Tesla Pickup To Get Dual Motors And Trick Suspension As Standard

Elon Musk has divulged new details about the upcoming Tesla pickup, many of which should get tradesmen particularly excited.

Taking on Twitter, as usual, Musk confirmed that the pickup will land with a dual motor and all-wheel drive setup as standard and offer “crazy torque.” For those who’ll be using the all-electric pickup for hauling, this is very good news.

Additionally, Musk says the Tesla Truck will feature an advanced suspension system that adjusts the rear damping, rebound and compression depending on what cargo the vehicle is carrying. To add an extra level of convenience, the truck will also feature power outlets that’ll allow tradesman to use high-powered tools without a generator.

Other key features for the Tesla Truck are expected to include 360-degree cameras, sonar and the ability to parallel park automatically.

The electric automaker released the first teaser of the vehicle at the launch of the Tesla Semi and new Tesla Roadster late last year. The image depicted a pickup truck so large that it could fit a Ford F-150 Raptor on its bed. What’s more, Musk asserted at the time that customers wouldn’t need to have a truck license to drive it.

The design of the Tesla Truck is based on the Semi and will offer seating for up to six. It could therefore redefine the segment and perhaps be the largest vehicle of its kind on sale, as the only similar vehicle that pops into our heads is the Ford F-650.

  • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

    Musk keeps revealing this information to drive up their share prices. They still haven’t turned a profit yet. 😂😂😂

    • BlackPegasus

      If it proves to be cool, masculine and capable I think quite a few traditional truck buyers will give it a look. But it will have to be the real deal, not just some novelty toy for grownups. As for the hyping of share prices I agree lol. But that’s what a decent CEO is suppose to do. They sell dreams and forecasts.

      • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

        A decent CEO ensures their company is profitable. At this rate, I personally don’t think it’ll ever be built.

        • Silimarina

          Cut the bs, no CEO cam maka a profit now with Tesla. Because a) Tesla is investing a ton of money in to Gigafactory, charging stations, Tesla stores etc. b) Tesla is making only EV’s and EV’s are much more expensive to build, because of batteries.So i think it will take few more years before Tesla will be profitable.Once they will finish investing in charging stations, stores and other factories + the cost of batteries will go down more than we will probably see Tesla as the Apple of car world.

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            Why are they not building 5,000 Model 3s every week like Musk said they would? Tesla has no experience manufacturing vehicles!

            I see dozens of Nissan Leaf EVs everyday and now they are on their second generation version. Gotta be profitable, right? Now Jaguar has come along with the I-PACE and Audi will be launching their first EV later in the year. The pressure is building on Musk. Will he still be CEO in six months time? Very unlikely!

            You’d be better off placing bets on which company will pick up the intellectual property rights of the Tesla technology after Musk’s little fantasy project has gone bust. I’m thinking it will be a German consortium of Damiler, Volkswagen Group & BMW. They did the same with Nokia Maps.

          • Silimarina

            Well, Tesla is close to making 5000 Model 3s/ weak.Are they behind schedule?Yes they are
            Nissan has experience in to builing cars and they already had factories.I don’t know how profitable is Leaf for Nissan.But i presume that the majority of their profit is from selling ICE cars.And Nissan is not building charging stations and stores.That’s why i think once Tesla will finish building all this charging infrastructure and stores, they will have a major advantage over other car manufacturers.That’s why i think Tesla will be the Apple of the car world in 10 years.As for Musk, even if Tesla will fail, you got to give him credit, he started a revolution.Is he the best CEO, no!

          • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

            It is Tesla’s choice to roll out charging stations and stores. If they can’t do this alongside producing cars then it just shows how poor they are! Being 30% down on production of the Model 3 is terrible news.

            So what if the majority of Nissan’s profit is from selling ICE cars? People still want them, so Nissan sells them. The Nissan Leaf went into production a whole two years ahead of the Model S and the original Tesla Roadster was never a mainstream model. We don’t have much to be thankful to Musk for!

          • Status

            The Apple of the car world? Proprietary means and walled gardens aren’t enviable.

    • lagunas3ca

      A lot.

    • krusshall

      None…it will be too big and too expensive to compete in the 1/2 ton pickup market.

    • Jay

      Probably a slim number not to mention many truck drivers want durablity and capability. This thing spells expensive repairs and reliability issues.

    • Mike anonymous

      That’s what I was thinking. FIRST and foremost, let’s work on getting out that Model 3 properly. Most original reservations for it have been canceled and they are not doing the best job at getting them out the way they should or want to. So l think (from a business perspective) get that out first, and focus on one thing at a time. Doing more than one thing at once is not musks specialty. I doubt we will be seeing any of the filling vehicles;
      Roadster 2
      Tesla pickup truck
      Model Y
      Tesla Semi
      Model 3,
      in any type of “full (normal) production” until around 2022 – 2024 (since the purported dates were about 2020-2021). I’m not trying to hate on Tesla or Musk, but I’m just saying that they should simply focus on putting one foot in front of the other and take things one step at a time.

  • eb110americana

    Based on the fenders, that would appear to be a regular F-150 rather than a Raptor. Still, something that wide seems unlikely for a consumer truck.


  • sidewaysspin

    Amazing, he always makes it bigger and faster than anyone else.

  • Headache in a suitcase

    Something just looks off on the scaling in the picture. Look how large the tires are on the Tesla truck in comparison to the truck in the bed. These things are larger than 18 wheeler tires, as in earth mover size. They’re at least as tall or taller than the roof of the truck in the bed. THIS is no pickup as we know pickups. I mean forget self parallel parking it’ll never be allowed on public roads.

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