Nikola Motor company revealed first renderings and specifications of a future Badger all-electric pickup truck this week. They did not initially reveal the pricing information, until now.
Nikola Motor recent Instagram post lists the Badger price range at $60,000 – $90,000. What do you get for the price? See the specs below.
The company says that there will be two versions of the Badger pickup truck. There will be an all-electric battery-fed model with a total range estimated at 300 miles. Presumably, this model will have the starting price of near $60,000. The other model has the same battery system, but also will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel-cell range extender for a total of 600 miles of driving range. Presumably, this top of the line model will cost around $90,000.
The truck will have a maximum power output of 906 horsepower and 980 lb-ft of torque. It will have a capability to tow up to 8,000 lbs or accelerate 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds.
The 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor is not an electric pickup truck, but it is still the highest performance off-road truck that is currently on sale. A Raptor crew cab starts at $57,785 and with most options tops out near $74,455.
While none of these electric pickup trucks are actually on sale yet, there are several competitive models that are promised to arrive within the next 1-2 years.
Rivian R1T pricing is said to start at $69,000 before tax incentives. It offers a maximum driving range of 400+ miles, approximately 750 horsepower, maximum 11,000 lbs towing rating, and 3.0 second 0-60 MPH acceleration. Rivian does not yet provide exact pricing information for different battery packs or additional options.
Tesla Cybertruck dual-motor AWD is said to start at $49,900. It offers a maximum driving range of 300+ miles, unknown power rating, maximum 10,000 lbs towing rating, and 4.5 second 0-60 MPH acceleration.
The Nikola Badger is promising the maximum electric driving range, but the big issue with the hydrogen fuel-cell range extender is the lack of hydrogen refueling stations. Electric chargers are finally getting more available across the country, but hydrogen refueling infrastructure is still nowhere near available outside large cities in California.