The Detroit-based EV startup Hercules has signed Pininfarina to design its upcoming battery-electric pickup.

Hercules Electric Vehicles says the Alpha pickup will be available in 2022.

The company also says that the four-motor-equipped Alpha pickup will make up to 1000 horsepower.

After the unveiling of the Ford F-150 Lightning and the buzz coming out of the Lordstown Motors camp

there's a lot of buzz around electric pickups. This means even more attention is being paid to

the EV space and younger EV startups like Hercules Electric Vehicles.

This young, up-and-coming electric car maker based in Detroit has contracted with Italian design 

powerhouse Pininfarina to design an electric pickup truck.

The details of the deal are about as vague as the details of Hercules' Alpha pickup truck

What we do know, however, is this: Pininfarina will design the upcoming pickup truck and other future products for the Hercules.

Given that Hercules says the battery-electric sensor will be available by the end of 2022, that seems like an ambitious timeline.

However, Hercules' top executives seem to have a good understanding of the automotive manufacturing space.

The founder, James Breyer, bounced around various automakers and worked as Chief Powertrain 

If that happens, we're sure Pininfarina will write another fantastic design that will put the truck on the EV buyer's map