Tesla Pickup Truck

Tesla Pickup Truck

CEO Elon Musk reveals that the Tesla Pickup Truck's primary design elements have been established for years and promises it will come after the Model Y.

We can't say that we're too surprised here. We've known for some time that the automaker has plans for the Model Y in the near future, as its next vehicle to follow the Model 3. It also hasn't been a secret that Musk has been hinting at a pickup truck for quite some time now. This became even more clear at the recent Tesla Semi reveal event when a picture of the pickup truck was shown.

Tesla Model Y rendered

Tesla Model Y rendered

However, the truck that made its way into Musk's semi presentation was basically a miniature version of the semi, with a pickup truck bed, and another "normal" pickup truck inside the box. Strange as it may seem, this may be a true concept of what's to come.  A pickup truck that can transport a pickup truck and be driven with a normal driver's license ... Musk said (via Teslarati):

“It’s a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck. By the way, you will actually be able to drive that with a normal driver’s license. It’s kind of wrong, but I like it.”

Musk bravely took to Twitter right after the holiday and thanked Tesla supporters. He also opened a huge can of worms by asking if there were any suggestions from the masses, in an attempt to make Tesla better:

People proceded to reply with suggestions throughout the day, to which the busy CEO responded. One such reply promised the pickup truck:

Back in September, Musk had already mentioned that the Tesla Pickup Truck may be a downsized version of the automaker's electric semi, although nothing was verified, and at that time he didn't seem willing to make any promises. Diving into the comments even further, a Twitter user -- that obviously has some concerns about this crazy behemoth of a pickup truck -- asked Musk about its size. His response was even more telling:

Hmm ... "gamechanging" feature?

Source: Teslarati

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