Tesla CEO hinted about when his company will start work on an all-electric pickup truck. On a question from subscribers to his page on “Twitter” Elon Musk said that the company plans to begin production of the consumer version of the electric truck right after Tesla completed the work on the crossover Model Y, which in turn should go into the production phase in late 2019 – early 2020.
“I promise that we will get to work on the truck immediately after the release of the Model Y. I in the last five years, keep in mind the key features and details of this car. Can’t wait to build it,” said Musk on Twitter.
Reporters noted that despite the fact that the production of Tesla new car will begin in just a few years, there’s a good chance that the approximate look of the machine, or at least some of the first details about it, we can find this year. In April last year, Musk said that his company will share details about the truck in for 18-24 months, which in turn means that the new information we will be able to get somewhere between October 2018 and April 2019.
When you consider that Tesla, as a rule, holds the announcement of their cars for a year before embarking on their production, dubbed by Musk timelines really coincide with this prediction.
In addition, a “tweet” Musk also said that the pickup truck is likely to be little more than a truck F-150 from Ford and could get some kind of “breakthrough” feature, but, unfortunately, any details about what it will feature, Tesla’s chief said.
It should be noted that Musk back in 2013, Business Insider talked about the fact that Tesla has plans to release the truck while adding that the car, most likely, will appear not earlier than in five years. In 2016, Musk announced that the company intends to start producing cars in all segments, including the segment of pickups.
As it became known later, the company intends to be engaged not only the production of consumer electric vehicles, but also commercial. In November, Tesla unveiled the all-electric tractor with a power reserve of more than 800 kilometers on a single charge, can accelerate to “hundreds” in just 5 seconds (without semitrailer). To start production of the tractor, the company plans in 2019.