A California-based electric vehicle startup called Alpha Motors unveiled its new compact battery-electric pickup truck this week, the Alpha Wolf, which is described as a “fun, multi-purpose truck for two passengers,” that is intended for consumers “looking for a solid, four-wheel-drive utility truck without the carbon emissions.”
The Alpha Wolf rides on a battery-electric platform with standard front-wheel-drive or available four-wheel-drive and uses a 75-85 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Alpha Motor says the compact pickup truck will be able to travel between 250 and 275 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in around 6.3 seconds when equipped with the optional 4WD dual-motor powertrain.
From launch, the Alpha Wolf will only available in a two-door, regular cab body style with a single 5.4-foot long bed length. Standard equipment includes DC fast charging, a digital driver’s display, a digital infotainment display with Bluetooth connectivity and a premium sound system. Pricing starts at $36,000 for the single motor version, while the dual-motor model is priced from $46,000. It’s worth noting that these prices do not include the $7,500 federal EV tax credit that buyers are entitled to when purchasing a new battery-powered vehicle.
General Motors does not currently have a product in its stable that competes directly with the Alpha Wolf, as the EV pickup is much smaller than either the Chevy Colorado or GMC Canyon. That said, small pickup trucks are beginning to make a comeback of sorts in North America, with both Ford and Hyundai planning to release their own compact truck offerings in the not-too-distant future.
Reservations for the Alpha Wolf are open now, but Alpha Motors has not said when customers can expect to receive their vehicles, or where they will be produced. Finding any concrete information on Alpha Motors itself is quite difficult, actually, with the company having only been established back in October of last year. However its designs look promising and its products don’t seem overly ambitious – though as any Nikola investor will tell you, starting a brand new electric vehicle is never easy.
Check out the video embedded below to learn a bit more about the Alpha Wolf.