Toyota’s EPU is shaking up the electric pickup truck scene with a fresh take on what an urban-friendly electric truck could be. Smaller and more practical than the hulking giants from Ford, Rivian, and GMC, this concept truck introduces a new perspective to the market. While it’s not yet confirmed for production, there’s a glimmer of hope for city-dwellers longing for a small, efficient electric truck. The EPU, at roughly 199 inches in length, is more in line with compact pickups like the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz, making it an ideal choice for those navigating tight city streets.
What sets the EPU apart is its seemingly production-ready design, lacking the extravagant concepts often associated with electric vehicles. The concept boasts a unique folding tailgate that doubles as a bed extender, and its interior features overlapping displays and a distinctive steering yoke reminiscent of the Lexus RZ 450e. As the electric truck market heats up with new contenders, Toyota’s EPU stands out as an enticing prospect for the urban commuter. Stay tuned for updates as Toyota showcases this exciting concept at the Japan Mobility Show.