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Tesla Is Working On An Electric Pickup Truck

By Brian Spaen

Tesla already has its hands full with the upcoming electric semi, next generation Roadster, and Model Y projects expected to launch over the next few years. However, after the Model Y is released, company CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that they’ll be working on a pickup truck. It’s a vehicle that's been in the works for over five years, and there’s no official release date set just yet.

Back in September, Musk hinted that the same team behind the Tesla Semi could be producing a miniature version of the model. During a shareholders meeting during the summer, he said that there would be a surprise at the Semi launch event. However, that ended up being the announcement of the upcoming Roadster.

Musk replied to a tweet on December 26th mentioning a future pickup truck, saying that it would be developed “right after Model Y.” He further detailed that the “core design/engineering elements” have been in development “for almost five years.” In a follow-up tweet, Musk said that it could be slightly bigger than the Ford F-150 weight class to accommodate “a really gamechanging...feature.”