It's sooner than we expected.
This year, electric trucks are all the rage. Ford released its F-150 Lightning long before Tesla's Cybertruck and Rivian's R1T. Thanks to its affordable pricing, the Blue Oval's electric pickup is set to be a hugely popular offering. The products of Tesla and Rivian (and Hummer) will almost certainly be far more expensive, but if you want something affordable that is electric and doesn't wear a Ford badge, what do you do? Well, there's an electric Chevrolet Silverado on the way, but if even that's too mainstream for you, Alpha Motors recommends its Wolf pickup, which will debut later this month in Los Angeles.
The pickup was unveiled online back in March but has yet to be seen in the metal outside of Alpha's factory. Nevertheless, it seems that progress has been steady, and now the truck will make its public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, California from August 24th, 2021. Alpha says that its EV pickup "has received a high level of interest" and that the company is looking to accelerate commercialization. However, we still have some time to wait, as the pickup is only slated to begin production here in the United States towards the end of 2023.
When it does debut, Alpha says we can expect around 250 miles of range from the dual-motor 4WD version and up to 275 miles or more from the single-motor RWD version. Towing capacity is expected to be in the region of 6,700 pounds, but these specs could change before production as they are "projected estimates" at this point.
Another thing that could change is the price: when first unveiled, the Wolf was set to have a base starting price of $36,000. The latest information on the company's website shows that this has now changed to between $40,000 and $48,000. That's still not bad, but if Alpha wants to be competitive, future price hikes need to be minimal.