2025 EdisonFuture EF1-T Concept Pickup – Two truck concepts were presented by EdisonFuture, an infant EV brand, at the LA Auto Show. The goal is to bring both models to market by 2025. The EF1-T concept is particularly interesting (and very long). Although the company is not trying to compete directly with Tesla, the EF1T pickup could be a popular alternative to the Tesla Cybertruck, should it ever become production.
2025 EdisonFuture EF1-T Concept Pickup Review
Phoenix Motor Inc., Ontario, Canada has created EdisonFuture, a passenger electric vehicle brand. As a dual-brand strategy, EdisonFuture joins Phoenix Motorcars under the larger EV umbrella. Phoenix Motorcars is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SPI Energy ($SPI), and focuses on solar energy, which is a key feature in the EdisonFuture vehicles. We reported last April that SPI Energy and Icona Design Group had formed a partnership to design and develop fully electric vehicles for the passenger and commercial markets. The company said at the time that the EVs would be sold under either the Phoenix Motorcars or EdisonFuture brands. EdisonFuture’s first two electric trucks concepts were unveiled at the LA Auto Show. They are massive.
According to EdisonFuture, the company was receiving a lot of feedback through Phoenix Motorcars from commercial fleet customers about consumer versions of its EV technology. This is an early version of passenger EV technology that has yet to establish itself in an (all-embracingly) saturated market. However, the EdisonFuture team is open to the fact that these are still concepts and that the production versions will vary depending on feedback from consumers. This feedback is welcomed and accepted by the company as it pursues future prototyping. Although the new brand for consumer electric vehicles is still in its infancy stages, EdisonFuture will bring its entire team and technology to Phoenix Motorcars to assist in the effort. Many of these individuals have been working on EV technologies for more than a decade. EdisonFuture has a distinct advantage in design and production infrastructure. However, it must still make a big splash and get actual production going if it is to be successful. It could start with the EF1–T, which caused many passersby to stop and take a closer look at the West Hall of LA Convention Center this week.
2025 EdisonFuture EF1-T Concept Pickup Rumors
The EF1T Pickup
The EF1T was the most notable EV among the two that were presented in LA. Its similarities to the Cybertruck and its size alone made it stand out. Many automakers are shifting to smaller, more compact SUVs at a time when fully electric pickups are still in development. The EF1T looks as if it could eat a Nissan Leaf, and then throw the license plate out. This is especially evident when you look at how long it is. EdisonFuture’s new line of EV trucks is designed to encourage EV adoption, rather than compete against other automakers.
The EF1-T could be one of these options. The electric pickup can be as long as 243 inches, which is more than 20 feet. The Cybertruck measured 231.7 inches before Tesla removed its specifications. The upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning will be 232.7 inches. The cabin is spacious and has a bright orange interior. The EF1-T is a model of Rivian and features such as a toolbox at the rear passenger door. The most striking feature was however the integration of solar panels into the roof of EdisonFuture EVs. Particularly the solar-equipped armadillo shell above the EF1T. EdisonFuture expects that these solar panels will provide between 25 and 35 additional miles per day in sunny conditions. Fisker’s Ocean EV, which is due to debut in 2018, will be able to travel four miles per day in sunny conditions and 5.5 miles in ideal conditions.
We asked if one model would be preferred over the other. They told us that the original plan was to launch both EVs together. The EF team said that they had noticed a much greater interest in the EF1T pickup at the Auto Show. EdisonFuture shared plans for a third EV at the unveiling of EF1-T. This will be a solar SUV that will follow the two first models.
There are many new EV automakers trying their best to establish themselves in the market. Even some relatively unknown companies were present at the LA Auto Show. Seeing a company with concept EVs can be a sign to move on to more tangible products. However, EdisonFuture is worth mentioning because of its association with Phoenix Motorcars. Phoenix Motorcars is an established commercial EV manufacturer that has developed and implemented a lot of its own technology. Personally, I think the branding could be improved. Edison was a rival of Tesla, Nikola was Tesla’s first name. Faraday Future also comes to my mind. I find it all a bit derivative and analog, but maybe that’s just me. These are only concepts at this stage. It will take time and money to bring these beasts to scale. Although it will be difficult, there is a way to see that the technology exists, especially the solar panels. As the company works towards its 2025 goal, I look forward to following their progress.