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Weird Alibaba: 4-door $4.5k Chinese electric pick-up truck for off-road adventures

chinese electric pickup truck for safari

When most families go on safari, they rent a truck or pay a company for a guided tour. But with this cheap Chinese electric truck I find in the bowels of the internet, you could spend the same amount of money and get to keep your safari truck at the end! And lucky for us, this funky little e-truck is perfect for this week’s Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column!

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An electric Volkswagen pickup? New global head says not this decade

Volkswagen electric pickup

As more and more all-electric pickup trucks make their way to the US market, those consumers holding out for a Volkswagen branded model may need to let go and look elsewhere. According to Volkswagen’s new global head of passenger cars, an electric pickup truck is not a priority at the moment, despite comments from the German automaker’s newly appointed head of North America validating such desires.

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Lordstown Motors kicks off Endurance electric pickup production ahead of sales in Q4

Lordstown Endurance

After a tumultuous four-year journey to this point, Lordstown Motors has announced it has finally reached that pivotal moment in any flagship EV lifecycle, the start of commercial production. The American EV automaker shared that it has already completed two production-ready Endurance pickups as part of a slow ramp up in Lordstown, Ohio toward 500 units that will begin sales next quarter.

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Bestselling EV trucks in 2022 and what models you can look forward to next


Trucks offer a unique driving experience, combining the ability to haul massive loads (like boats, trailers, or any of those fun toys) with a spacious interior fit for a king. Now, they are getting an upgrade as several EV trucks hit the market in 2022. Check out the bestselling electric trucks below, and then at the end, learn what models you will be able to get your hands on in 2023.

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Weird Alibaba: Is this sub-$2,000 three-wheeled electric pickup truck the future of small trucks?

three-wheeled electric pickup truck

There are major movements toward reducing the size of cars and trucks in favor of lighter and more socially responsible vehicles that are less likely to take out an entire school bus while the driver is texting. As admirable as that concept is, I think this three-wheeled electric truck from China’s largest shopping platform might be a bridge too far for some people.

But who cares about them?! I love it, and that makes it perfect for my recurring Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week column!

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Magna International highlights EtelligentForce powertrain system to accelerate all-electric pickups plus new EV center in Michigan

Magna EV

Automotive manufacturing powerhouse Magna International is kicking off 2022 by highlighting its EtelligentForce technology, a 4WD EV powertrain system designed specifically for pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. Magna’s EtelligentForce was designed to maintain a pickup’s full capabilities without compromising payload or towing capacities.

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: $2,000 electric pickup truck

Ever since I discovered this awesome electric pickup truck, I’ve been going nuts over the thing. And no, I’m not talking about the hot new electric Ford F-150 launch. I’m talking about my most recent find for the Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week series, a somewhat fully featured electric pickup truck!

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Workhorse unveils its plug-in electric W-15 pickup truck: $52,000 and 60 kWh battery pack

Workhorse W-15

Last month, Workhorse showed the chassis and plug-in hybrid powertrain of its upcoming electric truck and this week, it unveiled the whole thing.

The Loveland, Ohio-based company presented the W-15 for the first time at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California, yesterday.