The U.S. Army has taken delivery of an electric pickup that could serve as a Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) one day.
It is from electric truck startup Canoo and based on the retail and commercial pickup it plans to have in production next year.
Canoo was started in California, but is moving its headquarters to Bentonville, Arkansas, and will build its vehicles at a factory in Pryor, Oklahoma.
The LTV has been equipped with lightweight bulletproof Kevlar panels for use in combat environments.
The Canoo LTV is equipped with Kevlar bulletproof panels. (Canoo)
It also features a cargo area with removable sides that can be used in cargo box or flatbed configurations.
The production version of the Canoo pickup has drop-down tables built into the body and an expandable bed. (Canoo)
The civilian model has a similarly innovative design with flip down sections integrated into the bed sides that can be used as work tables.
The LTV version uses a 600 horsepower all-wheel-drivetrain, but the battery size and range have not been announced.
The Canoo pickup has a range of over 200 miles per charge. (Canoo)
The production version is advertised with over 200 miles between charges.
The test vehicle rides on 32-inch all-terrain tires and a lifted suspension with air springs for increased ground clearance.
Last year, the Army began evaluating a light electric Infantry Squad Vehicle designed by GM Defense, which is based on an internal combustion engine truck it already has in its fleet.
Along with the Army project, Canoo has also provided NASA with three vans based on the same platform that are being developed as Crew Transport Vehicles for use at the Kennedy Space Center during the upcoming manned Artemis missions to the Moon.
Canoo is developing a Crew Transport Vehicle for NASA based on its electric van. (Canoo)
The production version of the van has an estimated price of $34,750.
Gary Gastelu is Fox News Digital’s automotive editor.