Tesla to make pickup truck after Model Y crossover

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Continuing the legacy of innovation, Elon Musk, on behalf of his firm, has revealed that Tesla aims to produce a mass-market pickup truck "right after" it is done with the production of the Model Y.

In the same Tweet he revealed he has "had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for nearly 5 years". "Am dying to build it", he added.

Musk added that the truck would be slightly larger than Ford's F-150 pickup "to account for a really gamechanging (I think) feature I'd like to add".

Tesla via Electrek
Tesla via Electrek

The Model Y, to be built on the same platform as the Model 3 sedan, was tentatively scheduled to begin production in mid-2019, Reuters reported in June.

However, as it applies specifically to the Tesla pickup truck, Musk's Twitter chat was light on details. Interestingly enough, Musk said that the feature would actually be "coming very soon". "Well, Musk had a bit of fun on Twitter with his followers" suggestions. This immediately started a long conversation about many Tesla features and upcoming products, many of which the serial tech entrepreneur directly responded to. Tesla Motors earlier this year revealed that it had fallen short of analysts' expectations for the Model 3, making just 260 of the 2,000 expected mass market vehicles in the third quarter. This means Tesla fans could have a real pick-up truck event anytime between October 2018 and April 2019. Tesla is also developing a new Roadster and a Semi truck. This crossover edition of the Model 3 could be up for grabs by 2020, simply following along with Musk's estimations.

Over the years, the onboard Tesla web browser has become a notable source of complaint from the Silicon Valley-based electric carmaker's customers. While there are plenty of theories as to what the Model Y will promise, expect a much higher range than on other vehicles.