Tesla will finally unveil its electric pickup Truck called Cybertruck on November 21st at Tesla’s design studio in Los Angeles, California.
Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday. The truck, which Musk has called “Cybertruck,” is supposed to look like something straight out of Blade Runner, the CEO has said.
Musk originally planned to reveal the pickup truck earlier this year, but he announced in September that he was pushing the event back to November. Also said the forthcoming pickup truck has a “heart-stopping” design, with better utility than a Ford F-150 and superior performance to a basic Porsche 911.
When Musk mentioned his desire to take on the F-150s of the world onstage at an event. The billionaire entrepreneur has spent the last six years teasing the truck without offering too many concrete specifics. He’s said the truck will seat six, start at around $50,000, and offer 400 to 500 miles of range in the highest price variant.
Musk has also suggested the top-end version will be powered by a dual-motor setup, with a ludicrous towing capacity of 300,000 pounds.
As for what the truck would look like, Musk has not given much to its “cyberpunk” style beyond a bunch of references, and he has provided only one very dark and indiscernible teaser image (seen above). This has contributed to a constant flood of fan renders, many of which are border on the ridiculous.
Tesla has a long history of skipping traditional auto shows in favor of putting on its own events.
The date announced on Wednesday means that the Tesla pick-up truck will be unveiled at the same time as but separate from the Los Angeles Auto Show, where Ford is expected to unveil the Mustang-inspired SUV, its first mass-market electric vehicle.
Electric cars are slowly growing in popularity around the world, but they still make up only about 1-2 percent of the market, depending on the region. At the same time, pick-up truck sales have gone through the roof in the last few years (along with SUV sales), which means that there may be a great opportunity for the first companies to ship a viable electric truck.
There’s no release date for Tesla’s electric pickup just yet, but in the next two to three years, an all-electric Ford F-150, an electric pick-up from GM, and another electric pick-up from EV start-up Rivian are set to hit the market.