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Upcoming electric bakkies – Capabilities comparison

There are many electric bakkies on the horizon, with promises of exceptional performance in every category being made.

Few of them have touched the road yet – however, plenty of details about the vehicles have been released by their makers.

These bakkies include the Bollinger B2, Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV Pick Up, Nikola Badger, Rivian R1T, and Tesla Cybertruck.

Depending on the model, these bakkies can feature up to four electric motors, allowing supercar-like acceleration figures, and provide class-leading utilitarian abilities.

New and exciting features are also set to be available, with the GMC Hummer EV capable of “crab walking”.

This see it sharply angle all four wheels in the same direction in order to drive sideways.

Similarly, the Rivian R1T’s body features a pass-through storage area between the load box and cabin, as well as a factory-fitted air compressor for emergencies.

While the electric bakkies listed above are currently the closest to being mass-produced, a Chevrolet Silverado and Lordstown Endurance are also expected to join the segment in 2022.

Detailed below are all the upcoming electric bakkies’ specifications, as provided by the manufacturers.


Model 0-97km/h
Bollinger B2 4.5 seconds
Ford F-150 Lightning 4.5 seconds
GMC Hummer EV Pick Up 3.0 seconds
Nikola Badger 2.9 seconds
Rivian R1T 3.0 seconds
Tesla Cybertruck 2.9 seconds

Top Speed

Model Top Speed
Bollinger B2 161km/h
Ford F-150 Lightning 177km/h
GMC Hummer EV Pick Up Not released
Nikola Badger Not released
Rivian R1T 201km/h
Tesla Cybertruck 209km/h


Model Driving Range
Bollinger B2 322km
Ford F-150 Lightning 483km
GMC Hummer EV Pick Up 563km
Nikola Badger 966km
Rivian R1T 505km
Tesla Cybertruck 966km


Model Maximum Payload
Bollinger B2 2,268kg
Ford F-150 Lightning 907kg
GMC Hummer EV Pick Up 590kg
Nikola Badger 1,000kg
Rivian R1T 798kg
Tesla Cybertruck 1,588kg

Towing Capacity

Model Towing Capacity
Bollinger B2 3,402kg
Ford F-150 Lightning 4,536kg
GMC Hummer EV Pick Up 3,402kg
Nikola Badger 3,629kg
Rivian R1T 4,990kg
Tesla Cybertruck 6,350kg

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