• News
  • Science

Tesla to make pickup truck after Model Y crossover

Tesla to make pickup truck after Model Y crossover

While chatting with customers via Twitter Tuesday, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk let it subtly slip that the next Tesla Model will be a pickup truck. He went on to note that he's had the concept for the pick-up truck done in his mind for almost five years. Am dying to build it, "stated Elon Musk in a tweet posted on 26 December replying to Twitter user Vancouver Seed Bank". Intriguingly, Musk followed that up with another tweet that said the Tesla pick-up would be similar in size to the Ford F150: "Maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (I think) feature I'd like to add".

Deliveries of the Model 3 to non-Tesla employees just started in the last two weeks-a mere six months after "production" began on the sedan. The tweet hit a sweet spot for people who are fans of both Tesla and pickups, scratching an itch that has generated a number of theoretical renderings of what a Tesla pickup truck might be like - including a complete photo gallery.

For the most part, however, Musk promised that Tesla would be releasing smaller software-based improvements, like rain-sensing windshield wipers (a function that has been on the back burner for some time), better maps and navigation, and browser updates. It will be called a successor to Tesla's Model 3, which includes hot-selling vehicles including Sedan.

So, what could those mysterious features be?

Musk had also said before that the design of the pickup truck should be unveiled with the next 24 months.

Musk has floated the idea of a Tesla pickup truck before. Tesla is still working to get several vehicles to market, including its Roadster and Semi. The company has a daunting list of 450,000 Model 3 reservations to churn through, and even bullish analysts of the company expect it to fall well short of Musk's production goal for 2018 of 500,000 vehicles.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • U.S.  to resume full visa services in Turkey

    U.S. to resume full visa services in Turkey

    The Turkish embassy in Washington said on Thursday it had lifted restrictions on visa services for USA citizens. We are also concerned about the cases against USA citizens who have been arrested under the state of emergency.
    SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful

    SoftBank's Tender Bid For Uber Massively Successful

    SoftBank will occupy two seats on the company's board and will now be an extremely influential player in decisions at Uber. But for Uber's existing investors and the ego of founder Travis Kalanick, the deal has some very bad news.
    US Library of Congress downscales Twitter archive

    US Library of Congress downscales Twitter archive

    The initiative was bold and celebrated among research communities, " wrote Library of Congress spokeswoman Gayle Osterberg on its website.
  • Dana White Floyd's Not Fighting in UFC ... Meeting About Boxing!

    Dana White Floyd's Not Fighting in UFC ... Meeting About Boxing!

    He insists there's only one fight for McGregor next, a defence of his lightweight belt. "And I still don't", White said. But White maintains that the UFC's interim lightweight champion will be next up for McGregor if and when he returns.
    Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election's Certification

    Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election's Certification

    Moore's spokeswoman claims a failure to investigate their voter fraud claims will have repercussions from voters . The lawsuit was filed the day before officials were due to certify Mr Jones the victor - two weeks after the vote.
    Ukraine, separatist rebels agree on major prisoner…

    Ukraine, separatist rebels agree on major prisoner…

    A United States decision to provide Ukraine with weapons has seen Russian Federation warn the U.S. is encouraging "new bloodshed". More than 10,000 people have been killed and 1.5 million displaced in Ukraine since fighting began four years ago.
  • Photographer: Twins' Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

    Photographer: Twins' Sano grabbed, tried to kiss her in 2015

    As the face of the Twins' surprising performance last season, he's key to the team's success moving forward. A friend of Bissen's backed up her story, stating that she had told friends and family after it occurred.
    Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls

    Date horror story: Woman rips pricey Andy Warhol artwork from walls

    He made headlines the same year for parking a tank outside of his home , causing a brief fight with his homeowner's association. The punishment for a felony criminal mischief conviction in Texas depends on the amount of damage the defendant caused.
    Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal

    Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal

    Belgium forward, Christian Benteke returns for the game against Arsenal after he was suspended for the game with Swansea. However, Mamadou Sakho is ruled out with a calf strain and Joel Ward is also a doubt with a groin problem.
  • Triple Talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    Triple Talaq Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    The Supreme Court had outlawed instant triple talaq in August and asked the government to frame a law within six months. Watch man of the moment, Ravi Shankar Prasad speaking exclusively to India Today on People's Court.
    Frigid with Record Cold Today

    Frigid with Record Cold Today

    For the rest of your Thursday, temperatures will reach a high in the mid teens with a good mix of the sun and clouds. What there is more confidence about is that it will be cold this weekend - the coldest it's been all season.
    Female comedian sued after refusing men entry to a 'women-only' show

    Female comedian sued after refusing men entry to a 'women-only' show

    He wants an injunction on the comic from ever treating consumers differently based on sex and to undergo sensitivity training. Rava has built his career suing companies and organizations for what he believes is male-based gender discrimination.
  • OnePlus teases the first Android Oreo open beta for OnePlus 5T

    OnePlus teases the first Android Oreo open beta for OnePlus 5T

    Being a high-end Smartphone, OnePlus 5T smartphone offers all advanced features to explore what you might have dreamed of. Oreo update will be a major update of the OnePlus 5T smartphone and it will make your device run smoothly.
    Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

    Longtime Atlanta news anchor hospitalized

    Before that, she had been a reporter and anchor for Atlanta's Fox affiliate, WAGA-TV, prior to leaving the station in 2013. It was while Davis was making her way to her father's hometown in Texas that she suffered the stroke.
    Winston Reid benched as West Ham draw with Bournemouth

    Winston Reid benched as West Ham draw with Bournemouth

    I don't know how or why he [Madley] would have to go to him if the linesman gives an offside. I think you could question the offside, because it looks pretty level.
  • Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M

    Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Grow To More Than $306M

    With slightly better odds than the Powerball game , it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot. The lottery pot is still growing this week, with almost a jackpot totaling $700 million across three different games .
    NYC police officers suspended amid questions over response

    NYC police officers suspended amid questions over response

    On Thursday, police said Wells' husband was a person of interest, and was in custody and being questioned. Police also found her 2-year-old daughter left unharmed but crying at the scene.
    #EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery

    #EricaGarner: Erica Garner Suffered Brain Damage, Family Hopes For Recovery

    Snipes-Garner says her daughter suffered her first heart attack not long after giving birth to a baby boy in August. After a video of Garner's death went viral, activists gathered across the nation to protest police brutality.

Breaking News



Recommended

Survivor's Todd Herzog Says Dr. Phil Got Him Drunk Before His Interview

For getting me help in the nicest places in the country. "I'm grateful in a lot of ways for the show ", Herzog admitted. Former Survivor victor Todd Herzog , who battles with alchohol addictions, first appeared on the " Dr.

Donald Trump Tweet-tacks Vanity Fair For "Regret" Over Hillary Clinton Ding

In an April 1988 issue of Spy magazine (which Carter co-founded), Trump was famously referred to as a "short-fingered vulgarian". He then took a shot at Anna Wintour, the Vogue editor who serves as artistic director for Vanity Fair parent company Conde Nast.

Mark Hamill leads tributes to Carrie Fisher on anniversary of her death

Without question, the most stirring tribute came from Lourd, who took to her Instagram to share a unique tribute to her mother. In August Fisher's daughter, actress Billie Lourd , talked about the tragedy during an interview with Town & Country magazine .

Too much gaming could be labeled as mental health condition

However, the American Psychological Association counters this view, finding it to be controversial and perhaps too early to say. In 2014, a 27-year-old Chinese woman suffered sudden death after playing video games for over 10 consecutive hours.

Some Galaxy Note 8 devices facing issues while charging

Users have apparently been experiencing the inability to charge the device after the battery has fully drained out. In the video, he explains that he has tried a few things to see if the phone turns on, including a reset.

'Horrific on-, amusing off-Camera': Twitter Mourns Star Wars' Iconic Dr Evazan

Although Curtis' role in George Lucas' sci-fi classic was brief, his scene remains one of Star Wars' most memorable. The conversation was then cut off when Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alex Guinness) came flying in with a lightsaber.

NFL Mock Draft: Josh Rosen goes to Browns

Second-round pick DeShone Kizer has been miserable this season, and it is certain he is not the answer moving forward. If he does declare, some Browns fans thought he was a sure thing with the No. 1 overall pick.

Paulinho admits to talking Coutinho into Barcelona transfer

Coutinho's Selecao team-mate Paulinho opened up about his discussion with the 25-year old, regarding the transfer. His quality technique is what makes the difference.

Extreme cold, but no precipitation, in Thursday forecast

As you shiver in your auto before the heat kicks in, you might think this is the coldest it's ever been, but you would be wrong. Mostly sunny skies should return New Year's Day , but the NWS anticipates a high of 40 degrees on Monday, Jan. 1.

Serena Williams: return will shakeup 2018 WTA Tour

On September 1, 2017, the Olympic athlete gave birth to her first child, daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr . It was a big decision, a big call to make.