Musk says the new Tesla Pickup will start at under $50,000 and will look like no other pickup today.
Elon Musk, the man who no longer needs an introduction, shared a few extra details on his car company’s upcoming truck. A Tesla Pickup, as of yet officially unnamed, will rival the like of the very cool Rivian R1T and the Ford F-150 electric.
He was a guest on the Ride The Lightning podcast over the weekend where he addressed two major points:
The first is pricing which can make or break a vehicle of such volume potential:
“We don’t want it to be really expensive. I think it got to start at less than $50,000 – it’s got to be like $49,000 starting price max. Ideally less. It just can’t be unaffordable. It’s got to be something that’s affordable. There will be versions of the truck that will be more expensive, but you’ve got to be able to get a really great truck for $49,000 or less.”
He also discussed the styling which really makes the Tesla pickup not seem like it will be for everyone:
“It’s got to have incredible functionally from a load carrying standpoint, look amazing – but it won’t look like a normal truck. It’s going to look pretty sci-fi. That means that it’s not going to be for everyone- like if somebody just wants to have a truck that looks like trucks have looked like for the last 20 to 40 years, it’s probably isn’t for them.”
Range and capabilities will be a matter of pricing. While the base price will be “under $50k”, there will be loads of room for options including 400 to 500 miles of range, Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain and the dynamic suspension. We’re quite certain that doubling, perhaps even tripling the starting price will be fairly easy to do.
We expect to see a real prototype of the Tesla Pickup before the leaves turn. We are looking forward to it.