US manufacturer Atlis Motor Vehicles is now quoting prices for its XT all-electric pickup truck unveiled last year. It will feature three battery options for 300, 400 and 500 miles (around 480, 640 and 800 km) and is scheduled for launch in 2021.
The base version with a 125-kWh battery starts at $45,000, while the two longer-range variants start at $58,000 and $69,000, respectively, although Atlis does not specify the precise battery capacity for these two models. Only the range data given above provides some clues. However, these values refer to unloaded units of the battery-electric pickup truck. Reservations are already possible, and the market launch is scheduled for 2021. On its website, Atlis Motor Vehicles also offers third parties the use of its EV platform.
In addition to its range, the Atlis XT aims to score with a high towing capacity of up to 35,000 lbs (just under 16 tons via gooseneck trailer system) and a payload of up to 5,000 lbs (just under 2.3 tons). Compared with Rivian’s R1T electric pickup, the Atlis XT is to be longer and feature a load floor up to 2.4 meters long. Besides, there will be several variants of the pickup with, among other things, a shorter cargo area, off-road qualities or double rear wheels.
A look at the reservation page provides clues to the following four concretely planned four-door all-wheel-drive versions: There’s the base version with said 125-kWh battery, a two-meter-long cargo area and around 4.5 tons towing capacity. The next-higher trim level for $58,000 includes the mid-size battery for 640 km range, the same two-meter-long cargo bed and 6.35 tons of towing capacity. The XT with a large battery and up to 800 km range is also available with a 2-meter load floor and 6.35-ton towing capacity (for 69,000 euros) or as a top model with a 2.4-meter load floor, 7.7-ton towing capacity (or 16 tons via Gooseneck trailer system) for 78,000 dollars.
Atlis Motor Vehicles has fitted the pickup truck with an electric motor on each wheel, but has not yet revealed any performance figures, only this much: the electric truck can sprint from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in less than five seconds when empty and in less than 18 seconds when fully loaded with a trailer. The manufacturer specifies a top speed of 120 mph (a good 190 kph). There is room for six people in the luxuriously designed interior. Atlis also emphasises autonomous driving components but does not provide any details.
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