The Thundertruck electric vehicle is a rugged and futuristic solar truck concept with solar-charging batwings up top to charge off-grid. But does someone actually make it? Not yet. The Thundertruck EV is an 800-horsepower electric truck complete with interior and exterior renderings and a PR campaign. Dreamed up by Los Angeles advertising agency Wolfgang L.A., Thundertruck concept “challenges current automotive design principles.”
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As the Thundertruck website explains, “When COVID first hit, people were looking for ways to occupy their time. Instead of baking bread or making puzzles we decided to make a new state-of-the-art EV truck.” As a creative concept, the Thundertruck is eye-catching.
Billed “science non-fiction” and inspired by the Australian Outback and young adventurers going off-grid, the Thundertruck project imagines new possibilities for EVs. The Thundertruck’s theoretical specifications estimate a range between 400-600 miles. It has a fully black interior with a concept vehicle-style square steering wheel, heads-up display and center console screens for driver controls, plus a solar panel that unfolds over the roof like a halo for plug-free vehicle charging. More notably, the Thundertruck is designed with an extra two wheels and additional trailer that connect in the rear for more storage and off-road adventuring.
What’s the hp? Maybe 800. Torque? A projected 800-1200 lb-ft, which, if you’re not a gearhead, is an enormous figure that suits this imaginative concept. With a front trunk and an estimated 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds, the Thundertruck isn’t a bad design, similar to the Tesla Cybertruck but more detailed in its features. What we can say is that the Wolfgang Thundertruck is a great idea for an off-road EV — if an automaker decides to pick up the design.
That’s… not how the automotive industry works, so expect this to remain a cool concept for now. Still, the Thundertruck explores interesting ideas and features for electric vehicles.
Images via Wolfgang L.A.
Thundertruck is a cool concept for an electric vehicle is written by Laura Cowan for inhabitat.com