In April 2017, Elon Musk announced that Tesla, his company that develops high-quality electric cars, was going to make a pickup truck.
According to CNBC, he then said that the truck would be revealed in around eighteen to twenty-four months and start being made right after the Model Y SUV.
Well, the Model Y has finally come out and some people could not wait to see the release of the pickup truck. It currently has the potential to drastically alter the market for them as we know it.
Tesla actually gave us a little bit of a sneak peek of what the truck would look like last November during an event at which they unveiled the semi truck and Roadster sports car. Elon Musk gave some information about the pickup truck recently when he was on a podcast with Recode's Kara Swisher. According to Musk, it's going to look "like a really futurist-like cyberpunk, 'Blade Runner' pickup truck."
One thing that Musk said during the podcast which was kind of odd was that he doesn't know if the truck will be a go-to option for consumers. Most companies don't actually put money into something that they are not sure will return on profits. Still, he did mention that if the truck doesn't hit it off with the consumer that Tesla would probably make a more conventional type of truck down the line.
Once this officially gets released it does have the option to become the norm for anyone that do small time hauls, as in bringing a boat or even car with an attached trailer. However, that all depends on if Tesla will enable the truck to have the same kind of pulling capabilities as traditional vehicles in that class.
The pickup truck could also prove to be more economically feasible for small-time transport companies since gas prices wouldn't even be a factor anymore since it's an electric vehicle. Now, the battery would need to be powerful to even compete with other types of pickup trucks. Many people buy pickup trucks because they haul an extra a few thousand pounds every now and then, so, the battery on a Tesla vehicle needs to be able to account for the extra weight while still having a high-efficiency rating.