It's about time too.
We love our trucks in redneck country. (all of the rural South, U.S.A. is redneck country). We like em big too.
Hold it, this'n ain't from around here...I think thisn's an Alabaman.
In Texas we like em REAL big. The bigger the better. lol.(I have no idea how you get up and down from there, but the size is what's important)
Yeah they got all these little rinky dink cars but nothing practical for a workin man to use. Until now that is.
Now we have two new vehicle manufacturers here in the U.S. coming out with awesome looking pickups, Rivian and Atlis.
And in addition to those we have the long-awaited Tesla and Ford F-150 Electric.
Check em out..here's the Rivian. Different lookin animal ain't it? Very smooth though:
Here's the Atlis, also unique styling but super tough lookin:
Now the Tesla:
The Ford looks just like a regular F-150 at this time but they may change it.
Here it is in an ad you may have seen, shows it pulling 1.2 million pounds. It's impressive looking but deceiving. Pulling railroad cars on tracks isn't that hard.
The only problem is..
These things ain't cheap. No one knows for certain but estimates for the price of the Ford F-150 is $69,000 but Tesla wants to cut into Ford's market so they claim their pickup will cost under $50,000.
Nobody knows what the price of the Atlis will be at this point but Atlis says it will have a basic model for $45,000(that probably looks like crap).
The Rivian, that's the top one which looks real sleek, will be priced between $69,000 and $90,000 depending on the model!
The good news
Is that these pick-em-up trucks are very sophisticated, high tech, fast, innovative and loaded with great features. The Rivian can sit there and turn around in a circle like a tank. They even copyrighted the phrase Tank Steer.
There WAS a video of it but they took it offline for now.
They all have a 15 minute charge time and can travel 500 miles on one charge. And I'm sure by the time they actually launch, those stats will be improved.
They're all saying they'll try to bring them to market next year. It's a big race to see who can get the jump on a gigantic market.
The market in Texas alone is huge. Everyone drives a pickup here. They'll have to come out with lift kits though! lol.
Ten years from now probably 90% of the vehicles will be electric. Do any of you guys want an electric pickup?
Thanks for reading folks, God bless you all!
the gentleman redneck