Check it out at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
Affordable electric trucks are going to be immensely popular in the years to come. Even now, the Ford Maverick has been so popular that Ford may have to keep some people waiting. But if a Maverick or other mainstream product seems a little too generic and a little too bland, what do you do? Sure, there are things like the Rivian R1T out there, but that's not exactly affordable. A company called Alpha recently revealed its Wolf electric pickup, with a remarkably low expected base price. It looks awesome and won't break the bank, but if you're apprehensive about trying something new, why not go check it out in person at the Petersen Automotive Museum?
Alpha announced the car's display there last week, and now the truck is on display as part of the museum's exhibit titled "Alternating Current: The Fall and Rise of Electric Vehicles". This exhibit "explores the history, development, and resurgence of electric vehicles." The museum's executive director, Terry L. Karges, says that the Wolf EV is a great addition to the exhibit: "The Petersen strives to showcase automotive innovation through the lens of Los Angeles. Alpha Motor Corporation embodies dedication to sustainable mobility made in Southern California."
The automaker also released a statement on the display: "Our mission is to build mobility solutions that can move humanity towards an ecosystem of greater sustainability. Alpha Motor Corporation is proud to present the WOLF Electric Truck at The Petersen Automotive Museum."
The truck claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds with an estimated range of 250-275 miles, as well as a 3,000-pound towing capacity. The production version will also boast "a driver-centric digital speedometer, a digital center display, ergonomically bolstered seating, and multi-layered center console storage delivering the perfect blend of efficiency and functionality." That all sounds great, but nothing compares to seeing a new vehicle in the metal, so if you'd like to learn about the history of EVs and see what the future has to offer, the exhibit is located in the Propulsion Gallery on the second floor of the building and will be in place right through November 2021.