Torrence, California, USA
“We are so passionate about building vehicles that can change people’s lives,” states Tony Aquila, Executive Chairman & CEO, Canoo Technologies Inc.
“Our pickup truck is as strong as the toughest trucks out there and includes features for people who use trucks – on the job, weekend and adventure.”
Designed in-house by Canoo, a company developing breakthrough purpose-built electric vehicles (EVs) with a proprietary and highly versatile platform architecture, this new pickup truck is destined to be the most cab-forward and space-efficient on the market, with massive cargo capacity on the smallest footprint possible.
With its utilitarian design and compact maneuverability, this vehicle reinforces Canoo’s mission of creating electric vehicles for everyone on the road or dirt road.
Thanks to the flexible platform and steer-by-wire, the passenger compartment was able to be shifted forward to maximize driver visibility.
Canoo’s designers gave the pickup added stance and durability with increased wheel spats to support larger wheels, which provides improved stability and gives it a rugged profile.
Advanced lighting technology provides adaptive safety, and the company’s iconic signature headlights and taillights serve as core brand identifiers without the need for a logo.
The bumpers are designed for maximum functionality and durability with integrated tow hooks and metal skid plates on both the front and rear.
The vehicle’s fog lamps are also integrated seamlessly into the bumper design to offer the driver additional visibility and safety. Lined with trim and materials selected for durability, the extended cab vehicle has two seats in the front with a customizable rear compartment that can accommodate two additional seats or support additional purpose-built use-case configurability.
Engineered on their tested Multi-Purpose Platform (MPP1), the Pickup Truck has the payload capacity of a full-size on the exterior footprint of a mid-size with enhanced maneuverability for any terrain.
Canoo’s line of battery electric vehicles is purposefully designed to help everyday people be more productive and enjoy a return on capital from their vehicle, putting money back into the pockets of its consumers.
The pickup truck is the third vehicle that will be based on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform architecture, enabling the accelerated development timeline. Canoo’s EV platform functionally integrates all the critical components of an electric powertrain to be as flat and efficient as possible.
Traditional EV platforms have power units, shock towers, and mechanical steering columns that protrude into the vehicle and take up space.
By incorporating steer-by-wire and other space-saving technologies, Canoo’s thin platform, with no need for an engine compartment, allows the company to offer a flatbed size comparable to America’s best-selling pickup truck on a smaller footprint.
This makes the vehicle easier to maneuver and more convenient to drive and park in any terrain.
The production version of the pickup truck will open for preorders in Q2 2021, with deliveries beginning as early as 2023.
Project: Canoo Pickup
Designers: Canoo Technologies Inc.
Manufacturer: Canoo Technologies Inc.