Range test: Tesla Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 Lightning vs. Rivian R1T vs. Chevy Silverado EV

Vlad, 21 March 2024

What would happen if you took four of the best electric pickup trucks currently available and pitted them against each other in a range test, driving them all until they die? That's exactly what the folks at Out of Spec Reviews have done, and the video embedded below details their experience.

In case you just want the numbers, we'll get to those in a bit, but first let's mention that the trucks tested were the Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast, the Rivian R1T Dual-Motor Large Pack, the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat Extended Range, and the Chevrolet Silverado EV 4WT.

Spoiler alert: The Chevy Silverado is the winner, and not by an insignificant margin. The Ford F-150 Lightning came in last, with the Rivian in second and the Cybertruck in third.

Now let's dive into the actual numbers. The test was done at 70 mph with highway driving, on the same day in the same conditions for all trucks. The Ford F-150 Lightning died after 282 miles, while being EPA rated for 320 miles. It managed 2.1 miles per kWh from its 130 kWh battery.

The Cybertruck died after 304 miles, which is interestingly a tiny bit more than the EPA quoted (but not yet rated) range of 301 miles. It managed 2.5 miles per kWh from its 123 kWh battery.

The Rivian R1T died after 345 miles, while being EPA-rated for 352 miles of range. It managed an efficiency of 2.6 miles per kWh from its 135 kWh battery.

Finally, let's look at the winner. The Chevy Silverado EV died after 434 miles, while its EPA rating is 450 miles. Efficiency-wise, it did 2 miles per kWh from its massive 215 kWh battery, which goes to show that brute forcing the range problem by fitting huge batteries does sort of work - at least for a vehicle like this where the size allows for such a massive pack.

The entire video is a fascinating look into the state of electric pickup trucks and how they deal with range on a highway, so we highly recommend you watch it, despite its length.

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