Yes, lot of advantages. There are already electric trucks, including pickups being sold. Just a matter of time before you see major production, probably with hybrids first. Doubtful it will be Tesla though, as they seem to be falling behind. They probably should concentrate on Gen 3 and not delay it further.
Was thinking of what you said about torque from electric, that would be real nice on a Jeep offroad. Better than diesel.