The Tesla pickup, described by Elon Musk as "the coolest car I have ever seen", is now looking at its earliest release in November, according to a tweet from the CEO of Tesla. The science fiction-inspired electric pickup truck was expected to arrive this summer, or October at the latest on the basis of earlier statements by the notoriously optimistic Musk.
Beyond an early concept image of a pickup shown at the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017 and one image tweeted in May, little is known about the Tesla pickup truck. Musk described it in a Recode interview with Kara Swisher last year:
"It will be a really futuristic cyberpunk," Blade Runner "pickup. It will be great, it will be great. This will be heartbreaking. It stops my heart. It is so, oh, it is great."
"It's going to contain a lot of titanium," Musk added later.
Musk said he doesn't care if someone buys the Tesla passion project, and admits that he would build a more conventional pickup in the future if it didn't sell.
The Tesla pickup will face tough competition when it is launched. Ford has been teasing its all-electric F-150 for a while and chose to focus on how similar it is to Ford's best-selling pickups while being the & # 39; Ford tough & # 39; mantra preaches. The electric F-150 could hit dealers as early as 2021. Buyers looking for something a little more futuristic – but available in 2020 – may be tempted by the $ 69,000 R1T from the US-based car company Rivian. Ford is also working with VW on a medium-sized e-pickup that could arrive by 2022. In April GM committed to build a full-size electric pick-up, with plans to launch "when competitive"
While you wait, there is always the Simone Giertz Model 3 conversion if you are handy with a flash and you absolutely must have a Tesla pick-up now.