TELO is a new EV startup making waves in Silicon Valley by promoting its compact electric truck designed to work in an urban setting. The press renderings of the TELO truck look like a minivan with a truck bed. Moreover, this EV is the same length as a late model MINI Cooper with a truck bed of a Toyota Tacoma.
Like any startup company, TELO has announced bold claims for its compact truck. It features a 106-kWh battery with a dual-motor layout producing a claimed 500 horsepower. With this powertrain, TELO states the electric truck can reach 60 mph in four seconds and reach a top speed of 125 mph. The range is estimated at 350 miles with a targeted charging time of 20 minutes from 20 to 80 percent using a 320-kW charger.
The TELO truck’s bed measures 60 inches, with room for five in the interior crew cab. The rear seats act as a mid-gate and fold down, creating a flat surface to carry 4×8 sheets of plywood or a longboard surfboard. It does feature a bed tonneau cover, but we’re waiting to see if TELO will offer it as standard. Options for the truck include a camper shell and bolt-on third-row seating to haul up to eight passengers.
Official pricing is unknown, but TELO’s target price range is $50k, and it plans to have a pre-production press vehicle by the end of this year. The first 500 hand-built examples are scheduled for 2025. You can now pre-order your TELO truck through its website and join the discord server development updates.