Arizona-based electric-vehicle startup Atlis Motor Vehicles has revealed the first images of its new Atlis XT all-electric work truck. When it debuts, the Atlis XT electric pickup will rival the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV.
The specs for the upcoming Atlis XT include a claimed 500 miles of range and recharge time in less than 15 minutes. Atlis is also developing 400-mile and 300-mile configurations.
Designed for work environments and towing, the Atlis XT features an exterior design that emphasizes, practicality, aerodynamic performance, and visibility. Available storage includes a front trunk, while the bed in back gets a spray-on bed liner and 18.5 cubic feet of space. The Atlis XT is offered with both 6.5-foot and 8-foot bed lengths.
Practicality is also enhanced with two 110-volt outlets, a 240-volt outlet, an air compressor, and several USB-C charging ports. Active headlights up front include four daytime running lights that double as turn signals, and can be programmed to emit different colors depending on the application (such as red for an emergency vehicle). Digital mirrors are used for enhanced visibility around the vehicle.
The vehicle step-ups are integrated directly with the platform of the vehicle, while air spring suspension keeps it shiny side up.
The interior spec offers both three-passenger and six-passenger seating layouts. Front and rear center consoles, a locking storage area, three cupholders, and two wireless phone chargers are on board, while a digital dashboard keeps tabs on the vitals. A 12.8-inch central touchscreen is equipped for infotainment duties. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration is also included.
The Atlis XT will have a variety of customization options on tap, including up-fit options like a service body or flatbed, as well as configurations for tradespeople, small businesses, and fleet owners.
“We are out to change the work truck market. The goal is to create an electric pickup with the performance characteristics of a ¾-ton diesel that can quickly be recharged,” said Atlis founder and CEO, Mark Hanchett. “We’ve focused on the design features our target market cares most about – maximizing functionality, storage, capability, and passenger comfort to create the best possible ownership experience.”
Atlis says production will ramp up late in 2022.