A company in Prince Edward Island, Canada, is now taking orders for its first round of production of small electric pickup trucks. Upcycle Green Technology takes a specific model of Toyota Corolla that was manufactured between 2009 and 2013 and transforms the cars into pickup trucks; the engine is removed and replaced by electric batteries. The company completed the first two prototype vehicles this summer, after two years of refinements. “We’re taking cars that otherwise may go to a scrapyard, and giving them a brand-new life. We’re thinking it’s going to almost double the lifespan of these cars,” said Russell Peden, Upcycle employee. Prices will start at $35,000 and will have a range of 150 kilometers (about 93 miles).

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