybertruck, and yes, it is kind of geometric too. Not going to lie. I dig the look.
It is built on ATLIS’s very own energy and platform technologies which consist of 4 independent PMSM traction motors providing it with an all-wheel-drive capability.
The motors and amenities are kept juiced by a 250 kWh battery system. all told, four traction motors produce over 600 horses while the battery system affords it up to 500 miles (805 km) of range.
When charged using ATLIS 1.5 MW charger, ATLIS said it can get from 0 to 100% in just 15 minutes.
The ATLIS XT will have a top speed of 120 mph (193 km) and makes 0-60 (0-97 km/h) in just 5 seconds. Not the fastest but also being quick is not what this little big guy aims to do. It is a true work truck, designed to be rugged and perform in the most extreme conditions.
Other spec-sheet details include 35,000 lbs towing capacity, 20,000 lbs payload, a generous 12 inches of ground clearance, an 18.6 cu-ft frunk, 360 camera feed for parking and a bed cam, a choice of 6.5 or 8 feet bed size, a choice of single or double cab (3/6 seater), heated and cooled seats, all-around independent suspension with active air suspension, off-board power with a host of outlets for tools and accessories, and fantasy techs like a brake by wire with 4-wheel independent braking and steer by wire with 4-wheel independent steering.
Features, specs, and aesthetics are not the only areas where the ATLIS XT shines. With the ATLIS XT, ATLIS Motor Vehicles want to change how you own a vehicle. How? Well, with an all-inclusive subscription model. Here’s how it works:
“Subscribers will realize significant monthly savings over traditional ownership. Buying a vehicle in the way you are used to means that you have to deal with many additional items on your own like insurance, financing, inspections, registrations, maintenance, and more.”
ATLIS said for a starting rate of US$700, it will have everything covered including warranty, maintenance, charging, truck registration, and even insurance. And there is the opportunity to get a new vehicle every 3,5, or 7 years, said ATLIS.
Images: ATLIS Motor Vehicles.