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News EdisonFuture EF1-T is a New Addition to the Electric Pickup Market

EdisonFuture EF1-T is a New Addition to the Electric Pickup Market

The EdisonFuture EF1-T is the newest electric truck to be unveiled

  • EdisonFuture is a subsidiary of SPI Energy, a Chinese company specialised in renewable energies

  • The truck will be equipped with solar panels to charge its battery while on the move

  • The press launch is expected to take place during the Los Angeles auto show in November

Electric trucks seem to be all the rage right now with Ford, Tesla, Rivian, GMC and many other automakers promising one in the semi-near future.The EdisonFuture EF1-T is the latest entry on this list.

EdisonFuture is a subsidiary of Chinese renewable energy company SPI Energy. The EF1-T is their second vehicle, the first one being the EF1-V, an electric delivery van on which the truck will be based.

EdisonFuture EF1-T
EdisonFuture EF1-T | Photo: SPI Energy

The only currently known configuration is a crew-cab model but there could be more options available when the truck arrives on the market at an undetermined date.

The styling of the truck shares a little something with the Tesla Cybertruck, especially in the back, where the bed is covered by a retractable panel.

Some technical details are known, such as the fact that three powertrains will be offered, depending on the version.

The Standard model will have one motor producing 470 horsepower, which should give the truck a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) acceleration time of 6.5 seconds.

EdisonFuture EF1-T
EdisonFuture EF1-T | Photo: SPI Energy

The Premium model will be equipped with two motors generating an undisclosed power figure that will allow an acceleration time of 4.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.

The Super model will be at the top of the range with its three motors that will develop 816 horsepower, good for 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds.

The battery size or the range are still unknown, but the truck will feature solar panels on the roof and the bed cover that could allow vehicles to continually charge throughout the day.

The public reveal is expected for mid-November, during the Los Angeles auto show, and the company will begin taking orders immediately.

EdisonFuture EF1-T
EdisonFuture EF1-T | Photo: SPI Energy

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