Aitekx, a new startup focused on AI mobility, grabbed attention at the LA Auto Show with the unveiling of its upcoming vehicle, the Robotruck. Set to hit the roads in 2025, the company claims the Robotruck will offer a 550-mile EPA range, accelerate from 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, and achieve a top speed of 125mph.
While the specifics of the Robotruck’s battery capacity remain unknown, given its impressive range, it is speculated to be at least 200kWh. In terms of dimensions, the truck will measure 188-198 inches long and 76.6 inches wide, with a 6-foot bed and a mid-gate feature that folds down the seats to extend the bed length.
Clearly inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck, the Robotruck boasts a similar angular design, as seen in the early prototype released by Aitekx. However, it is important to note that this prototype may undergo changes before entering production. Although the taillights resemble LED light strips and the panel gaps are reminiscent of Tesla’s earlier models, Aitekx claims that these prototypes are fully functional and are already being driven.
While pricing details are yet to be revealed, Aitekx plans to offer build-to-order vehicles initially and eventually aims to reach the $40,000 price range. When questioned about the possibility of achieving this pricing with a battery of over 200kWh, Aitekx responded that advancements in technology may surprise us in the two years leading up to production.
For now, interested customers can place a fully refundable reservation for $100, with Aitekx even providing a configurator to select specific options—a feature that Tesla has yet to offer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Aitekx?
Aitekx is a new startup company focusing on AI mobility solutions. It aims to bring futuristic technologies and innovation to the automotive industry.
What is the Robotruck?
The Robotruck is an upcoming vehicle from Aitekx. It is an electric truck with a claimed EPA range of 550 miles, a 0-60mph acceleration time of 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 125mph.
When will the Robotruck be available?
Aitekx plans to release the Robotruck in 2025.
How does the Robotruck compare to Tesla’s Cybertruck?
While the Robotruck shares some similarities in design with Tesla’s Cybertruck, it does have differences in dimensions. The Robotruck is expected to be slightly shorter and narrower than the Cybertruck, but it aims to feature a 6-foot bed and a mid-gate to extend the bed length.