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New Canoo Pickup Taking on the Big Players


Canoo is a company to keep an eye out for. Their unique and versatile platform architecture allows for them to build some pretty amazing looking vehicles. They recently debuted their fully-electric pickup truck. The Canoo pickup truck will start its pre-orders in the next few months, albeit for the US most probably, and deliveries taking place in 2023.

Several features of the Canoo pickup truck include:

Pull-out Bed Extension

Canoo Pull-out Bed Extension

The Canoo Pickup is built for the tough jobs, and for hauling long loads. The pickup bed is around 1.8m and can be extended to a full enclosed 2.4m. The pull-handle bed extension also helps with loading and unloading the truck. The extension also serves as a license plate holder. When the bed is extended, a second layer of tailgate doors can be swiveled out. The bed-extension also houses a secondary lamp, containing all tail lamp functions, so the truck can be driven while the bed space is maximized.

Fold Down Worktable + Cargo Storage

Canoo Fold Down Worktable and Cargo Storage

For those that rely on mobile work, the pickup features a front cargo storage area that can hold tools or gear, also includes a fold down worktable with electrical outlets. The workstation table is extendable to allow customers to have maximized work surface on the go. It can also serve for the outdoor explorers as an area to put on gear before heading out exploring.

Flip-Down Side Tables

Canoo Flip-Down Side Tables

More work benches on the sides too! Bothsides of the vehicle house a flip down table in two expandable depths. Built into the side panel of the truck bed, the flip-down side table becomes a workbench with multi-functional power sources in close proximity.

Side Step + Storage

Canoo Side Step and Storage

On the side of the vehicle there is a hidden step to allow quick and easy access to the truck bed. Underneath the step is a flexible storage area for items including: a first-aid kit, cooler for snacks and drinks, lockable laptop storage and more. This space efficient feature is only possible due to Canoo’s ultra-flat platform.

Modular Bed with Space Dividers

Canoo Modular Bed with Space Dividers

The truck bed is modular with the use of Canoo’s space divider system designed to keep items separate and secure. The bed wall also incorporates modular wheel chocks to secure bikes and configurable tie downs for ladders, large equipment, and other materials.

Multi-Accessory Charge Port

Canoo Multi-Accessory Charge Port

The pickup truck can double as a powerplant with exportable power accessible on all sides of the vehicle. Power can last all day for tools and devices, with as little as 10% impact on vehicle range.

Integrated Overhead + Bed Perimeter Lighting

Canoo Integrated Overhead and Bed Perimeter Lighting

The third brake light doubles as an overhead light to see inside the cargo bed at night. The vehicle is also equipped with perimeter lighting on all sides of the bed wall for added visibility.

Roof Rack

Canoo Roof Rack

The pickup truck has optional roof racks in variable sizes for added cargo storage. The roof rack is easily accessible from the flatbed or via the sidestep.

Camper Shell

Canoo Camper Shell

The pickup truck has been designed to accommodate a variety of camper shells to fit as many use cases as possible.

With their proprietary multipurpose platform architecture, Canoo can pump out newly designed vehicles in no time. Their EV platform functionally integrates all the critical components of an electric powertrain to be as flat and efficient as possible. Traditional EV platforms have power units, shock towers and mechanical steering columns that protrude into the vehicle and take up space. By incorporating steer-by-wire and other space-saving technologies, Canoo’s thin platform, with no need for an engine compartment, allows the company to offer a flatbed size comparable to America’s best-selling pickup truck on a smaller footprint. This makes the vehicle easier to maneuver and more convenient to drive and park in any terrain.

Vehicle specifications for the Canoo pickup truck include:

  • Dual or rear motor configurations
  • Up to 600 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque with dual motors
  • Vehicle payload capacity of approximately 816kgs
  • 322+ km of battery range  
  • Steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire technology
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Overall length: 4677 mm (with bed extension: 5400 mm)
  • Width: 1980 mm (with mirrors: 2209 mm)
  • Height: 1920 mm (with roof rack: 2085 mm)
  • Bed WxL: 1627 mm x 1817 mm (with extension: 1627 mm x 2600 mm)
  • Bed depth: 522 mm
  • Roof rack WxL: 1230 mm x 1360 mm
  • Tires: 265 60 R18

Canoo’s designers gave the pickup added stance and durability with increased wheel spats to support larger wheels, which provides improved stability and gives it a rugged profile. Advanced lighting technology provides adaptive safety, and the company’s iconic signature headlights and taillights serve as core brand identifiers without the need for a logo. Beyond just storage, the front surface of the vehicle has been extended to better protect the headlights and windscreen.

 The bumpers are designed for maximum functionality and durability with integrated tow hooks and metal skid plates on both the front and rear. The vehicle’s fog lamps are also integrated into the bumper design to offer the driver additional visibility and safety. Lined with trim and materials selected for durability, the extended cab vehicle has two seats in the front with a customizable rear compartment that can accommodate two additional seats or support additional purpose-built use-case configurability.

Full specifications will be revealed closer to production.

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