EV version of JAC T9 Hunter pickup truck to launch at Beijing Auto Show

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The EV version of the JAC T9 Hunter pickup truck has been spied getting ready for its Beijing Auto Show launch. It will be one of the first proper fully electric pickup trucks available featuring a dual motor four wheel drive setup. It is however based on an ICE truck.

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The JAC T9 is a mid-sized pickup that’s been available since 2020 and which underwent a facelift last year. It has also been well known since last year that JAC were developing an EV version and a prototype has been previously shown. The production version though looks significantly different to the prototype making it look distinct from the ICE version – the prototype looked fundamentally the same bar a few stickers and color changes.

At the front the T9 pickup – Hunter is a name primarily used in the Chinese market – in its EV form looks very different now to the ICE version. Firstly the large grille on the ICE version is now closed off with the JAC logo lower down. Although the cladding around the grille is the same it seems to fit the new look far more than on the ICE version of the T9. Looking at the 18-inch wheels they now have low drag coverings to try to boost range. ICE versions of the T9 had a roll cage and side rails on the pickup bed complete with JAC logo in the roll cage. This setup is gone on the EV version with just simple chrome rails on top of the side of the bed along with what looks like a black fairing around the back of the cab window.

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The EV version of the T9 measures in at 5620 mm long, 1965 mm wide, 1920 mm high, and comes with a 1810 mm long cargo box. Power comes from a 70 kW peak power motor with 176 Nm torque on the front axle and a more powerful 160 kW motor at the rear which can deliver 342 Nm of torque. Battery power comes from an 88.02 kWh lithium iron phosphate pack which can give the truck a CLTC range of 500 km.

Inside the EV version of the T9 differs little from its ICE version with the main difference seeming to be that it now has a rotating dial for gear selection on the center console rather than a more traditional stick. The truck comes with the Zhiling 3.0 interface, voice control, dual-mode navigation, wireless mobile phone charging, 220V power outlet, and electric seats.

JAC are believed to be also working on a PHEV version of the T9 which is set for launch in 2025. Furthermore JAC already sell an EV version of its smaller T8 truck including to overseas markets such as Kenya.

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Prototype version for the JAC T9 pickup EV.

Source: Autohome

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