Elon Makes Another Promise…

4
1169
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Now Elon promises an electric pick-up truck….

“I promise that we will make a pickup right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it,” Musk wrote in a Twitter post.

When asked if the truck would be in the same size class as the Ford F-150, Musk responded:

“Similar total size. Maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging [I think] feature I’d like to add.”

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.

The electric vehicle maker first announced plans for a pickup last July, alongside a “master plan” to develop a commercial truck, a public transport bus and a compact SUV.

Musk had said in April that the pickup would be unveiled within 18 to 24 months.

 

Share Button

4 COMMENTS

  1. Oh…great…. Will it be like his cars? -A little ding, and it’ll cost $17K to fix the delicate aluminum and mirror-surface paint? Will it come with warning stickers in the bed, warning you not to actually carry anything in the bed?

    I guess there’s one upside: At least with a pick-up, you can drive around picking up scrap to pay for the ridiculously high insurance premiums these Teslas occasion. Good thing it’ll come with wi-fi, so you can find an authorized towing service, when it runs out of juice half way to the scrap yard!

    This is hilarious. This jerk can’t get the bugs out of his existing cars; has debuted a semi truck which has no practicality in the real world- and which will prove to be an embarrassment to the businesses which are foolish enough to purchase them….but he just keeps on going, grinding out his baloney!

    100 years ago, any rube who rolled off the turnip truck would instantly recognize this guy as a huckster….but today, he manages to have credibility!

  2. I can see it now. An electric pickup with a fuel tank for that little diesel generator to charge the batteries. Drag that gooseneck forever….as long as it’s a fuel trailer.

    • Range(when towing 12K lb. trailer): 12 miles*

      [*=provided battery is fully charged; terrain is pancake flat. Tailwind present; and outside temperature is between 69.2*F and 71.7*F. Your mileage may vary. If this were an actual truck, an actual man would be driving it.]

LEAVE A REPLY