Tesla has revealed tiny details about its upcoming pickup (proven right here in an illustration courtesy of our associates at Truck Trend) because it was introduced in 2016, and immediately we still don’t know a lot about it. However, CEO Elon Musk revealed a critical tidbit in a current interview: It would begin at below $50,000.
“It simply can’t be unaffordable,” Musk advised Ryan McCaffrey on the “Experience the Lightning” podcast. At $50,000, the Tesla pickup should undercut the Rivian R1T, which can begin slightly below $70,000. Ford and GM plan to offer electric trucks, too, however, haven’t mentioned once they’ll arrive.
As usual, Musk has vast ambitions for his new product. “This can be a greater truck than an F-150 when it comes to trucklike performance,” he mentioned, “and be a greater sports activities automotive than a regular 911. That’s the aspiration.” Without understanding any specs, or which model of the F-150 he’s referencing, we’ll have to attend and see if these claims are valid.
It won’t look like a “regular truck” however as an alternative look “fairly sci-fi,” Musk stated. “If someone simply needs a truck that appears like vehicles have regarded for the final 20 years, 30 years or 40 years, this probably isn’t for them.”
Musk says the truck will probably be revealed this year, however, we’ll imagine it once we see it. In a 2017 tweet, Musk stated Tesla would make the pickup truck proper after the Model Y compact crossover. As we realized this previous March, the crossover is estimated to reach in fall 2020, until it gets delayed like other Tesla products. We don’t know precisely when the Tesla pickup will go on sale. However, Rivian needs to start out promoting the R1T (proven in the gallery below) in late 2020. Rivian’s initial providing can be giant-battery variations beginning within the mid-$80,000 vary. The smaller batteries are supposed to be in manufacturing 12 months later.