Neuron EV’s T/One Pickup And Torq Semi Truck Visibly Target Tesla

While EV fans count the days to the debut of Tesla’s electric pickup on November 21, another California-based company has revealed two battery-powered trucks.

We’re talking about Neuron EV, a startup founded in 2017 which declares itself the first Electric Utility Vehicle company. Earlier this week at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai, the company has unveiled the T/One all-in-one EUV (electric utility vehicle) and the Torq semi-truck.

If they end up getting mass-produced, the T/One and Torq will be competitors for Tesla’s electric pickup and the Semi, respectively. The T/One is a multipurpose vehicle created for commercial and personal use while the Torq is an electric semi-truck developed to be the next generation solution for commercial transportation.

Related: Hyundai’s HDC-6 Neptune Concept Will Make You Forget About Tesla’s Semi

Neuron EV T/One electric utility vehicle

Both vehicles are based on a modular platform and place emphasis on versatility. The basic tractor unit features a scalable chassis, allowing users to easily attach and detach interchangeable body components, therefore changing the vehicle’s appearance and functionality.

According to the company, the electric drivetrain optimizes floor room and lowers the center of gravity, creating an easy to drive platform. In a similar way to cargo vans, the cabin is shifted forward to maximize driving visibility, interior roominess, and cargo capacity.

Neuron EV Torq semi-truck

Without getting into specifics, Neuron EV says the trucks feature a multi-source propulsion system drawing power from an all-electric traction battery pack, replaceable reserve power, and a removable solar panel truck bed cover.

The interiors are at least as interesting as the exteriors, with both trucks featuring a central driving position and a panoramic 360-degree view courtesy of wireless cameras connected to the driver’s screen. The EVs feature no physical knobs and switches thanks to a vehicle interface compatible “with the latest gadgets and internet solutions.”

Neuron EV T/One cabin

The big question is obviously when (and if) these pre-production prototypes will morph into models people will actually be able to buy.

more photos...

  • Mill0048

    I love these designs! Futuristic yet mostly realistic and doable today.

    • benT

      Looks passably like a modified, second edition, Tesla truck.

  • Jason Miller


  • sidewaysspin

    Finally things starting to look 21st century.

  • benT

    There is nothing here that existed before Tesla released their truck (actual, really driveable, highway tested and ongoing, passed national safety (council) crash testing, had factory built to begin a production line in, had battery factories built and under way, sold out first production run with orders paid up – more than 10 trucks ordered, to date, for Australian delivery.).
    Come back in 10 years fellas!!!!!
    BTW, nice effort.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Looks pretty cool. It just needs some semi-autonomous features and it’ll be perfect.

  • Smartypants

    Is this yet another “hey we googled how to make an electric vehicle and we have some really wicked sketches! We even gave it a square steering wheel so you know we’re legit! Now just give us five billion dollars so we can build a factory by 2030” companies??

    • matt turner

      couldn’t agree more with that.

  • Alduin

    LOL oh look another “start up” backed by Chinese money. This will be good and end up a disaster. That interior is a disaster.

Audi RS3 And Seat Leon Cupra R ST ABT Take On The Mercedes-AMG G63

Did the beastly AMG G63 beat a tuned Leon Cupra R ST and a stock RS3 Sportback? .

Mercedes 190E EVO II Gets Digital Revamp With New AMG Parts

Despite dating back to the 1990s, the 190E Evo II is one of Germany’s most iconic sports sedans.

This Volvo V70 R Is A Fast, No-Nonsense Wagon – And It Might Have More Than 300 HP

This 2005 V70 R boasts a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five with some mods and a six-speed manual.

BMW X8 M45e PHEV Rumored, 750 HP X8 M Might Join The Party

Both versions of the X8 would be plug-in hybrids, with the M being focuses on performance.

Tesla To Start Building Its European Gigafactory Next Year

Tesla wants the new plant to be up and running by 2021, with the Model Y the first model to be produced .

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Electric SUV Shows Up In Real Life Photos

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E will offer up to 300 miles (483 km) of driving range.

Forza Italia: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Drag Races Lamborghini Urus

Can the smaller, less powerful and lighter Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio beat the 641 HP Lamborghini Urus?.

Range Rover Hunter Doubles As A Sports Car And An Off-Roader

This eye-catching Range Rover concept features an advanced suspension that would allow it to play both roles.

Someone Paid $65k For A BMW E30 325i, Albeit A Rather Nice One

This 325i has just 6,794 miles, but still, $65k is too much for a non-M3 Bimmer.

Taking A Seven-Year Car Loan Is A Really Dumb Decision, Yet Many Americans Do It

The lower monthly payments attract buyers, but they fail to realize the interest rates are much higher.