EVs are growing in popularity, but where are the electric pickup trucks? Havelaar, which has operations in Canada, the Netherlands and China, is one of the few pioneers of plug-in pickups. The company revealed its new Bison E-Pickup, which it developed in collaboration with the University of Toronto, at the recent EVVE Conference in Ontario.
The pure electric Bison features a carbon fiber-reinforced steel frame and dual-motor AWD, and claims a range of 300 km (186 miles). Havelaar designed it both for work and weekend adventure: it offers a power socket for tools, telemetry for fleet managers and “rugged off-road capabilities,” as well as a touchscreen display and various driver-assist features. There’s 46 cubic feet of exterior cargo space and 18 cu ft of lockable storage.
The Bison is designed to shrug off harsh Canadian winter weather, just like its namesake.
Havelaar has offered no word on when or whether it will go into production.