A new poll has been conducted by the folks over at Autolist, and it looks at what electric trucks consumers prefer. According to the poll results, the majority of consumers who have owned a truck before prefer a GM or Ford electric truck. However, the poll found that the preferences were close. The Tesla Cybertruck was most popular among shoppers who have never owned a truck before with Rivian following close behind.
Despite the wild wedge looks of the Tesla Cybertruck, the only electric pickup that was chosen for its style was the Rivian R1T. Interestingly the results of the poll show that the Rivian truck and Tesla truck will be able to coexist without cannibalizing sales from one another.
About 1,100 current car shoppers were surveyed in late November and early December to get the insights. The poll asked which of the four upcoming electric truck models the consumers would be most interested in. The options were the unnamed GM electric truck, the F-150 electric pickup, Tesla Cybertruck, or the Rivian R1T.
Across all the respondents who had owned a truck before, the top choice was the unnamed GM electric truck with 35 percent of the vote. The Ford electric truck was close behind with 28 percent of the vote. The Rivian R1T was next at 23 percent and the Tesla Cybertruck at 14 percent. It’s no surprise that despite the buzz Tesla created and the number of reservations that have been racked up for the Cybertruck, most consumers who have owned a truck before didn’t want it.
GM’s entry is the biggest mystery of the group, with some speculation suggesting that the Hummer name will be resurrected as an EV. Among non-truck owners, 25.8 percent wanted the Cybertruck, followed by Rivian R1T at 24.8 percent, F-150 EV, and GM electric truck tied at 24.7 percent. Respondents in the poll said that the top reason to get the Ford F-150 EV was trust.