scorecardThis electric and solar truck is a Tesla CyberTruck look-alike, and it’s coming out in 2025
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This electric and solar truck is a Tesla CyberTruck look-alike, and it’s coming out in 2025

This electric and solar truck is a Tesla CyberTruck look-alike, and it’s coming out in 2025
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  • Chinese startup EdisonFuture recently unveiled a solar and electric truck dubbed the EF1-T.
  • It features a retractable solar panel that also acts as a cover for a 6.5-foot bed inside.
  • The EF1-T looks futuristic but also very much like the CyberTruck.
Tesla is yet to release its CyberTruck but there’s already a rival of the futuristic vehicle. A Chinese startup showcased a new electric pickup truck concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, and it looks quite like the Tesla CyberTruck.

The electric and solar truck is dubbed the EF1-T and it has been created by Chinese electric car startup EdisonFuture. It features a retractable solar cover that charges the car when it's out during the day. The company says the solar roof can deliver between 25 and 35 miles of range per day. The solar cover when closed makes the EF1-T pickup truck look very much like the Tesla CyberTruck. It otherwise looks like a futuristic pickup truck.

There’s more to the retractable solar cover of EF1-T. It’s also called “Armadillo Armor” which is very aptly named as it features a sloped shape design and the layered look of the solar panels make it look like an armadillo. The Armadillo Armor also protects whatever’s inside the 6.5-footbed of the pickup truck. There are no bulletproof claims of this armour though like the Tesla CyberTruck.

Inside the EF1-T electric and solar pickup truck, there’s ambient lighting, a 17.5-inch infotainment screen, mirror camera screens, door-mounted toolbox and roof-mounted reading lights.

There’s no price set for the EF1-T but the company plans on launching the truck in 2025. It’s also planning to offer a series of EF1-T trucks. The lineup includes a single-motor EF1-T Standard model, a dual-motor model EF1-TP Premium, and a tri-motor model EF1-TS Super that promises a range of up to 450 miles, and a 3000-lb payload.

EdisonFuture has a lot planned for the EF1-T but there’s still time before we see the electric and solar pickup truck. And it looks like Tesla will lead the way first with the CyberTruck expected to launch sometime next year.

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