In addition to the Tesla Roadster, Model S, Model X, and the coming Model E — plus a Tesla Semi — consumers interested in joining the Tesla cult fanbase will soon have the most American of options: a pickup truck.

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed to his 8.18 million Twitter followers that the Tesla pickup truck unveil will be in “18 to 24 months.”

The Tesla pickup was first addressed in Musk’s “Master Plan, Part Deux,” posted on the Tesla website in July 2016. He called it “a new kind of pickup truck” and lumped it with the Model 3 and a compact SUV as the vehicles that will “address most of the consumer market.”

Looking at the calendar, 18 months from today is Saturday, October 13, 2018; 24 months from today is of course, April 13, 2019.

Presumably, the compact SUV that’s rumored to be the Tesla Model Y will arrive after that. Let’s hope it also has falcon wing doors like the Model X, but don’t hold your breath.


While we wait for a date as late as two years from now, there’s no shortage of Tesla pickup truck fan art upon which to gaze at.