Electric pickups coming fast and furious: Tesla, GM, Ford, Rivian promising EVs

The all-American pickup is on the precipice of change with five new battery-electric versions set to arrive in the next 18 months.

That means an already uber-competitive segment is about to become even more cutthroat as the new EV pickup segment edges into sales of gasoline counterparts.

And consumer acceptance of the sleek, environmentally friendly rigs could set the stage for the future of all electric vehicles, which matters a lot to General Motors and Ford Motor Co. as they bet big on EVs…

The barriers preventing some buyers from embracing electric pickups are the high purchase price compared with internal combustion, range-anxiety and a lack of charging infrastructure, Ton said.

Still, here is what is coming and how industry experts see the pickup wars shaking out over the next five years.