Elon Musk made interesting new comments on the upcoming Tesla pickup, including a first indication of the starting price, which he would like to keep below $ 50,000, and some features.
Tesla's CEO has been looking for feature suggestions to complement the developing Tesla truck, he unveiled some planned features, such as an option for a range of 400-500 miles, four-wheel drive with two engines and dynamic suspension, as well a trailer load of 300,000 pounds. 19659003] While performing in the Ride the Lighting podcast this weekend, Musk made some new comments on the upcoming electric pickup.
He confirmed that Tesla is trying to keep the starting price below $ 50,000:
"We do not want it to be really expensive. I think it has to start at less than $ 50,000 ̵1; it must start at a maximum of $ 49,000. Ideally less. It simply can not be unaffordable. It has to be affordable. There will be versions of the truck that are more expensive, but you need to be able to get a really great truck for $ 49,000 or less. "
Based on previous comments, it sounds like the design of the Tesla pickup truck will be something very special.
Musk added to the design during the podcast:
"It has to be incredibly functional from a wearer's point of view, it looks fantastic – but it does not look like a normal truck. It's going to be pretty sci-fi. That means it will not be for everyone – if someone just wants a truck that looks like trucks that have looked like it's been in the last 20 to 40 years, it probably is not for him.
He Confirmed This The cryptic teaser image released earlier this year was actually the front of the Tesla pickup:
Since then, people have tried to interpret the image It was published at the start of the model Y and led to many interesting theories.
We have collected some of the resulting renderings.
The CEO reiterated that it will be a "Blade Runner-like model" "Truck Design" – something he has been saying for a while, but it's hard to know what he means exactly.
He assumes that some people will think that "it does not look like a truck". Musk likened the disruption design to the transition between horse and ca rriage and the automobile.
In terms of the capabilities of the Tesla pickup, the CEO is aiming for high standards:
"It will be a truck that performs better than other trucks. The goal is to be a better truck than a [Ford] F-150 in terms of truck functionality and a better sports car than a [Porsche] 911. That is the claim.
Ford recently confirmed that they plan to electrify the F150 vans, and they also invested in electric vehicle startup Rivian and worked with them to build another electric vehicle.
Earlier this year, Tesla plans to launch its electric vehicle pickup truck this summer.  Electrek's Take
Some interesting new comments here.
I'm sure the $ 50,000 basic version can be a good electric truck, but I imagine most of the incredible abilities that were initially annoyed, like the 400+ series, etc. reserved for much more expensive versions of the Tesla pickup.
However, the base version should significantly undercut the base price of the Rivian R1T, which starts at $ 69,000 with a range of over 230 miles.
If Tesla could achieve the same bandwidth at this price, then something in this segment would be very interesting.
As far as design is concerned, I think I have a much better idea now, because Elon says people might think, "It does not look like a truck."
You will probably prefer a much more aerodynamic design, which is of course unconventional for a pickup.
I can not wait to see what that looks like.
Selected Image: Tesla Pickup by Turkish Car Designer Emre Husmen
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