Elon Musk Reveals Loads of New Details About the Tesla Pickup Truck


by James Dennin

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a lot on his mind, but he still took time on Tuesday to tweet with fans about their feature wish list for a yet-to-be-announced Tesla pickup truck. It’s a project that’s been largely relegated to the back burner, though Musk tweeted in early as December 2017 that he’s had a “core” design and engineering framework in mind for nearly five years.

In a follow-up tweet to one questioner, Musk revealed some of the details about the truck, including that it will be able to parallel park “automatically” and that it will enable sonar. The details asked his followers, “what would you love to see in a Tesla pickup truck? I have a few things in mind, but what do you think are small, but important nuances & what would be seriously next level?”

What We Know About the Tesla Pickup

That’s not all Musk has in mind for the vehicle. According to other tweet replies, the Tesla Pickup will also have dual motor all wheel drive, “crazy” torque, and suspension that will dynamically adjusts for load. All of these three features will come standard.

Not all of the specs seem completely fleshed out yet. Musk responded to one user asking whether rear tires could be developed that can rotate like the front tires by noting simply “good question,” and also seemed decidedly more non-committal on the issue of whether or not the trear gates should drop to the ground or close.

As to an actual release date or unveil, it seems like we’re still as much as a year away, according to a projection he made in April, 2017.

So what will the actual truck look like? Of course, there’s been no unveiling of the pickup truck or even any official renderings. That minor obstacle hasn’t stopped artists from imagining what the Tesla pickup might look like:

When one searches on Google for "Tesla pickup truck," there is no shortage of imagined renderings.

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