The Atlis XT electric pickup model promises impressive features and specifications, but it takes such a long time for consumers to have the opportunity to experience it.
It’s been more than 18 months since Atlis Motor Vehicle announced the XT, a US-made electric pickup with a range of up to 800 km. Since then, the electric pickup truck market has become increasingly vibrant, with names like the Rivian R1T, Tesla Cybertruck, and Ford F-150 Lightning vying for supremacy.
Undaunted by the competition, Atlis unveiled the first working prototype of the XT. While the original design image of the XT looks like a traditional full-size pickup similar to the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, the prototype adopts an angular design reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
Additionally, thanks to its in-house developed plank chassis, the Atlis XT is highly customizable and can be configured with a service body or flatbed to meet fleet owners’ requirements. , small businesses, and merchants.
“We are trying to change the pickup truck market. The goal was to create an electric pickup with the performance characteristics of a quarter-ton diesel that could be quickly charged,” said Mark Hanchett, founder and CEO of Atlis. “We focused on the design features that mattered most to the pickup market – maximizing functionality, cargo capacity, power, and passenger comfort to create the best ownership experience. “
Since there is no need for an engine compartment, the XT prototype features a sloping bonnet that improves aerodynamics and visibility. What’s more, the front trunk offers up to 524 liters of storage space, which Atlis claims is “the largest volume of any electric vehicle on the market today or expected to launch in the next two years.” .” Meanwhile, the trunk will have dimensions of 1.98 meters and 2.74 meters.
To improve visibility, each headlight cluster has four daytime running lights that also act as turn signals and can flash different colors. Front and rear light bars are also integrated into the front and rear windscreens, while modern cameras have replaced the traditional side mirrors. For easier entry and exit, the XT ladder is integrated into the chassis structure and extends along both sides.
Inside, the Atlis XT offers seating for up to 3 or 6 passengers depending on configuration. An instrument cluster display is attached to the steering column for better viewing angles, and the production version will get a 12.8-inch central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android compatibility. Auto. According to that, around the steering wheel there are 2 more screens to display images from the side camera.
The specs of the XT have remained unchanged since it was announced in 2019. It features four electric motors with one attached to each wheel, and a battery pack that will provide range from 480 to 800 km and fully recharge in less than 15 minutes using the company’s proprietary premium charging network. It will also offer a payload of 450 kg to 2,250 kg, a towing capacity of up to 15.8 tonnes and a ground clearance of up to 30 cm. Atlis plans to begin production of the XT in late 2022.