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.
> I have three quarters of my pathetically small retirement savings in cash equivalents in anticipation of another recession or worse. Maybe I'll just be kicking myself for stupidity in twenty years.
Well, you are not alone, I've done essentially the same thing with my retirement funds. Where do you want to meet up in 20 years, to trade notes?
Out by one of the dumpsters in Portland?
The two of you might be proved right: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/23/complacent-regulators-have-two-years-to-prevent-financial-crash [theguardian.com]