Isuzu’s D-MAX BEV Is The Compact Electric Truck You Really Want

Isuzu’s D-MAX BEV Is The Compact Electric Truck You Really Want

Isuzu, a Japanese vehicle manufacturer, will unveil at the upcoming 45th Bangkok International Motor Show (March 27 to April 7 in Thailand) its first electric model—D-Max one-ton pickup truck.

The D-Max is a mid-size pickup truck that has been manufactured since 2002 in Thailand. The initial two generations shared their platform with the Chevrolet Colorado, while the current third generation is different and shares a platform with the Mazda BT-50.

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EV pickup segment expands

There are several all-electric pickup truck models available in the U.S., including the Chevrolet Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, GMC Hummer EV Pickup, Rivian R1T, Tesla Cybertruck, and soon Ram 1500 REV. Most of them are full-size. However, the market also needs smaller models.

Isuzu says that the all-electric D-Max BEV version has been developed to meet a broad range of commercial and passenger vehicle needs while retaining the tough underlying performance expected of pickup trucks.

The vehicle is equipped with a dual-motor, full-time all-wheel drive system, with a peak power output of 130 kilowatts (40 kW front and 90 kW rear) and peak torque of 325 Nm (108 Nm front and 217 Nm rear). That’s enough to offer a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h) and take up to 2,204 lbs of cargo (1,000 kg) or tow up to 7,716 lbs (3,500 kg).

Isuzu D-MAX BEV sketch
Isuzu D-MAX BEV sketch

Interestingly, the battery pack is just 66.9 kilowatt-hours, although the manufacturer does not explain whether it’s total or net battery capacity. Nonetheless, that’s at least one step below the 98 kWh Standard Range battery used in the Ford F-150 Lightning full-size pickup (net capacity).

The 67 kWh capacity for a mid-size pickup might be enough for basic needs, although we would not expect much range, especially when towing. Isuzu does not provide any range estimates in its press release. The vehicle probably is targeted for local use and mostly shorter trips.

The Isuzu D-Max BEV is set for market launch in mainland European markets such as Norway in 2025. The model will also be available in the UK, Australia and Thailand (where most likely it will be produced alongside the internal combustion engine version). Isuzu says that the electric D-Max might be available in “other countries based on market needs and the maturity of EV charging infrastructure.”

It’s doubtful that the Isuzu D-Max BEV will enter the U.S. market, however, we are curious when we will see smaller all-electric pickup trucks because right now the target seems to be the full-size segment.

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Isuzu’s D-MAX BEV Is The Compact Electric Truck You Really Want

In recent years, the automotive industry has seen a shift towards electric vehicles as consumers become more conscious of the environmental impact of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Isuzu, a renowned automobile manufacturer known for its durable and reliable trucks, has entered the electric vehicle market with its latest offering – the D-MAX BEV.

The Isuzu D-MAX BEV is a compact electric truck that combines the practicality and versatility of a traditional pickup truck with the eco-friendly benefits of an electric vehicle. With its sleek design and high-quality materials, the D-MAX BEV is not only a sustainable choice but also a stylish one.

One of the key selling points of the D-MAX BEV is its impressive range of over 200 miles on a single charge. This makes it a practical option for daily commuting, as well as longer journeys. The electric motor delivers smooth and silent performance, making driving a peaceful and enjoyable experience.

In addition to its eco-friendly nature, the D-MAX BEV boasts impressive performance capabilities. With a powerful electric motor, the truck accelerates quickly and can handle heavy loads with ease. Whether you need to transport equipment for work or go on a weekend adventure, the D-MAX BEV is up to the task.

Moreover, the D-MAX BEV comes equipped with advanced safety features to ensure a secure driving experience. From collision avoidance systems to autonomous emergency braking, Isuzu has prioritized driver and passenger safety in the design of this electric truck.

Overall, the Isuzu D-MAX BEV is the compact electric truck that consumers have been waiting for. With its combination of sustainability, performance, and safety, it is the ideal choice for those looking to make a positive impact on the environment without compromising on functionality. Isuzu’s reputation for reliability and durability only adds to the appeal of this innovative electric vehicle.

As the automotive industry continues to evolve, Isuzu’s D-MAX BEV stands out as a standout option for those seeking a compact electric truck that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. If you’re in the market for a reliable, eco-friendly vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice on style or performance, the Isuzu D-MAX BEV is the truck you really want.