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4 Electric Pickup Trucks Driven Until They Died – Tesla, Ford, Rivian, Chevy

Tesla Cybertruck, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and Chevrolet Silverado EV electric pickup trucks were put through their paces until they tapped out!

4 electric pickup trucks – Tesla Cybertruck, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and Chevrolet Silverado EV, were driven until they died. There is always a difference between the advertised range and the real-life range of EVs. In a bid to test which EV was the closest to the ideal range, a prominent automobile expert team decided to perform an intriguing experiment. Having the security of a mobile DC fast charger, they drove the EVs till the batteries got empty. The results were intriguing, to say the least.

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4 Electric Pickup Trucks Tested For Range

This experiment comes from Out of Spec Reviews on YouTube. In order to make this test fair, there are some ground rules. These include:

  • Charging every EV to 100% using a DC fast charger.
  • Setting the tire pressure to the manufacture-specified value.
  • Driving in the most energy-efficient mode.
  • Setting the climate control between 68 and 72 degrees until the AC kicks in at the lowest fan speed.
  • Driving at GPS-verified 70 mph (112.6 km/h).

With these conditions, the test commenced from Welling, Colorado in the direction of Nebraska until the 55% SoC. With 55% battery, the drivers must turn around. Since they had a mobile DC charger, they stayed on the highway until the electric pickup trucks came to a complete halt.

Rivian R1T Electric Truck Exterior
Rivian R1T Electric Truck Exterior

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Time For Result

After the entire journey, it was time for the results. The Tesla Cybertruck emerged victorious by over-achieving 304 miles (489 km) against the claimed 301 miles (484 km). On the other end of the spectrum, the Ford F-150 Lightning performed the worst, driving only for 282 miles (454 km) against the claimed range of 320 miles (515 km). Rivian was close to its advertised range by displaying 345 miles (555 km) against 352 miles (566 km). Lastly, the Chevy Silverado EV showcased a range of 434 miles (698 km), while its ideal range is 450 miles (724 km).

Range TestClaimed RangeAchieved Range
Tesla Cybertruck301 mi (484 km)304 mi (489 km)
Rivian R1T352 mi (566 km)345 mi (555 km)
Chevrolet Silverado EV450 mi (724 km)434 mi (698 km)
Ford F-150 Lightning320 mi (515 km)282 mi (454 km)

4 Electric Pickup Trucks – Specs

The Tesla Cybertruck in this competition comes with a tri-motor AWD configuration. It runs on 35-inch all-terrain tires. On the other hand, the Rivian R1T has a dual-motor AWD non-performance setup with a larger battery. In essence, it is meant to demonstrate maximum range. Then we have the Ford F-150 Lightning also with the extended-range battery. Finally, the Chevy Silverado EV comes with a gargantuan 215 kWh battery pack, aimed at providing the maximum range.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

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Learn Electric Cars Says

There are tons of moving variables while calculating the range of an electric car. But in order to compare the range figures of two EVs, it is imperative to define the rules and set some basic standards to which every EV must adhere. The YouTubers have taken great care to make this comparison as fair as possible. The aim is not to test the real-world range of the EVs but how close they are to their claimed range figures under ideal and similar circumstances.

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