Is This A Prototype Of Tesla’s Long-Awaited Electric Pickup?

A spy shot has surfaced online that may show an early prototype of Tesla’s upcoming all-electric pickup truck.

A Reddit user posted this single image online, showing a large car transporter in Eastern Ohio carrying a bunch of Tesla Model 3s finished in grey and one painted white. Sitting at the rear of the transporter is a mystery pickup truck covered in a white sheet. The pickup in question may not seem identifiable, yet some eagle-eyed observers suggest that beneath the white sheet is a Roush F-150.

What would a Roush-tuned Ford F-150 be doing on a car transporter filled with Teslas you ask? Well, it is possible that this isn’t actually an F-150 and that Tesla is testing its upcoming pickup truck under the skin of an F-150. Fellow electric car manufacturer Rivian revealed that this is exactly what it has been doing to secretly test the Rivian R1T.

Also Read: Tesla Premiering ‘Futuristic’ Pickup Truck Later This Year

However, it is impossible to know for sure what exactly this pickup truck is doing on a transporter loaded with Tesla Model 3s. The Drive notes that the Transportation Research Center is located just a few hours away from where the truck was spotted and is used as a testing ground for forthcoming vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Research and Test Center laboratory is also located at the same site.

One aspect of the pickup truck – which would be odd if it did feature an all-electric powertrain – are the dual tailpipes exiting from the side of the pickup’s rear. EV prototypes have been known to feature fake exhausts in the past, but not Tesla test mules. In the end, what makes the vehicle’s presence on the transporter all the more curious is that an old teaser image released of the Tesla pickup suggested that it would be much larger than an F-150.

Image via Reddit user Streff

  • RDS Alphard

    Electric car with exhaust? I doubt so.

    • Jason Panamera

      They got you. You wouldn’t think that’s a Tesla pickup…but in current times when petrol cars have hidden pipes everything is possible.

  • Jason Panamera

    It looks more like a hiccup than a pickup

  • Adilos Nave

    Where the hell is the picture? All that’s shown in the article is the stupid image of Musk’s dick-measuring pick-up concept.

  • JonPaul

    He should save his money on this styling disaster.

  • KAG25

    The have that pickup wrapped really good with the exhaust showing, maybe to throw people off.
    Off road tires on big wheels, but it seems pretty low for a truck.
    Making everyone guess.

  • Mr. EP9

    Plot Twist: It’s a Ford.

  • drc

    Silly wabbits, if you REALLY want to hide your pickup you haul in an enclosed carrier, not sticking it on the very back of a transporter all wrapped in Tyvek. That’s just to gin up social media – like this article. Come on Elon, you can be more clever than this cheap trick!

  • McFly

    Isn’t that just a transport cover, that some car producers use to keep new cars from stains under transport to the dealers?

    http://www.vibilagare.se/sites/vibilagare.se/files/styles/main_image_full/public/images/2014/01/volvo_transportskydd_p1.jpg?itok=ewmyoMFU

  • MarketAndChurch

    It’s too small.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Should be transported on a Tesla Semi.

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