Alpha Motors Superwolf compact pickup combines retro styling with an electric powertrain


Irvine, Calif. startup Alpha Motors has unveiled yet another version of its Wolf electric pickup truck, but production plans are still vague.

First spotted by Engine1, the Crew Cab Superwolf is the third version introduced by Alpha, along with the extended cab Wolf+ and the standard Wolf, which has a base two-door cab. Alpha also showed off the Ace Coupe and a version closer to the SUV called the Jax.

At 214.6 inches long, 78.5 inches wide and 69.3 inches high, the Superwolf is still quite compact, even with the extended cabin. The bed is 65 inches long, 59 inches wide and 18 inches deep, according to Alpha.

The main attraction of Alpha’s designs is its retro styling, which, along with the Wolf’s size, makes it a potential successor to compact pickup trucks like the Isuzu-built Chevrolet LUV (light utility vehicle) of the 1970s.

Alpha Motors Super Wolf

With electric powertrains, however, Alpha promises modern performance. The startup quotes the same 6,724-pound towing capacity as the Wolf+, along with an estimated range of 275-300 miles and 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. That’s more range than the Wolf+, but Alpha said this version can do 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

It looks like Alpha is only offering the Superwolf with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain, but the Wolf and Wolf+ will also be available with single-motor rear-wheel-drive powertrains.

Alpha is currently taking reservations for the Superwolf, with prices ranging from $48,000 to $56,000 before applicable federal, state and local incentives. The startup hasn’t said when production will begin, but has previously said production of the Wolf and Wolf+ will begin in 2023.

Several other companies, including startups and established automakers, are developing electric pickup trucks, but most are bigger than Alpha’s offerings. The closest rival to the Alpha trucks will likely be the Canoo pickup, which is closer in size but with unorthodox styling. Like Alpha, Canoo said its truck will begin production in 2023.


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