Tesla pickup truck rendered
Sep 7th 2017  John Beltz Snyder


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It combines Tesla's sleek design language with classic pickup machismo

A Tesla pickup truck is coming. Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't revealed a lot of
details about it, but back in April, he said we could expect it in "18 to 24
months," which would put the reveal somewhere around late 2018 or early
2019. In the meantime, other companies are taking initiative to unveil their
own electric pickups. Workhorse is taking commercial orders for its W15
range extended electric work truck, and Havelaar unveiled its Bison EV
pickup in Canada this spring. Most recently, Bollinger Motors took the wraps
off its battery-powered B1 sport utility truck, which combines off-road
utility with the efficiency of an electric powertrain. Now Tesla, it seems,
has to play catch-up.

But what would a Tesla pickup look like? The electric automaker has made a
name for itself by blending luxury with performance and cutting-edge
technology, all things we'd expect in a truck offering, as well. These
renderings from artist Andrei Avarvarii give us a glimpse of how Tesla
pickup could look in the flesh.

Tesla Pickup Truck

Its front fascia blends a number of familiar Tesla features, and uses a
similar grille design to that of the pre-facelift model S, though freshened
up a bit with a livelier shape. The headlights are instantly recognizable
and the hood is a macho take on the swoopier lids of the current Teslas. A
rising beltline and big Turbine wheels give it a distinctively sporty look.
The stamped tailgate and flared fenders give this otherwise mold-breaking
truck a whiff of pickup traditionalism.

Of course, we'd expect a truck from Tesla to offer different battery
capacities. It would also make sense for it to serve as a mobile power
device, and we'd love to see electrical outlets in the bed and up in the
frunk, where one would naturally store their (Tesla branded?) power tools.

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