Radar releases official output figures of the all-new RD6 electric pick-up
Last year, Geely sub-brand Radar officially launched its stylish pick-up truck called the RD6. Featuring styling cues from the Geely Okavango, the RD6 combines the practicality and capability of a pick-up truck with the benefits of zero emissions thanks to its electric powertrain.
At the time of its debut, official output and range figures of the Radar RD6 were not yet available. However, the company did mention that it's underpinned by Geely's Sustainable Experience Architecture (SEA) which means it could be available with a dual-motor setup or with just a single motor powering the rear wheels.
Fast forward several months later, and Radar has announced that customer deliveries for the RD6 have officially started. In fact, the automaker shared that the first owners of the pure electric pick-up truck received their vehicles last week in Shenzhen, China. More importantly, Radar has revealed new information regarding the RD6's power output and cruising range.
Depending on the variant, the RD6 is available with battery packs that are rated at 63kW (400 km), 86kW (550 km), and 100 kW (632 km). The RD6 is a rear-wheel drive pick-up truck that comes with an electric motor that produces 272 PS along with 384 Nm of torque. And since it's meant to power a campsite once you're in the great outdoors, the RD6 comes with V2L (vehicle to load) capabilities thanks to 220V outlets to power external devices.
“We are pleased to deliver the first Radar RD6 trucks to their users. So far the interest in the Radar brand and electric pick-up trucks has been immense. We hope to continue on this trajectory as we explore new markets both in China and the rest of the world,” said Dr. Ling Shi Quan, CEO of Radar Auto.
With Radar actually looking to bring the RD6 electric pick-up to other markets, we're hoping that the Philippines is actually part of the company's plans for expansion. With the Geely brand already having a sizable presence in the local market, the RD6 could attract customers that want EVs from the Geely Group.