The reveal is on schedule, plus a new Tesla truck render surfaced.
Electric pickup trucks are a super hot segment these days with the Tesla Truck, Rivian R1T, Atlis XT pickup Ford F-150 and now even a Fisker pickup leading the charge. Let's check out some news highlights this past week in the world of electric trucks.
It was an exciting week in the world of electric trucks. InsideEVs posted on the expected reveal of the Tesla truck, we stumbled across a very funky render of the Tesla truck and we even examined whether or not Tesla should reveal the truck now or wait until later.
And who can forget a few weeks when we revealed everything we know about the Tesla Truck, Rivian R1T and Atlis XT.
Let's check out some of this week's news highlights related to electric trucks.
The Tesla truck is easily the most talked-about vehicle in the electric car segment. As it turns out, we know quite a bit already in regards to the Tesla truck, but nobody has a clue what it will look like.
And that's precisely why the world will be watching as the Tesla truck debut next month. There are no details on a date just yet, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk has again confirmed the reveal and it seems it's on schedule:
That "no change" comment links back to a mention by Musk that the unveiling would most likely be in November:
So, it seems the Tesla truck reveal is still on track for next month.
This new Tesla pickup truck render is quite radical in that it features a ton of glass, no noticeable front truck and what appears to be a take on the Ram box on the side of the truck bed. And this certainly isn't the first time we've seen some Ram truck elements appear on rendered Teslas.
There has been no shortage of Tesla truck renders (check out our top five Tesla truck renders here), but few have incorporated the lone teaser image of the Tesla truck that was released by Elon Musk.
Though this particular render, which comes to us via Erwin at Swerve Designs, isn't really what we expected the finished product to resemble, it does manage to fully incorporate Musk's teaser image.
Not long after we posted the latest Tesla pickup truck rendering, Jalopnik picked up on it. They called us out rather humorously since the particular rendering sort of looks like a video game glitching. Interestingly, however, some people seemed to like it, including our friend Alex Guberman of E for Electric. To each his/her own, right?
Gallery: Tesla Electric Pickup Truck Ram Look-Alike Render Surfaces On Video
The only true unknown is its appearance.
The pieces of the Tesla truck puzzle are falling into place, so let's have a look at what's known.
Over time, mostly via Tesla CEO Elon Musk, we've bit by bit learned more and more details on the Tesla truck, so we think it's now time to highlight everything we know in regards to Tesla's pickup.
Gallery: Rivian R1T Electric Pickup Truck
The pieces of the Rivian R1T truck puzzle are mostly all in place now, so let's have a look at what's known.
When it was revealed back at the LA Auto Show in late 2018, Rivian burst onto the scene with its R1T. From stealth to mainstream happened literally overnight. Since then, we've learned more and more in regards to this slick electric pickup truck, so hit up this link for the major details on the R1T.
Gallery: Atlis XT Electric Pickup Truck Revealed: 500-Mile Range, Tows 35,000 Pounds
Atlis says its XT electric pickup truck is among the most capable trucks to ever be revealed. According to the automaker, the truck can be configured to go up to 500 miles on electric by selecting the largest battery pack.
In addition to the long range, the towing capacity is impressive at up to 35,000 pounds. The payload is listed at up to 5,000 pounds, which is equally high.
Atlis XT is considered a full-size truck and, unlike with the Rivian R1T, a 6.5 or 8-foot bed can be selected. Clearly then, this is a larger truck than Rivian's. Its 8-lug wheel design suggests it's a heavy-hauler too.