Tesla announces disclosure date for & # 39; Cybertruck & # 39 ;, an electric pickup that Elon Musk has promised will be better than a Porsche 911
- Elon Musk has announced that the Tesla electric pick-up will be unveiled on November 21
- The event will take place at Tesla & # 39; s Design Center in Los Angeles
- The so-called & # 39; cybertruck & # 39; is inspired by cyperpunk fiction such as Blade Runner
Today Elon Musk announced that the next Tesla vehicle, the long-awaited "Cybertruck," will be officially unveiled on November 21.
The unveiling event should take place at Tesla & # 39; s Design Center in Los Angeles, near SpaceX headquarters and Hawthorne municipal airport.
Musk made the announcement on Twitter, five days after he announced he would take a Twitter break.
Elon Musk (pictured above) announced on Twitter that the highly anticipated Tesla pickup, nicknamed & # 39; Cybertruck & # 39 ;, will be unveiled on November 21
The idea for a Tesla pickup dates back to 2013 when Musk said he wanted to compete against Ford & # 39; s F-150 line of trucks, according to The edge.
This summer, Musk said that the prototype version of the Tesla pickup was & # 39; the coolest car I've ever seen, to be honest & # 39 ;.
Musk said the design is strongly influenced by science fiction, and in particular the 1982 Blade Runner film.
After announcing the date, Musk tweeted cryptically that the date of November 21st & # 39; strangely familiar & # 39; was, along with a YouTube link to score for the opening series of Blade Runner.
Musk broke his self-imposed Twitter break after just five days to announce the & # 39; Cybertruck & # 39; to reveal
Musk also tweeted a link to the score for the opening titles of & # 39; Blade Runner & # 39; after the announcement tweet, as a reference to one of the most important inspirations of the project
The truck was originally set to be unveiled in September, but the event was postponed later.
Musk has said he wants to keep the prize at around $ 50,000 with a range of 400 to 500 miles.
"We're trying to create something new and it's not just a copy of the form factor of everything else," he told Tesla shareholders in June.
"But you still want it to be great. It's very difficult. This is very difficult. & # 39;
In 2017, Tesla unveiled the Tesla Semi, the company's first electric semi-truck, which can offer some general tips on pick-up design
In September, Ford announced that it was also busy developing a line of electric pickups.
In 2020, the company said it would release a hybrid version of its F-150 truck, and promised a fully electric model & # 39; that won't be too far & # 39 ;.
GM also announced plans to develop electric pickups, but offered little insight into how or when.
WHAT IS THE PICK-UP TRUCK OF TESLA?
Elon Musk has revealed new details of the company's planned pickup – and has asked customers what they want to see in the long-awaited vehicle.
Last year, Musk confirmed that the car would be Tesla's next vehicle after the upcoming release of the Model Y.
Now more details of the plans are revealed.
& # 39; Tesla Truck has a twin-engined four-wheel drive with crazy torque and a suspension that dynamically adjusts to the load, & # 39; Musk confirmed.
Musk also said the dual-engine powertrain will be standard, as with Model S and Model X, along with the dynamic suspension.
He is also considering turning the rear wheels of the car based on a suggestion from Twitter.
Elon Musk has revealed new details of the company's planned pickup – and has asked customers what they want to see in the long-awaited vehicle
It will be equipped with the Tesla autopilot and Musk said it was a smaller version of Tesla Semi and & # 39; a pick-up that can transport a pick-up & # 39 ;.
He also said that the truck will automatically park in parallel and be equipped with a 3609 degree camera and sonar.
Musk said earlier that the pickup would probably be slightly larger than a Ford F-150 and hinted that it could be based on the upcoming Model Y.
Over the past decade, Tesla has focused primarily on passenger car production, but has branched out in recent years, including investments in battery production.
Musk had previously hinted that there would be a pickup model.
Last year he said in a post on Twitter: & # 39; I promise we will make a pickup right after model Y.
& # 39; I have had the core design / engineering elements in mind for almost five years. I want to build it. & # 39;
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