You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
How much will the XT pickup truck and the XP platform cost?
The starting price for the XT will be $45,000 and the XP will start at $17,000.
What do you consider to be the breakthrough technology that will put ATLIS at the forefront of the industry?
The biggest breakthrough would be our battery technology for sure. If the customer wants a vehicle that can go a long range and tow a lot of weight, it is important for us to take that leap forward. We are developing battery technology to meet the needs of the automotive industry, versus adopting a technology with limitations and accepting those limitations.
Are the trucks only going to be available in the continental US, or will they be available in all 50 states?
You will be able to purchase and receive your Atlis Motor Vehicles XT pickup truck within any of the 50 United States when we begin shipping.
Will you be selling this truck internationally, or only in the US?
We do have a plan to sell internationally but not immediately following the launch. We are working on proposals for certain international markets and will provide more details in the future. Where we focus our efforts will depend on how successful we are domestically and what the actual demand or opportunity is in other regions. Our main focus for now is the U.S. and Canada.
Why create a new charging infrastructure, and how will you roll it out?
Today’s charging stations are primarily set up for pull-in, back-out use cases, where the addition of a trailer makes the station unusable or blocks multiple spots or passing traffic. The refueling stations built today have had significant time to solve these concerns, and our charging solution will similarly be a pull-through design to accommodate this need.
Our current plan is to deploy strategically along highway corridors to facilitate city to city travel, in many of the places where Superchargers and other DC fast charge systems exist, while also being strategic in our placements locally to facilitate customers who have purchased and received vehicles. We are also looking at partnerships with organizations which can benefit from increased deployments of fast charging systems as partners to share the financial and management burdens.
I read that you have several patents, could you provide the patent number or a way to verify it?
We have filed a number of provisional patent applications for all inventions as we work towards the final product solutions. Unfortunately, provisional applications are not available for public search. We have provisional applications filed related to the cell internal construction, the cell enclosure, the battery pack construction, battery cooling system, body components, and more.
What is your plan for safety in comparison to the companies that have numerous decades of experience with crash testing and analysis?
We fully expect to comply with highway and insurance safety requirements as mandated for a vehicle in this class as outlined by, but not limited to, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), or the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) test and performance requirements. As our team continues to grow, we will begin seeking out expertise in the development of a safe and reliable vehicle, using both internal experts as well as external expertise through partnerships to ensure that we meet all safety requirements.
How rugged this vehicle will be? My truck sees time on the highway as well as in muddy, wet and other various rough terrains 12 months of the year while hunting, fishing, or riding beaches.
Our intention is to provide you with one of the most rugged vehicles on the road. We don't view the future of electric vehicles as being fragile utility trucks designed to only run-on pavement in city streets, that's why we're developing a vehicle and technology platform intended for the rough and difficult terrain that pickup trucks routinely experience. Electric vehicles also have some inherent advantages because they're simple, low-maintenance systems which are mostly sealed and don't need to "breath" via an intake and exhaust like combustion engines, allowing fording depths for our truck up to 1 meter. We will also be offering a semi-open platform where aftermarket companies can sign up and acquire relevant engineering data needed to develop improved off-road capabilities such as lift kits, body modifications, and eventually increase performance.
What conditions can it handle? What are the off-road capabilities?
We want the Atlis to be as rugged as any current American full-size truck. We'll be able to operate in both extreme cold and hot conditions. Off-road versions of the XT will have 15” of true ground clearance (with no pumpkin), 12” + of suspension travel, and a 1-meter fording depth.
What about cold and hot weather performance? How will the specs be affected?
Atlis Motor Vehicles is currently in development of a solution which minimizes the impacts at various temperatures. Our approach to solving this problem is a combination of efforts - the selection of a battery chemistry which has the broadest range of temperature performance possible, development of a battery cell with improved thermal efficiency, and development of a battery enclosure and thermal management system which minimizes thermal losses.
How will towing affect the range?
Similar to an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle, available range when towing a trailer or carrying a significant payload in the bed of the pickup truck will be reduced. We understand this impact and are working to ensure that available ranges when towing a trailer is competitive with your experiences in an ICE vehicle today. Pickup trucks are working vehicles, and we believe that our vehicles should perform as close to, or better than, the capabilities of an ICE vehicle as possible. No compromises.