It might come as one thing of a shock, however pickup vehicles are routinely the best-selling autos within the U.S. In 2018, for instance, the highest three promoting autos included Ford’s F-Sequence, the Chevrolet Silverado, and the Dodge Ram.
In gentle of that, it’s no massive shock that Tesla plans to introduce an all-electric pickup truck in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later. Elon Musk confirmed as a lot in late 2017 when the corporate formally launched the next-gen Tesla Roadster and the Tesla Semi.
“I promise that we’ll make a pickup truck proper after Mannequin Y,” Musk mentioned on Twitter a couple of years again. “Have had the core design/engineering components in my thoughts for nearly 5 years. Am dying to construct it.”
After all, with the Ford F-150 being the highest pickup truck within the trade, Musk over the previous few years has made an effort to place Tesla’s forthcoming pickup truck in opposition to it. As an illustration, Musk has mentioned that Tesla’s pickup truck will doubtless be a tad larger than the F-150 to account for a “recreation altering characteristic.”
And just some months in the past, Musk mentioned that Tesla’s pickup truck will trounce all different vehicles insofar that it’ll “be a greater truck than a F-150 by way of truck-like performance and be a greater sports activities automobile” than a Porsche 911. Musk additionally said that the “Tesla Truck can have twin motor all-wheel drive w loopy torque & a suspension that dynamically adjusts for load.”
Actually, there’s plenty of intrigue surrounding Tesla’s pickup truck, nevertheless it seems that Tesla is poised to have some robust competitors within the all-electric pickup market from Ford itself. Whereas it’s no secret that Ford has been engaged on an electrical model of its standard F-150 pickup, the corporate initially supplied few particulars relating to a launch window besides to say that it could go into manufacturing in a couple of years.
Lately, although, Darren Palmer of Ford sat down for an interview with Autocar and revealed that a “battery Ford F150 will come earlier than 2022.”
That mentioned, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see which automobile involves market first. Particulars relating to Tesla’s considerably legendary pickup truck stay murky, however Musk this previous July mentioned that an unveiling would possibly happen earlier than the tip of October of this 12 months.