As you might imagine, the onboard technology is through the roof. For starters the truck has cameras and active safety systems including sensors for ultrasonic, lidar, and radar.
The onboard navigation system is designed to help you to, “…discover hidden trailheads, scenic byways, and other can’t miss attractions”. This truck wants to go camping.
Perhaps most impressively, the truck is production-ready with 450-employees and an Illinois automotive factory previously operated by Mitsubishi. They are taking 2021 pre-orders now with a $1,000 deposit. This truck is happening folks. Holy smokes!
2020 Atlis XT – Starting at $45,000 (with $7,500 Federal Tax rebate)
“The Atlis XT is a full-size 100-percent electric truck with up to 500-miles of range and (with the available dually configuration) up to 5,000 pounds of payload capacity.”
I was just starting to wrap my head around the implications of the Rivian when the Atlis Motor Vehicles launched the XT in early January. Based in Mesa, Arizona, the specs behind this truck are nothing less than mind blowing.
The Atlis XT is a full-size 100-percent electric truck with up to 500-miles of range and (with the available dually configuration) up to 5,000 pounds of payload capacity. GCWR (gross combined weight rating) is stated at a gobsmacking 35,000 pounds.
With 5,000 pounds of possible payload, the Atlis XT is capable at hauling the majority of hard side non-slide truck campers and a good number of lighter single-slides. Ladies and gentlemen, this could be the electric truck we’ve been looking for.
Atlis states the 0-60 time for the XT at 5-seconds with a top speed of 120 miles per hour. Upping the ante they claim that the XT can tow up to 35,000 pounds of GCWR up a 6-percent grade at a constant 65-miles per hour. And pass a few diesel trucks on the way up!
Four-wheel direct-drive is provided with individual motors at each wheel. Each wheel also features four-wheel independent suspension and regenerative braking with dynamic load control.
“Charge your truck and camper at the campground. This is going to give, “full hookups” an entirely new meaning.”
You can configure an Atlis XT with an extended cab or crew-cab, a 6.5-foot short bed or an 8-foot long bed, or go cab and chassis and install your own service body. Did we mention you can get a dually version with 5,000-pounds of payload?