Why electric and hybrid pick & SUVs?

Expedition Nomadic Adventures
4 min readMay 22, 2021
Images courtesy of the Ford Motor Company

So far, 2021, the people of our planet are emerging from a world pandemic with vaccinations. Mean while the automotive industry is introducing all-electric and hybrid pickup trucks and SUVs for mass production.

This past May 19, 2021. The Ford Motor Company debuted their first-ever, electric F-150 pickup truck. Yes, a pickup truck Ford claims to be the best-selling pickup truck in the entire world for the past forty years.

The vehicle’s specifications ooze with technology. It has a 15-inch touch screen console in the middle of the dash, between the front driver’s seat and passenger. It utilizes blue-tooth technology to connect to your cellular phone.

The high-end model trims for the pickup offer the option with the proper setup and battery strength to electrify your home during a power outage, and the base price starts at of $39,000.

Yes, that right the no-frills version of the pickup will cost the price of the first home many American’s baby boomers paid. I wonder if it will have crank windows?

But this announcement is just the first of many salvos to be sent streaming across the bow of the fossil fuels industry. Because this announcement from Ford is the first in what is expected to be no less than half a dozen and more fully electrified or hybrid combination pickup trucks and SUVs debuting through 2023.

Image courtesy of Car & Driver: Tesla Cybertruck.

Here are the names of pickup trucks to debut: Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Chevrolet Electric pickup , Bolinger B2 , and the Lordstown Endurance . Ah, yes, they are all pickup trucks, with the Tesla costing $39.000 and the Bolinger topping the list at $125.000.

Image courtesy of Car & Driver: 2021 Rivian R1T electric pickup.



Expedition Nomadic Adventures

I’m a retiree, nomadically traveling full-time around North American. I’m an aspiring creative fiction romance writer about baby boomers.