Tesla hasn’t made any concrete announcements related to an all-electric pickup truck but CEO Elon Musk has talked about making one for the longest time. He’s generating hype for a Tesla pickup truck yet again and has even hinted that the company could have a prototype to unveil in 2019.
Tesla has made a roadster, sedans, and even a crossover. It’s yet to do a pickup truck. Naturally, there’s a lot of anticipation among fans to see what its version of an electric pickup truck looks like.
Musk did say back in April last year that Tesla could unveil its pickup truck in 18 to 24 months. His latest tweet is in keeping with that time frame. He also sought suggestions from fans earlier this year about what they would like to see in a Tesla pickup truck, what they felt were the important nuances and “what would seriously be next level?”
Responding to a question about the electric pickup truck, Musk said that “we might have a prototype to unveil next year.” It’s important to note that Musk has been mentioning a prototype so what the company unveils next year might not entirely be what eventually gets produced. As for where the company would manufacture the pickup truck when its plant in Fremont, California is already at capacity is another matter altogether.
I’m dying to make a pickup truck so bad … we might have a prototype to unveil next year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2018