Tesla boss Elon Musk has been pushing out teasers of the carmaker’s forthcoming pickup truck. We’ve been waiting like forever so far, but it’s almost time for the model to finally arrive.
It has been confirmed in a tweet that the hotly anticipated vehicle will break cover in Los Angeles on November 21. Not much more words were said about the truck, although Musk did call it a ‘Cybertruck’ and reminded that the day uncoincidentally matches up with the setting of Blade Runner.
The movie itself is where the truck gets its inspiration from. You may be very curious about what the new model has to offer. Unfortunately for now, details are rare, except that Musk has previously said that it will come as a futuristic “armored personnel carrier” with handling equals to that of a Porsche 911. The CEO also suggested that the Cybertruck will have room for six occupants and have a towing capacity of up to 300,000 pounds or 136,077 kilograms.
It has also been hinted that the price tag will be under $50,000, meaning that it would be cheaper than the Rivian R1T and about as much as a large conventional pickup truck.
What we still don’t know is if the Tesla boss can prove that his aforementioned promises are true. According to Engadget, the EV maker appears to be aiming at the Ford F-150 which is the America’s most well-liked vehicle to date. Musk stated at Tesla’s annual shareholders meeting that the F-150 is a “great truck”. However, his pickup will be just as great if not greater. He put in plain words that the Tesla truck should be able to do what the F-150 can do.
We also don’t get information on the release date, but the vehicle will undoubtedly by welcomed by a tough competition. Not only the Rivian R1T, GM and Ford also have plans to launch an electric pickup, so it won’t be easy for Tesla to conquer the segment.
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