Eager to see the all-electric pickup truck from Tesla? We have some good news for you as fresh new details about Tesla's upcoming hauler have surfaced.

In a recent podcast, CEO Elon Musk shared that the pickup truck will have a starting price of around $49,000 (about Php 2.535 million) but they could go for less upon release. For him, the pickup truck must be affordable although there will be other variations that will be a bit more expensive.

“We don’t want it to be really expensive. I think it got to start at less than $50,000 – it’s got to be like $49,000 starting price max. Ideally less. It just can’t be unaffordable. It’s got to be something that’s affordable. There will be versions of the truck that will be more expensive, but you’ve got to be able to get a really great truck for $49,000 or less,” said Musk.

Aside from sharing its initial price, the CEO also said that the all-electric pickup will not look like a normal truck.

Tesla pickup truck image

“It's going to look pretty sci-fi. That means it's not going to be for everyone – like somebody just wants to have a truck that looks like trucks have looked like for the last 20 to 40 years, it probably isn't for them,” added Musk.

The CEO even went on to say that it will have a “Blade Runner-like” truck design although we're not exactly sure by what he means. In addition, the teaser image that the company released a few months ago is actually the front end of the soon-to-be-released pickup. If we were to base on that alone, it appears the electric pickup will more than likely have a sleek and somewhat monolithic theme.

But what about its tech underneath? Well for starters, Musk claims that the pickup truck will be capable of traveling 400 – 500 miles (about 643 – 800 km) per charge, can come with all-wheel drive capability, as well as have the ability to tow 300,000 lbs (about 136,080 kg). With those kind of figures, we won't be surprised if the Tesla pickup will be one of the most powerful models to come out of Fremont, California.

With other startups like Rivian launching their own electric pickup, as well as getting a helping hand from Ford to electrify the F-150, Tesla may have some competition on the horizon.


Source: Ride The Lightning via Electreck