Those waiting on more options in the electric pickup market might not need to wait much longer. Toyota has confirmed soon-to-be plans to expand their lineup to include such models.

Announced on Monday during the 2021 Auto Shanghai event, the automaker plans to add electric pickup trucks to their near future line up. Much of the show was centered around BZ, a sub-brand that will handle electric vehicles. Some of it focused on a new battery compact crossover set to hit the market next year. They also mentioned plans to release hybrid and full electric pickups in the near future.

This lines up with the brand’s previous commitments to produce 70 electric cars by 2025. But up until now, these were all sedans, coups, crossovers, and SUVs. So far, the electric pickup market has been strongly overlooked. The only “big name” models hitting headlines have been the Tesla Cybertruck and the Hummer EV. But with Rivian and Ford starting to dip into that market, it makes sense that Toyota would get in on it before it's too late.

That makes our next question “what models will be electric?” Toyota hasn't confirmed whether existing models like the Tundra will be converted or if they will reveal new models for their purpose. It’s possible they’ll do both, really.

Lastly, how soon is near future? It’s too late to have something on the market by 2022. If they haven’t even revealed the models yet, we can’t imagine them being available to the public until 2024 or later. And with their 70 electric models goal for 2025, they don’t have much time to get these out there.

More info will be revealed in due time. Stay tuned.