Canoo gives first look at new electric pickup truck
Los Angeles based start-up Canoo has unveiled a fully electric pickup truck, which comes with a range of features including fold-out work surfaces, hidden exterior drawers and a built-in bed extender.
The pickup truck will be based on the company’s electric vehicle platform architecture that integrates components of an electric powertrain to be, as Canoo describes, as “flat and efficient as possible.”
“By incorporating steer-by-wire and other space-saving technologies, Canoo’s thin platform, with no need for an engine compartment, allows the company to offer a flatbed size comparable to America’s best-selling pick-up truck on a smaller footprint.”
Several unique features have been built into the truck to “help customers do more” with their vehicle, including a pull-out truck bed extension that can extend to a fully enclosed eight-feet, fold-out worktable/ side tables, sidestep storage, and a roof rack for added cargo storage.
The vehicle also includes a multi-accessory charge port, integrated overhead perimeter lighting and a camper shell.
“We are so passionate about building vehicles that can change people’s lives,” said Tony Aquila, Executive Chair at Canoo.
“Our pickup truck is as strong as the toughest trucks out there and is designed to be exponentially more productive. This truck works for you. We made accessories for people who use trucks – on the job, weekends, adventure. You name it, we did it.”
The vehicle specifications promise over 200 miles (320km) of battery range, with up to 600 HP and 600 lb-ft torque in a dual-motor configuration, and a payload capacity of up to 1,800 pounds (815kg). Full specs will be revealed closer to production.
Preorders for the production version of the pickup truck will open in Q2, 2021, with deliveries in the U.S set for 2023.
12 March 2021