Yesterday MC&T shared a report with our readers about the new Canoo Truck, which is yet another electric pickup slated to hit the market in the near future. And while the Canoo looks like a rather badass vehicle, the name might prove a bit tough for some folks to get behind. That certainly won’t be a problem for the compact electric truck we’re about to share with you, as it might just have one of the coolest names ever slapped on an automobile. This is the Alpha Motors Wolf, or simply the Alpha Wolf. Its California-based automaker hasn’t just given this thing a cool name however, as its styling is nostalgia-inducing in the best way possible.
Electric vehicle fans might be familiar with Alpha Motors, as they have previously showed off their Ace EV coupe and Jax models. Like those offerings, the Alpha Wolf pickup truck harks back to the glory days of automotive design. This compact electric truck is significantly smaller than other trucks on the market, most closely resembling the size of the mid-size trucks of the 1980s and 1990s. And it looks like one of those models too, reminiscent of the legendary Nissan Hardbody or the Toyota Pickup Truck from that vintage. It’s seriously cool, and we can’t help but love the fact that it’s a single cab layout. Certainly this Alpha Wolf has to be more appealing to old-school truck fans than, say, the Tesla Cybertruck.
Under that vintage-inspired bodywork sits Alpha Motors’ modular platform, which is also shared by the two other models in the lineup. The battery is said to fall between 75 or 85 kWh, and the truck will be available in either a single motor or dual-motor setup. Like the upcoming Ford Maverick compact truck, the single motor will turn the front wheels instead of the rear ones. Range is expected to be around 275 miles per charge, which is more than the Canoo we reported on yesterday. Performance metrics aren’t available quite yet, but the automaker claims a 0-60 mph sprint of just 6.2 seconds. Not exactly blistering, but respectable for a truck of this stature. Especially when you look at the beefy off-road rubber that sits beneath the fenders.
The interior isn’t a callback to the 1980s however. It features a minimalistic design, which is a common theme among EV startups. That said, the appointments do look nice, particularly the quilted seats. It is definitely smaller inside than the ginormous trucks we see on the road today, but who really cares. The best part however is the price, which is said to start at just $36,000.
We don’t have any information to share at this point about a production timeline, but expect more on that to come in the near future. You can reserve an Alpha Motors Wolf compact pickup truck from the company’s website at this time, which is a start. Whenever this thing comes out, we think customers will be thrilled. I mean just look at the thing. It’s glorious.