Already in March, when Tesla first introduced the production model Y the company hid the above picture and teased a pickup truck in the presentation. According to an extremely online Elon Musk Wednesday morning, we would see the launch of this electric pickup – called "Cybertruck" – later this month. To be precise, on November 21 near the Los Angeles SpaceX facility .
This first teaser of the pickup was included for some reason in the credits of 1982 Blade Runner . And Musk again referred to the movie in his tweets this morning, saying that in November 2019 in Los Angeles:
Of course that's why.
In the beginning we had heard in January that we would see the Tesla truck until the summer of 2019, but that time frame has obviously come and gone. This new November timetable is handy as the automobile media will be traveling to Los Angeles at about the same time LA Auto Show.
Although no actual official details of the truck were announced, Musk has previously stated that he wants to see the Tesla Pickup ] Price below $ 50,000 . On the other hand, he also claimed that will have a trailer load of 300,000 pounds . So take that with a whole bag of rock salt.
I'm all for an electric pickup, and considering that Americans buy more pickups than any other vehicle type, it seems the deal is easy to handle. With the competition entering an electric Ford F150 and from Amazon Rivian Tesla is likely to swing in this arena.
I really hope that it's good. I also hope that Elon Musk will shut up for a while. One of these things is likely.