Tesla will reveal their electric Pick-up truck on 21 November says Elon Musk, promising a pick-up as capable as the F-150 and prices starting around £40k.
We’ve been expecting a pick-up truck from Tesla for some time, with Tesla even giving us a bit of a glimpse back in 2017 at the reveal of the Tesla ‘Semi’ (pictured above), although Musk has made it clear it will look like nothing else on the market when it arrives.
The promises for the Tesla Pick-up are, as you’d expect from Elon Musk, rather grandiose, with claims it will do everything a Ford F-150 can, look like nothing else on the market, cost from around £40k, seat six, have a 400-mile range and drive like a Porsche 911.
There’s probably a good chance the Tesla Pick-up will perform like no other Pick-up, but we do doubt it will achieve that in £40k guise, and it’s going to have to be special as it goes up against new arrivals like the Rivian R1T electric Pick-up.
Musk is dubbing the Pick-up the ‘Cybertruck’, and the reveal date – 21 November 2019 – is a date that coincides with one in the original Blade Runner film, with Tesla no doubt wanting to milk the Pick-up’s futuristic promise.
It’s also probably no coincidence that the reveal comes just a few days after Ford will reveal their Mustang-inspired electric SUV, and just ahead of the start of the Los Angeles Motor Show.
Of course, a reveal of the Tesla Pick-up doesn’t mean it’s just around the corner. But it is coming.