This is the IAT T-Mad and it is, for lack of a better description, China’s answer to the Tesla Cybertruck. While it has only been showcased as a concept, the wild electric truck is expected to reach the production line.
Presented for the first time at the Guangzhou Auto Show, the T-Mad is a gargantuan electric pickup truck with a keen focus on off-roading. It is 5,878 mm (231.4 inches) long, 2,198 mm (86.5 inches) wide, and 2,029 mm (79 inches) tall, complete with a massive 3,622 mm (142.9 inches) wheelbase.
This makes it almost exactly the same length as a Tesla Cybertruck but both wider and taller and with a slightly shorter wheelbase. However, given that Tesla has yet to release the production-spec Cybertruck, its exact dimensions are not yet known.
The exterior design of the T-Mad makes it look like something out of a sci-fi film. The front end is extremely unconventional and has full-width LED lights instead of traditional headlights. It also lacks a front grille and has a black plastic bumper that protrudes out and is fitted with two tow hooks. Like the Cybertruck, IAT’s creation is a four-door but it has rear suicide doors that open up to reveal a cabin that can be configured in many different ways.
One image shared by IAT shows that the cabin features a large lounge-like chair at the very rear of the cabin while three smaller seats are distributed in the cabin and can be swiveled around. The driver sits in the center.
Few technical details about the T-Mad are known but the production model is expected to have a range of around 497 miles (800 km) but this will be upgradeable to as much as 621 miles (1,000 km) with a larger battery pack.