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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday December 28 2017, @04:13AM   Printer-friendly
from the when-exactly-is-that dept.

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.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/26/elon-musk-promises-to-make-tesla-pickup-truck-after-model-y/


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 28 2017, @10:23PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday December 28 2017, @10:23PM (#615288)

    You say they're overpriced. Can you show me an all-electric AWD, cheaper than Model 3 pre-orders (which are currently around $40k in the AWD model)?

    I'm not asking rhetorically. I'm looking to buy an electric AWD and can't find a better choice. You speak as if you know examples.

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday December 28 2017, @10:41PM (6 children)

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Thursday December 28 2017, @10:41PM (#615292) Journal

    Just because they are the only one who sells it doesn't mean it's not overpriced. Do you need all wheel drive?

    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113670_which-maker-will-sell-the-first-affordable-awd-electric-suv-take-our-twitter-poll [greencarreports.com]

    https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113798_who-will-sell-the-first-affordable-awd-electric-suv-poll-results [greencarreports.com]

    Separate reports indicate that the replacement for the aging but successful Buick Encore subcompact crossover will be an all-electric vehicle built on Bolt EV underpinnings, presumably with the missing all-wheel drive added.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 29 2017, @02:46AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 29 2017, @02:46AM (#615374)

      I need awd because the person controlling the purchase has it on their must have checklist, and I can't get out of that. 4wd would suffice.

      So, yes, awd or the veto kicks in. And the veto-er prefers an internal combustion awd right now.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 29 2017, @02:49AM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 29 2017, @02:49AM (#615376)

      PS - your links are for a lack of an SUV with AWD. AWD is becoming more and more common in cars.