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.
Pickup truck will have power outlets allowing use of heavy duty 240V, high power tools in field all day. No generator needed.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 26, 2018