Tesla’s long-awaited pickup truck may be nearing reveal. News of its reveal comes from the same venue much of Tesla’s other news stems from: Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account.
According to the tweet, Musk says the Tesla pickup truck should be ready for reveal in 2-3 months. The tweet was in response to a customer inquiry asking Musk if there was an update on the pickup. Tesla had previously confirmed plans to produce a battery-electric pickup by releasing a teaser photo of the alleged pickup.
“We’re close, but the magic is in the final details. Maybe 2 to 3 months,” the tweet reads, implying the company isn’t quite ready to show off the truck.
A few details of the Tesla truck have already trickled out, including some lofty claims that it will cost less than $50,000 and handle like a Porsche 911. It’s also expected to feature at least six seats and tow up to 300,000 pounds. If even half the rumored claims pan out, the pickup truck market may get turned on its head when Tesla finally rolls this thing out.
It is worth mentioning that Ford and GM both have confirmed plans to rollout battery-electric full-size trucks. Details of their electrified pickups have yet to trickle out.
We’re close, but the magic is in the final details. Maybe 2 to 3 months.
— e^👁🥧 (@elonmusk) July 27, 2019