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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: 1) by toddestan on Saturday December 30 2017, @04:48PM

    by toddestan (4982) on Saturday December 30 2017, @04:48PM (#615879)

    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.