If you’re not familiar with Atlis Motor Vehicles, The Sleuth thinks you will be in the not-too-distant future. The Arizona-based company is planning an assault on General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler’s highly profitable truck business with the all-electric Atlis XT. The company says the $45,000 (starting price) pickup will have a 500-mile maximum range, carry up to 5,000 pounds and tow up to 35,000 pounds. Unloaded, the Atlis will accelerate to 60 mph from rest in claimed five seconds and attain a top speed of 120 mph. The truck will apparently be built in the United States in 2020, although there’s no word as to where.

The XT is an electric pickup that the manufacturer — Atlis — claims has a 500-mile range. PHOTO: ATLIS

An electric pickup takes direct aim at the establishment:

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