Tesla has been hyping up the prospect of an electric pickup truck for a long time (you're looking at an artist's rendering above), but when can you expect to see it? You might have a clearer idea. As part of a call for feedback, Elon Musk has promised that the pickup will be made "right after" the Model Y crossover arrives between 2019 and 2020. We'd take that commitment with a grain of salt (remember how Tesla expected widescale Model 3 deliveries to start in 2017?), but it at least gives you an idea of what the EV maker is shooting for.
What is the deal with these electric cars that they have to be so damn ugly? That truck rendering is truly up there as the most ugly vehicle I've ever seen. I'd honestly rather own an Aztek.How is it that someone at Tesla can draw this and apparently no-one else at the whole company has enough taste and/or balls to stop it from moving forward?I'm actually suspicious that their real motivation is to simply kill off the whole pickup truck-type vehicle by ensuring that no-one would ever actually want to buy one.
Eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww you were not kidding, that thing is fucking hideous. I really hope that didn't come from Tesla internally; they made the Model S look so good.
The picture looks like someone took the front end of the Tesla Semi and stuck a truck bed on the back. It's not even clear if that even came from Tesla or not. I kind of doubt that's what Tesla would actually build, as it would be huge. True, trucks keep on getting bigger and bigger every year, but that's ridiculous. Also, it would be tall for no reason at all and the aerodynamics wouldn't be favorable for an electric vehicle.
With that said, it doesn't look that silly compared to the current truck offerings, which look more like someone took a toy truck and scaled it up to full size than a serious work vehicle.