As the automotive industry begins its shift towards electric vehicles, we are starting to see more and more EVs pop up in segments we never thought were viable. The pickup truck segment may just be the greatest example of this, as several automakers prepare to roll out battery-powered trucks in the coming years. While we’re sure you’ve heard of the Tesla Cybertruck, the electric Ford F-150 and the GMC Hummer EV, the team at Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus are working on an electric truck of their own. Thanks to a recent Instagram post made by the boutique automaker, we now have our first look at the SCG 010 Zero. Also known as the the SCG Boot pickup you never knew you needed.
Fans of off-road racing are sure to be familiar with Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, as the automaker has managed to beat the Ford Bronco two years in a row at the Baja 1000. They did so with their SCG Boot, a hardcore off-road machine inspired by Steve McQueen’s original baja racer. If you are a fan of that V8-powered 4×4, you are certainly going to like the SCG 010 Zero. This is because the new truck essentially looks like an SCG Boot with a bed attached to the back. Unlike the current offering however, this truck is slated to arrive as a zero emissions vehicle.
Opposed to the other electric pickups coming to the market, this truck won’t be a battery-electric machine. Instead, the SCG 010 Zero will utilize a hydrogen fuel cell in order to provide electricity. SCG has been clear about their interest in hydrogen, with plans to race their upcoming hydrogen-powered SCG 008 at the 2022 iteration of the Baja 1000. Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus says that this new fuel-cell will allow their truck to drive 1,000 miles between fill ups, which should only take five minutes to complete. Compared to the current crop of EVs out there, these figures are genuinely game-changing.
This announcement comes after James Glickehuas got into it with Elon Musk about the viability of hydrogen powered machines back in December. More accurately put, the South-African billionaire says hydrogen power “mind boggling stupid”, which SCG doesn’t agree with. In the time since the boutique automaker has doubled down on fuel-cell vehicles, announcing the 008, 009, and 010 Zero. Whether or not they get the same amount of social media love as other EVs, we wouldn’t bet against these new zero emission vehicles from SCG. Just ask Ford what happens when you do that.