Tesla Electric Pickup “Cybertruck” Will Make Its Debut This Month

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the automaker would reveal its pickup truck this month. On Wednesday, Musk tweeted that the Tesla electric pickup truck will be revealed Nov. 21, which effectively keeps his promised timeline of the pickup’s debut after the Model Y’s debut.

The link is that Blade Runner is set in November of 2019. Musk’s constant mentioning of sci-fi in relation to the upcoming truck has led to plenty of renders as to what it might look like, but we still don’t really know. All Tesla has shown is one shadowy teaser image that gives nothing away. The pickup has also taken inspiration from armored personnel carriers (APCs), though Musk has shot down speculation that the truck is being pitched for military use.

The executive also hinted the truck will be able to accommodate six people and have a towing capacity of up to 300,000 lbs (136,077 kg).

The truck will presumably have impressive performance specs and features for commercial use, such as a 240-volt hookup for welders and other industrial equipment.

Musk has also suggested the model would cost less than $50,000. This would make it more affordable than the Rivian R1T and roughly on par with traditional full-size pickups.

 

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