Electric Carmaker Canoo Unveils New Pickup Truck
Fresh off a public listing through a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC), electric car startup Canoo has unveiled what’s its third vehicle, this time a bubbly-looking electric pickup truck.
Canoo’s newly-unveiled electric pickup truck sets the company as a contender in the American electric truck market which is one that’s predicted for huge growth over time. Now, Canoo will be getting head-on with the likes of Tesla, Rivian, Ford, and Lordstown Motors to capture market share in the American pickup truck market as it’s set to transition towards all-electric models over time.
Canoo’s new electric pickup truck is pictured above. It measures six feet and can extend to a fully enclosed eight feet to give way for more space, thanks to a pull-out bed extension that’s demonstrated in the image below.
At its front, Canoo’s pickup truck features a cargo storage area that can hold tools or gear and also includes a fold-down worktable with electrical outlets.
At its sides, Canoo’s pickup truck has flip-down side tables built into its side-panels that can serve as a workbench and is fit with multi-functional power outlets in close proximity. With its power outlets et charge ports, Canoo’s pickup truck can double as a power hub for its owners.
Also, Canoo’s pickup truck has other modular features including space dividers for its truck beds, integrated overhead lighting, and roof racks in variable sizes for added cargo storage.
Technical specifications and features of Canoo’s new pickup include;
- 200+ miles of battery range
- Vehicle payload capacity of 1800lbs
- Up to 600 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque with dual motors
- Steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire technology
For now, Canoo hasn’t even fully revealed the features of its newly-unveiled pickup truck that it says it plans to begin delivering into customers’ hands by 2023. It’s the third electric vehicle to be unveiled by Canoo, after a unique subscription-only vehicle unveiled in 2019 and a delivery van unveiled a few months ago.
Canoo is fresh off a SPAC merger that handed it over $600 million in cash and made it a publicly-traded company on the Nasdaq stock exchange. With that, it’s no surprise that the company just unveiled a new vehicle, as it’s flush with cash to kickstart production operations.
Now, with three vehicles in its pipeline but none in production yet, many eyes will be on Canoo to prove itself. The American electric car startup is one out of a handful that has emerged and gotten big funding to ride the waves of the growing electric vehicle market globally. Others in that cohort include the likes of Rivian, Arrival, Lucid Motors, Fisker Inc, and Lordstown Motors.
Canoo says it’ll open pre-orders for its newly-unveiled pickup truck sometime in the second quarter of 2021.
Photo(s) credit: Canoo