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Maxus T90EV new all-electric pickup truck

The company indicated a payload of 1 ton

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While the pickup market has been slow to adopt purely electric powertrains, there will be a sudden influx of manufacturers such as Ford, Volkswagen, Geely and possibly Tesla in the coming years.

The T90EV is now available to order in the UK starting at £49,950 ex VAT, with first deliveries due in the first quarter of 2023. Maxus is owned by China's SAIC Motor and the firm is steadily gaining a reputation in the UK for its van models.

The new pickup truck will look somewhat familiar to Maxus owners with a huge horizontally slatted grille. There are also plenty of rugged details to highlight its commercial roots.

The electric version of the T90EV removes the entire undercarriage of the standard truck and replaces it with an 88.5kWh battery located under the chassis. The electric car received a single electric motor, which is installed at the rear, with a capacity of 201 hp, which means that the T90EV is rear-wheel drive. The low-slung battery under the chassis means that ground clearance will be limited, so off-road driving, especially wading, can be a problem.

It will take 45 minutes to charge from 20 to 80% using an 80 kW charger. Maxus claims a maximum range of 350 km.

The double cab model is a standard pickup truck shape with dimensions of 5365mm x 1900mm x 1809mm, while the loading bed measures 1485mm x 1510mm x 530mm. Maxus listed a payload of 1,000 kg.

Standard equipment includes a 10.25-inch digital touchscreen, reversing camera, LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and body roll bar. Additional options include all-terrain tires, as well as an off-road winch in the front bumper.

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