“Can’t talk right now, brother. I’m about to start reading a new Gallantry article about electric cars, electric trucks, and the whole nine. You know how I feel about my Gallantry article time. You know better than to interrupt me. Over and out.”
The electric vehicle is seeing rapid innovation. Traditional automakers (General Motors, Ford, Dodge, etc.) left and right are cooking up serious plans for electrification. While there is no doubt that Tesla is still the Coca-Cola of the game (at least for now), the next few years are going to see a serious ramping up of electrified cars and EV production.
Believe it or not, there are some pretty nifty-looking future electric cars, EVs, future rides, whatever you want to call them, waiting to get unleashed. You might even say we’re in the midst of an “Electric Car Revolution” (we’re not calling it that just yet, we’re just saying, you know, one could feasibly call it that).
Some of these rides aren’t just for the tofu set, either. In fact, a bunch of these whips actually look pretty fresh. They’re being developed in a whole bunch of sizes, prices, designs, and shapes, too.
“Back off! I’m reading about new Electric Cars and Trucks on Gallantry, bro!”
We’re going to take a look at a few future electric cars and future electric trucks that have jumped out at us and revved our engines up (sorry, we mean charged our batteries up) for whatever reason.
The times, oh yes, they are o’ changing. So let’s take a look at some of the new kids on the block looking to remake the American automotive landscape, shall we?
“Damn. Those Bollinger trucks look like they could do some damage!”
THE BOLLINGER 2022 B1 & B2 FROM BOLLINGER MOTORS
From a pure design perspective, these utilitarian pickup trucks (according to Bollinger, they’re the “world’s most capable sport utility trucks) are wicked sharp and absent of pretension. They’re big boys ready for action, that’s for sure.
With massive 142-kWh battery packs that’ll give you around 200 miles of range and dual electric motors delivering 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of AWD grunt, these SUVs, which have removable glass, roof panels, and doors (not to mention fold-down rear cabin panels), can go anywhere.
One of the coolest features of the B1 is that it offers a pass-through compartment that can store cargo up to 13-feet long, while the more spartan B2 can carry gear up to a whopping 20-feet long. Just one of the many neat features a truck can have when there’s no engine in sight!
“Can you help me get out of here? I want to read about the Bollinger 2022 B1 and B2 on Gallantry. Thanks, man.”
Both of these black beauties start at $125,000, so these punch packers certainly aren’t cheap. But, hey, they are pretty cool.
“I said don’t interrupt me while I’m reading about The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning during my special Gallantry article time, bro!”
THE 2022 FORD F-150 LIGHTNING
You can’t really have a conversation (well, you could, but you know what we mean) about new mainstream electric pickup trucks without hitting the Ford F-150 Lightning patch. The Ford F-Series pickup truck has always been a staple of America’s roads (it’s the best-selling vehicle in the United States, after all). With the Lightning, Ford is looking to keep that Americana party going well into the future, BEV-style, with its most powerful F-150 to-date.
With your pick of 230 or 300-mile batteries, a minimum of 426 horsepower, 775 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time in the mid 4-seconds, and a wild lineup of neat technical features (the Lightning can actually power your house for 72 hours in case of emergency), this is one set of wheels we’re definitely going to be keeping our eyes on. While Ford hasn’t dropped the official EPA numbers yet, it’s looking like the extended range version is going to have a 300 mile range, while the standard model will have a 230 mile range.
With a starting rate under $40K, we’re not particularly mad at the price tag, either.
“Look at me. I’m going to tell you exactly what I told the other guy. Do not ever, and I mean ever, interrupt me while I’m reading about new electric cars and trucks on Gallantry. You got that, bruh?”
THE 2022 GMC HUMMER EV SUV
If you haven’t been able to read the room thus far, we’ll spell it out for you in simple english. We like big rides at Gallantry. Hell, one day we’re going to produce a Gallantry Monster Truck if we can (okay, maybe that’s getting a little bit carried away, but you get the gist). Therefore, it should come as no surprise that we’re kind of picking up what the GMC Hummer EV SUV (which can drive itself on the highway) is putting down. With a 1,000 horsepower, a range of 350-plus, a 0-60 mph time of three seconds, and some no-joke off-road capabilities, the world’s first all-electric supertruck has our interest piqued.
The going rate for this guy is $79,995, so as far as price goes, its smack dab in the middle between the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Bollinger B1/B2. Good stuff.
“Ludacris. Shoot me straight here. Do your buddies from the Fast & The Furious franchise know that you’re talking to me about the return of the Tesla Roadster?”
THE 2022 TESLA ROADSTER
While Tesla hasn't had a high-performing, aerodynamic Roadster on the market in over a decade, Elon Musk tells us that it is set to make its big return next year with a 0-60 mph of less than 2 seconds (!), 600-plus miles of range, spaceship-inspired air thrusters, and a 250-plus mph top speed. Reserve one today for $50,000, and you can pay the rest of the $200,000 price tag off when you get yours in the, er, mail.
“Look. Elon. I want to talk to you about Gallantry later. They’ve got the best EDC in town and I think you and I need to get in on the action, you know what I mean?”
If you’re into the cut of this four-seater’s jib, watch the Roadster Unveil with Elon HERE.
“Listen, homie. I’m just trying to smoke my cigs and read some Gallantry articles. I’m about to peep a little something-something about the Lotus Evija, so I’m going to need to you take a hike.”
THE 2022 LOTUS EVIJA
The quickest and lightest (it weighs just over 3700 pounds) EV ever to enter production, this whiz machine packs almost 2000 horsepower, can get from 0-60mph in less than three seconds, and hit a top speed of more than 200 mph. Talk about a hypercar.
Only 130 models of this ride, the most powerful production car in the world, will be built, so if you’re thinking about shelling out an absolutely insane $2 million for one of these sports cars, the time to dig your heels in is now.
Oh, also, we should mention that the Evija isn’t exactly “street legal” in America. So, you know, there’s that.
“Man. These new electric cars and trucks aren’t like the old ones. I think I need to read that article on Gallantry again, share it with my buds, and cop some new EDC while I’m at it. Yeah, that’s definitely my new plan.”
A FINAL WORD ON ELECTRIC CARS
There’s no doubt that a lot of these upcoming EV (The Ford F-150 Lightning aside) drops cost a pretty penny compared to your average gas-powered cars. Nevertheless, this is all likely to change in time. Plus, most (not Tesla and GM) EVs are eligible for a U.S. federal electric car tax credit, so if you do decide to buy an electric car and take advantage of the credit, you’ll be seeing up to $7,500 back at tax time.
For a deeper dive into the many EVs coming out in 2022 and beyond, we recommend heading over to U.S. News & World Report .