Tesla Pickup Truck Teased, Looks Like A Giant Toy Car

Tesla showed a first teaser image of an electric pickup truck during the unveiling event of the new Semi and Roadster models.

The company’s plans for a pickup truck are well known for some time but information remains limited at this point, with the teaser suggesting it will look like a smaller pickup truck version of the Semi.

According to Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla utility model will be “a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck”, something that was portrayed in these early sketches. Tesla wants their pickup truck to share as much of the Semi’s technology as possible but allow everyone with a normal driving license to be able to drive it.

“You’ll actually be able to legally drive that with a driver’s license” Musk jokingly said at the presentation. “It’s kind of wrong, but I like it.”

So it appears that the Tesla pickup truck will be a rather large vehicle that will feature a bed big enough to host something like a smaller one-tonne truck, which gives us a good idea of how ridiculously big it will be.

The concept is still in a very early stage of development so Tesla isn’t expected to reveal a fully working prototype for the next few years. After all, it appears that they have their hands pretty full at the moment.

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  • Leconte Dave

    Look like a F-150

    • Tumbi Mtika

      ate an F-650.

  • S3XY

    The perfect truck for Shaq and Arnold.

  • IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A PICK-UP AT ALL.

    • Jay

      But it can pick up a truck!

  • RDS Alphard

    I’m guessing it’s somewhat like Unimog sort of “pick-up truck”, or even the failure Chevrolet Kodiak pick-up.

    • MarketAndChurch

      exactly. The Ford example would be the F-750

      • RDS Alphard

        And International XT

    • Tumbi Mtika

      GMC Topkick

      FTFY

    • Jweisberg

      A F-150 can’t fit in the bed of a C4500 or a F-750. This is a semi truck with a giant bed. Not a practical design for a daily driver.

      • Gnoxy

        If it has the same battery as that semi it will be able to do the Baja 1,000 on a single charge at full speed.

        This will be the truck of every patriot in America.

        • Jweisberg

          Sure it will.

  • Jweisberg

    Stupid design, it is too big. I have a hard enough time getting my dually through drive thru’s. A truck that big can only be used at construction sites.

    • MarketAndChurch

      I think it’s a great design. My problem with consumer heavy duty pickups is that you can’t see over the hood. With this, you have the best possible view of the road in front of you which would be amazing for something like an off-roader.

      • Jweisberg

        Great design? A truck as big as a dump truck? exactly where are you going to park such a Truck? You’ll be limited to the places you can go because of the height. Many people daily drive their trucks and this is not a design for a daily driver.

      • Jay

        People with trucks know how far the front of the truck extends and the issue of not seeing over the hood happens in no matter what car you drive. You aren’t meant to see your bumper.

        • MarketAndChurch

          True, but I like the Unimog and the 911 because of the fact that you have such great views over your hood. The problem becomes an even greater issue the moment you add a lift kit as entire people or in some cases, small cars, will disappear out of sight driving a lifted pickup.

          • Jay

            That can be fixed by installing a camera or by not lifting the truck in the first place

          • MarketAndChurch

            Yes, but I’m praising the view out of this thing because it’s raised and therefore a great off-roader because of the visibility + its ground clearance.

          • Jay

            I get it, you care about front visibility while off-roading.. I think that would make it front heavy. I don’t go off-roading but I think it’ll be better if the weight is centered. as even custom vehicles don’t have the driver over the front wheels. If you want visibility its probably best to install cameras..

  • MarketAndChurch

    This is my dream pickup, I wish Ford would include a design like this or the Unimog in its lineup.

  • looks cool

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Elon has lost his fucking mind.

    • SteersUright

      Not quite. He has the platform proven and paid for in the R&D costs of the Semi, so spinning off some cool offshoots to create more demand for a paid off platform is actually all smart business.

  • Tumbi Mtika
  • Benjamin B.

    I doubt Tesla’s pickup truck will look anything like the Tesla Semi. The pickup truck will look more like the Honda Ridgeline crossed with the Tesla Model X. It’ll have the Honda’s faux lines that divide the cab and bed, making it look like the Honda is body-on-frame. At Tesla doesn’t do faux radiator grills anymore.

  • Trackhacker

    Why does everything from them look like a fridge. Honestly, the designs are always so ugly.

    • SteersUright

      I agree, not a huge fan. They’re different, slick and sorta futuristic but also generic and appliance like similar to a brand new LG or Samsung Dryer.

  • SteersUright

    Reminds me of the old International XT trucks that were utterly ridiculously sized as well… (sorry, cant post an image because Disqus is fking up as usual…)

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