The American start-up Canoo unveils a very ingenious electric pick-up, offering more than 600 hp, the marketing of which is planned for 2023. What to tackle the Tesla Cybertruck?
Canoo is a young American manufacturer of electric vehicles which is starting to make a name for itself, in particular thanks to its partnership with Hyundai, which has co-developed its E-GMP platform with the said Californian start-up. After a minivan and a small utility, Canoo now presents a “zero emission” pick-up.
1.83 m long bucket
Based on the modular architecture of Canoo with battery under the floor and motor (s) on the axle (s), and equipped with fully electric steering, the pick-up has a very advanced deep cabin allowing the manufacturer to offer a 1.83 m long bucket on a vehicle not exceeding 4.68 m. This bucket is even extendable up to 2.43 m, which brings the total length of the machine to 5.40 m. And this is not the only “trick” of the vehicle.
Extendable steps help getting on board, the side walls of the bed can pivot to become worktops, and drawers under these serve as both steps to the bed and storage. The third brake light can light up white to illuminate the body. Finally, a small box is located at the front instead of the grille of a thermal vehicle . Bin organizer and accessories such as a tent or roof rack will be included in the options catalog.
Launch planned for 2023
Under its rounded “face” reminiscent of certain small utilities from the 1970s and 1980s, Canoo’s pickup hides muscular mechanics . It will be offered with the choice with a single engine at the rear or an engine per axle, with a power peaking at 608 hp for 746 Nm of torque. Canoo announces a payload of 816 kg, but also a range that can exceed 320 km . Not bad at all, but in this area a Tesla Cybertruck does much better (up to 800 km of autonomy announced for the Trimotor version). Detailed specifications for Canoo’s electric pickup, like its cabin, will be revealed later this year. Canoo plans to deliver the first owners in 2023.