Toyota Testing Tesla Cybertruck, Ford F-150 Lightning And More For Own EV Truck
As Toyota continues to work towards launching its first electric pickup truck in the United States there appears to be more proof that the company is looking to see what the competition has to offer ahead of time.
The company is reportedly now testing the Tesla Cybertruck and Ford F-150 Lightning to work out what the market currently has to offer.
Toyota has been working on a new electric truck for years and a new Motrolix report claims that the company is benchmarking a number of alternatives.
Toyota has gone on an EV benchmarking spree, currently evaluating several vehicles from competing automakers. Sources within Toyota’s product development team tell MOTROLIX that the Japanese automaker is currently benchmarking the Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and the Ford F-150 Lightning, likely in an effort to plan a future Toyota EV pickup.
Benchmarking is normally done by carmakers to allow them to ensure that their new products are not immediately outmatched when they are announced. Toyota is thought to be testing the three full-sized trucks at two campuses in the United States.
Right now Toyota has two electric vehicles in the US market including the Lexus RZ and Toyota bZ4X. The company has hinted at a new electric truck being in the works but nothing has been made official to date. That seems like to change, however, especially if these reports are accurate.