lf you had to choose between the Hummer, Rivian, and Lightning, which one would you buy?
The GMC Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, and Ford F-150 Lightning are the only game in town for EV pickup trucks, for the moment. In the near future, we expect to see EV pickup trucks from a ton of automakers. Right around the corner, we will see the Ram Revolution at CES and a production Chevrolet Silverado EV.
Looking at the Hummer, Rivian, and Lightning on paper, you can get a pretty good idea of what the basics are, but we went a step further. Andre and I have actually spent some time behind the wheel of each truck in question. In that time, we both found out what we liked and disliked about each model. Our opinion, in this video, was based on “money-no-object” mentality. In other words, pricing was never a bit part of our decisions.
Andre: Ford F-150 Lightning
Andre is in love with the Lightning for the logic of what the truck represents. It is one of the most utilitarian vehicles you can buy. The one he likes, with the 131-kWh battery, can charge a camp, or work site with its Pro Power system. There is a 98-kWh version available, but that one doesn’t have the range (up to 330 miles) of the big one. Also, there’s the reality that a huge chunk of the F-150 Lightning’s components are shared with the internal combustion F-150.
Nathan: Rivian R1T
I liked the Rivian R1T, a lot. For one thing, I like trucks that are capable and somewhat compact. The R1T is just a hair bigger than a midsize pickup, yet smaller than a full-size pickup. Despite that, it will pull and haul a lot of weight, comparable to many full-size trucks. On top of that, I immensely enjoy the interior and exterior design.
The one neither of us wanted, which you may not expect: the GMC Hummer EV. Learn more about our reasoning in the video below: