What If Tesla’s Pickup Truck Went After The Ford F-150 Raptor?

As part of Elon Musk’s ambitious plan to have a Tesla badge adorning every single form of transport, the innovator has confirmed that his brand will launch a pickup truck as part of its second Master Plan.

All that’s known about the vehicle is that it will be a so-called “new kind of pickup”. We have no idea what that means, but when the model becomes a reality, it should be the world’s first electric pickup. The question is, what will it look like?

One possibility is something akin to a Model S or X on stilts with a load bed instead of a rear decklid. Virtuel Car went for something bolder, imagining the Tesla pickup as a competitor to the popular Ford F-150 Raptor.

The Raptor is loved for its brutish, in-your-face looks and this rendering of a Tesla rival, with massive off-roading tires, an aluminum skid plate at the front and a set of widened wheel arches, looks the part. So far, though, Tesla’s design language is entirely different, though, so it will be interesting to see which way it will go.

Given the stupendous amounts of instantly available torque provided by an electric powertrain, a Tesla pickup will be ideal for carrying hefty loads and towing. No launch date has been announced yet, but it will most likely be after the minibus.

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  • Tumbi Mtika

    It wouldn’t look this ugly.

    • benT

      the Ford?

      • Tumbi Mtika

        LOL!!!

  • donald seymour

    Memo to Tesla, that is a market that you do not want to enter. Only the brave can dare and venture into that territory.

    • benT

      You saying Tesla is not brave?? :>O

      • donald seymour

        Great point. I should replace brave with being foolish.

      • Smith

        No, they are not brave, just stupid!

  • Toronado_II

    What a poor render. The F-150 don’t wear a Fusion’s face…

  • ck

    Maybe Tesla can make electric planes next and go after Boeing! It just keeps getting more and more absurd with Musk. He seems like a mad scientist.

  • Beelzaboot teriaksun

    way to stick the model S front on every friggin car => insta-tesla => insta clickbait

  • smartacus

    i have the answer:
    it would be so heavy you would not be legally allowed to drive it everywhere you wanted.

    For Example; the Brooklyn Bridge has a 6,000 lb weight limit.
    ModelX with a couple of passengers is already overweight. Now imagine a pickup.

    Another problem is range. Cars may have 300-500 mile ranges per gas tank, but pickups have all of that and more.
    Yet another problem is recharge time. Larger vehicle will require a larger capacity battery. Larger capacity battery will be on your home charger for more time.

    If you can fit it in, because many home garages will not even be able to fit the truck inside.

    • Smith

      Exactly. Your Tesla 150 would have a payload capacity of 200lbs or less, because the batteries are already too heavy.

      • benT

        take a motor and gearbox and differential and ancillary associated parts from a full size sedan – Tesla does not have them – you then have a car with maybe a 100 kg extra weight over the standard motor. All of the weight of the battery is at or below the axle.

  • Smith

    Real men don’t drive a Tesla.

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