December 27, 2017
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is “dying” to add a pickup truck to Tesla’s list of vehicles.
Musk, in a tweet Tuesday, said Tesla was planning to get started on an electric pickup truck “right after” the Model Y.
“I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y,” Musk tweeted in response to another tweet. “Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it.”
Another Twitter user questioned Musk about the vehicle’s size, to which he replied it might be a bit bigger than an F150.
Similar total size. Maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (I think) feature I’d like to add.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2017
Tesla has been busy branching out from its traditional electric car models and obviously intends to continue that trend with an electric pickup truck.
The company in November unveiled the Tesla Roadster and an electric semitractor-trailer. The Roadster, which will be up for gabs in 2020, is priced at $200,000 while production for the Tesla semi is slated to begin in 2019.
The semi will be able to haul an 80,000-pound load for 500 miles on each electric charge. Prospective customers can reserve their model with $5,000 down.