Tesla Pickup Truck Looks
During last week’s presentation of the new Tesla semi, company chief operating officer Elon Musk introduced associate surprising addition to the Tesla lineup while segueing from the semi to the Roadster: A Tesla pickup truck. This was the second-biggest surprise of the evening, After the Roadster reveal, but with much more emphasis on the word “big.” If the renderings can be believed, the Tesla pickup’s bed will swallow a Ford F-150 SuperCrew. Affirming those renderings, Musk said, “It’s a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck.”
The pickup feels like a repurposed Tesla semi tractor, minus one of the drive axles out back. If one among the first Mercedes Unimogs had on the loose the mill in 1946 and evolved in isolation within the Schwarzwald, we’d expect it to emerge looking like Tesla’s offering. Musk foreshadowed the arrival of an approximate vehicle in Sep. When Jason Cruickshank tweeted “Can we get a light duty pickup next,” Musk replied, “What if we have a tendency to simply created a mini version of the Tesla semi?”
This isn’t exactly light-duty, though, falling well outside the 3 typical categories of truck buyers. Musk said anyone could drive the rendered Tesla pickup with a standard driver’s license, which means it would not exceed the specs for a class six medium-duty truck. Vehicles in that class include the Ford F-650 and Chevrolet Kodiak/GMC Topkick siblings (the last of that served as Autobot Ironhide), however, that is the higher finish – the Tesla pickup might look as beefy, but it could take things down a few notches. As is almost always the case with Tesla, who knows? We’ll find out for certain if and when the pickup makes production.