Musk stated in early September that the Tesla Pickup reveal was happening in November. He’s just confirmed it in a Tweet.
We’re debating internally on whether or not the unveiling of the upcoming 100% electric Pickup from Tesla will be the most important of its history. The Roadster was first but the Model S was significant. The Model 3 put an EV in the hands of tens of thousands for the first time. As for the Pickup, it could turn the tide if it turns out to be as good as Musk says. We’ll know more in November.
We’ve reported a few times already on Musk’s promise that the Pickup will have a starting price of under US $50,000. Musk has said that it’ll look like something from a sci-fi movie and make a RAM look like a kitten. As well, for about twice the starting price, it’ll pull supercar 0-60mph times, tow your entire neighbourhood from one coast to another on a single charge.
Ok, so we might be exaggerating slightly on the last few points but, given what we know about the Tesla Pickup’s main rival, the Rivian R1T, the possibilities and potential of these trucks seems limited only by the creators’ imaginations.