Ford should watch out as Telo has made waves in America with its new pickup truck. Beyond its compact dimensions, this electric vehicle showcases exceptional capabilities, boasting an impressive range of 350 miles on a single charge.
Telo, a California-based startup, has recently introduced the Telo Truck 2024, an innovative electric pickup model quickly gaining attention. Despite its compact dimensions, measuring just 3,860 mh, the Telo Truck surpasses the size of popular A-class cars such as the Kia Morning or Hyundai Grand i10.
Size, however, proves to be inconsequential as this mini pickup truck can match the capabilities of larger trucks. Telo envisions reaching the carrying capacity of the Toyota Tacoma while attaining the efficiency of Tesla in future iterations, as revealed by the automaker.
Like most electric vehicles, the Telo Truck benefits from the absence of an internal combustion engine block and a rear fuel tank, allowing for easy size customization. Consequently, the Telo Truck features a relatively short front end, while its rear cargo area measures 1,524 mm in length, capable of accommodating a board with dimensions of 1,219 x 2,438 mm, as the manufacturer claims.
The versatility of the Telo Truck extends to its rear trunk, which boasts various applications. Alongside a concealed storage bin akin to the Rivian pickup, it can be transformed into a third row by adding additional seat accessories at the back. Additionally, the manufacturer has showcased images of the Telo Truck with a closed container in the cargo area, a styling reminiscent of MPVs.
Telo guarantees that its pickup truck will be equipped with a 106 kWh battery, providing an impressive range of up to 563 km. With a two-motor all-wheel drive configuration, this battery pack generates up to 500 horsepower.
The Telo Truck can accelerate from 0-96 km/h in just 4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 200 km/h. The official electric 2024 Telo Truck pricing is yet to be announced.
The co-founders of Telo include Jason Marks, who spearheaded the ADAS/Autonomous test drive programs at National Instruments, and Forrest North, an electric vehicle veteran, and former Tesla Roadster engineer. North is also the co-founder of Mission Motors and former COO of Recargo/Plugshare, bringing extensive experience to the Telo team.