Tesla is Dying to Build a Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Competitor


There is no resting for Tesla; another big bruiser is coming soon. Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer on Tuesday, promised to build a pickup truck immediately after the completion of ‘Model Y SUV.’

Musk took to Twitter to ask his (over 17 million) followers about what the company can do to improve the electric car. While thousands talked about various software upgrades, one follower’s tweet caught Musk’s attention. The follower asked for an electric pickup truck. Musk said the same has been on his mind five years now, and he will see it to accomplishment.

However, given that Tesla usually reveals its cars a year or so before it begins productions, it may take few years before the company starts producing the trucks. But, chances are that we could get a sneak peek of the vehicle in the course of next year.

Pickup’s Size Difference

Musk said Tesla’s vehicle would be slightly bigger to accommodate a supposedly game-changing feature. Although not so different from Ford’s F-150 trucks.

The electric vehicle giant makers first announced pickup truck building plans early in July this year, together with a master plan to develop electric public transport buses, commercial trucks, and compact sport utility vehicles.

About a month ago, Tesla unveiled an all-electric semi truck set to hit the road in 2019. This has drawn attention from logistics and transportation firms like UPS, DHL, Titanium and many others. The electric semi-trucks can cover up to 500 miles of range per charge while carrying a load. When empty, the same truck can rise from a speed of 0-60 miles per hour in five seconds. Production of these same commercial semi-trucks is set to kick off late 2019 or early 2020.

The new semi-truck comes with an advanced version of Autopilot, a few moving parts, no burning of gas and you may never need to change its breaks. This makes it one of the smartest trucks ever on the road.