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New Tesla Cybertruck Killer Comes With 500 Mile Range
Atlis XT 100% electric pickup truck

Tesla Cybertruck is one of the most anticipated electric trucks to launch in the future. Cybertruck’s impact on the masses was so strong that other carmakers started working on their own electric pickup trucks as soon as they appeared on the internet.

Whenever we talk about Cybertruck competitors, most people think of the Rivian R1T or the GMC Hummer EV. However, some of the lesser-known electric pickup trucks are potentially considered rivals for the Tesla Cybertruck.

Tesla Cybertruck Killer: Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck

Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck  on The Road
Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck on The Road

Atlis XT looks muscular, durable, and a sturdy pickup truck. Its makers claim that it’s designed to maximize utility, storage, comfort, and to work in extreme conditions.

Atlis XT is available in three configurations: each with a range of 300 miles, 400 miles, and 500 miles.

VariantBattery PackPrice
300 Miles125 kWh$45,000
400 MilesNA$65,000
500 MilesNA$85,000

For reference, the Tesla Cybertruck starts at $39,900 and goes up to $69,900 for the top-spec model. Similar to the Atlis XT, the top variant Cybertruck also has an EPA range of up to 500 miles.

Configuration

The Atlis XT will be a 4-wheel drive electric pickup truck with independent traction motors on each wheel. Also, there is a four-wheel autonomous air suspension system, a single-speed gearbox per axle, regenerative braking with dynamic control, and more.

However, the automaker did not specify whether this applies to all variants of the top model only. Also, the XT pickup truck will be available in flatbed and service bed configurations.

Performance

The top-end model can run from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0 seconds. The company claims it can reach a top speed of 120 mph. On the other hand, the top-spec Tesla Cybertruck can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds.

In terms of power output, we don’t have much information about it.

Ground Clearance

The Atlis XT will offer two different ground clearance options. Customers can choose between a choice of 12″ or 15″ ride height option.

Comparison with Tesla Cybertruck

As per the official Atlis Motors website, it has a towing capacity of up to 17,000 lbs. In contrast, Tesla Cybertruck’s towing capacity is 14,000 lbs.

Additionally, the maximum payload capacity of the Atlis XT is 5,000 lbs, while that of the Tesla Cybertruck is 3,500 lbs.

It’s pretty impressive to see a starter electric truck like the Atlis XT trying to beat the Tesla Cybertruck.

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Closing

Atlis XT is a new name for everyone, including some EV fans. Also, if we compare it to the Tesla Cybertruck, it is lagging in terms of technology, particularly when we talk about features like Tesla Autopilot, FSD, Sentry Mode, and others.

However, if we look at it as a conventional pickup truck, it has almost everything you need. In fact, the specs are quite impressive as they have a range of up to 500 miles and a higher towing capacity. The Atlis XT is a spacious, robust, long-range, and powerful electric pickup truck.

The only thing the customer gets is the price, $85,000 for the top model seems a bit expensive considering the brand value.