Rumor: New VW Amarok pickup truck could get an all-electric model variant
Electric pickup trucks like the Ford F-150 Lightning and enormous GMC Hummer EV currently belong to the hottest and most sought-after EVs on the North American market. Fortunately, pickup truck fans in other regions can now also rejoice as an established German manufacturer is about the reenter this popular market segment after the production of the original VW Amarok ended about two years ago.
The brand-new Volkswagen Amarok, which will be based on the T6 platform known from the successful Ford Ranger, is expected to hit the market between the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. At launch, the midsize pickup truck is expected to feature up to five different internal combustion engines, including a brand-new V6 turbo diesel. However, according to a new report by Motor1, the world's second-largest automaker now also considers offering the VW Amarok with an all-electric powertrain.
With a length of 210 inches and a wheelbase of 129 inches, the Volkswagen Amarok should provide more than enough space for an adequately sized battery. For reference, the not exactly small VW ID. Buzz comes with a battery capacity of 77 kWh. Volkswagen has further announced that the practical Amarok will receive a rear-wheel drive and two different all-wheel drive configurations. We will report on further technical details of the exciting electric pickup truck as soon as they become available.
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