Atlis Electric Truck Is Unveiled: Wants to Tow 35,000 Lbs & Accelerate to 60 MPH in 5 Seconds

We now get a complete look at the Atlis XT electric pickup truck concept and promised specifications. This full-size electric truck aims to be all things to all people (when properly configured). Here are the detailed images and specs.

Atlis XT Pickup Truck

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Atlis electric truck concept (photo: Atlis)

The Atlis Motor Vehicle (AMV) company has released the images and specifications you see here. (All claims in this articles are according to Atlis.) The truck shown is a crew cab with a 6.5 foot bed. It appears to be the size that is somewhere between an Ford F-150 and a F-250. It uses eight-lug wheels that hints at the trucks heavy duty aspirations.

Atlis company says that the XT truck will have a conventional towing ability between 5,000 – 20,000 lbs. The truck is said to have a 5th-wheel or gooseneck trailering capacity between 10,000 – 35,000 lbs. Payload capacities would range between 1,000 – 5,000 lbs. AMV says the truck will come in many configurations that will determine the truck’s towing and hauling abilities.

For example, the standard crew cab truck with a shorter bed will have the standard air suspension (independent at all four corners) with 12 inches of ground clearance. This truck would have hauling/towing capacities somewhere in the middle of mentioned weight ranges. There will be a special “off-road” version with long travel suspension and 15 inches of clearance. This version will have the lower towing/payload ratings. Atlis is also planning a dually version of the truck with a longer 8-foot bed. This truck will aim for the highest 35,000 lbs towing mark and 5,000 payload mark. [Quick note: a properly loaded 35,000 lbs gooseneck trailer would have over 5,000 lbs of tongue weight (about 15%). We will get clarification of this from Atlis.]

Atlis says the truck would offer three battery sizes (travel range) options: 300 miles, 400 miles, or 500 miles. The advertised range would be for an empty truck with no cargo or trailer. The company says the truck could be recharged in 15 minutes. The empty truck would be capable of a 0-60 MPH in 5 seconds. A fully loaded truck could make the same acceleration in 18 seconds and maintain 65 MPH up a 6% grade.

The Atlis XT is based on a XP platform with an electric motor for each wheel to enable full four wheel drive and regenerative braking capability and traction.

In the inside of the concept truck is an upscale-looking interior with cloth or leather seating for up to six people (three up front and three in the back). The Atlis XT shown does not have side mirrors. It uses high-resolution cameras instead.

Atlis says the XT truck will be available in 2020.

This truck is joining a growing list of electric pickup trucks from Bollinger, Rivian, and Tesla. Although, a Tesla pickup truck concept has not yet been shown.