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Nissan’s Future Electric Truck: Everything You Need to Know


A report says Nissan’s new EV pickup could hit dealers much sooner than we thought.

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Nissan debuted the first mass-market electric car, the Leaf, back in 2010. It then took them a long while to bring out the Ariya crossover — which is not too shabby in all-wheel-drive form. But Nissan plans to pick up the pace with EV launches this decade. Reports suggest one of them may be an electric truck. And it may be smaller and cheaper than the EV trucks currently hitting the market.

Here’s what we know so far about Nissan’s electric truck.

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Nissan’s electric truck could be based on the Fisker Alaska

According to a Reuters report from March 2024, Nissan is in “advanced negotiations” for a deal with Fisker that could see an electric pickup arrive much sooner than we’d expected from the Japanese brand.

Per the report, the terms of the agreement would see Nissan invest $400 million in Fisker’s truck platform, thus helping the financially unstable Fisker stay solvent. Nissan would then build both Fisker’s Alaska pickup and a Nissan truck built on the same platform.

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When will Nissan’s electric truck arrive?

Nissan has not confirmed it is building an electric truck yet. But the brand expanded its Ambition 2030 plan in 2023. It now calls for 19 new EVs by 2030. It would be more surprising if an EV were not part of those plans.

Reported timelines have a been a bit of a moving target. Automotive News reported the possibility of an electric truck arriving after the current-generation Frontier around 2030. According to Autoweek, Nissan had shelved plans to build an electric Ford Maverick rival entirely.

If the Fisker deal goes through, Reuters believes that could see production for both the Alaska and Nissan branded pickup as soon as 2026.

Reports say Nissan has been exploring a small electric pickup

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Automotive News reported that Nissan was exploring the idea of a lightweight electric pickup. And a potential midsize electric truck is a prospect the chairman of Nissan’s dealer advisory board was excited about. It’s unclear whether it would be a unibody vehicle built on a Nissan EV platform or an electric body-on-frame vehicle.

Nissan did reveal an electric truck concept that could be a preview of a production model

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Nissan released four preview concepts for its new EV fleet back in 2021. Two were crossovers — the Chill-out and the Hang-out. The third was a Max-out sports car. The fourth was a rugged off-road pickup, the Surf-out.

The Surf-out included an advanced version of Nissan’s e-Force AWD, a flexible midgate for extended cargo space and an onboard generator. The Surf-out truck looked smaller than a Frontier. But a production version — which would undoubtedly have a second row in the cabin — could be similar in size to the Frontier.

How much will Nissan’s electric pickup truck cost?

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Nissan has not confirmed the truck yet, and there’s no info on potential pricing. But according to Automotive News, Nissan would “aim for affordability” with the new truck. If the truck is delayed until 2030 that could allow time for further EV powertrain and battery development that could bring costs down.

Nissan Electric Pickup

Nissan is canceling its Titan full-size pickup and could pivot to the electric truck market with an EV replacement for the Frontier, a unibody Ford Maverick rival or both.


Powertrain EV
Body Style Pickup
Arrival Date 2026 (estimated)


  • Could be smaller, cheaper than most EV trucks


  • Reports say it may take a long time to arrive

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