First Images Of Atlis XT Electric Pickup Prototype Revealed: Video16
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.
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Can you say Vaporware? All talk and no fully functional prototype to be found.
Styling for those who find Range Rovers too exciting.
Rivaling Cybertruck as the truck I drew in 1st grade come to life.
Exactly, I’m not sure if my wife would want to be seen in this…Lol.
God, I hate the newer “simpler design” for all cars and trucks. Everything used to look so much better.
You can thank Your Betters in Washington, because of the ever-increasing CAFE numbers.
Designing car bodies with curves (technical term: class A surfacing) is expensive and time consuming. Even today, car makers still make full size clay models and somebody goes and scrapes it with hand tools until it looks right, then it’s 3D scanned back into the computer. This happens multiple times as consumer preferences, engineering constraints, aerodynamics, safety, and all that stuff gets worked out.
In the old days before CNC, the tooling was made from the clay models.
These small hype-driven startups don’t have the time, money, equipment, or expertise to that. They start out thinking they can do it all on the computer, quickly realize it’s too hard and time consuming, and the little kid design is the end result.
I think I would also question their assertion that it is aerodynamic. I thought the reason cars no longer have the squared off back window was too much turbulence. So I am thinking not only could they not afford the class A surfacing, they also could not afford wind tunnel analysis. As someone else mentioned, it looks like Homer did the design. And as someone else said, the cybertruck is even worse. Are people so desperate to be “woke” they will drive around in a clown car?
It doesn’t matter on a pickup. The air behind the cab and in the box forms a stagnant region and the air flows over it. The major parts of concern for turbulence is the back edge of the cab roof and the back edge of the tailgate. Most modern pickups have spoilers on the tailgate. GM puts a large spoiler at the back of the cab, I also understand that roof taper is used to accomplish a similar effect.
Aerodynamics is rarely intuitive, it’s hard to judge how a design works just by looking at it.
I feel like I made this truck with Legos as a kid.
Well at least it doesn’t look like that thing from Tesla.
The line I like from the article is “the Atlis XT features an exterior design that emphasizes, practicality, aerodynamic performance, and visibility.”
Did Homer Simpson design this thing?
Looks like somebody gave a 10-year-old kid a pencil and a straight edge and told him to draw an old Hummer.
Look, it’s a more practical execution of the new Hummer pickup.
Y’all just thought the CT was ugly. Lol. Doubtful they will get any money out of me.
Reminds of the International Harvester pickup from 1970. Rustbucket on wheels .. looked nice 345 C I that got 8 miles a gallon on a good day.