Elon Musk called the timing of the premiere of Tesla electric pickupDecember 12, 2018
Tesla Motors will present a prototype of an electric pickup no later than the end of 2019. About this in his twitter wrote the head of the American automaker Elon Musk.
Earlier, Musk said that the novelty will be a big pickup with a double cabin and seating for six people. Power reserve electric car without recharging the battery will be from 650 to 800 kilometers. As for the design, then, according to the head of Tesla, it will be a futuristic car from the universe of the movie “Blade Runner”.
Already in the standard, the pickup will have two electric engines with “crazy torque” and four-wheel drive. In addition, the base car will receive an adaptive air suspension, which will automatically apply the optimal settings “depending on the specific load.”
Finally, the pickup will be available with Autopilot’s proprietary semi-autonomous control system, fully automatic parallel parking function, as well as all-round viewing system.
According to preliminary data, the product version of the Tesla pickup will appear after the compact crossover Model Y, which the American brand should launch in the series in 2020. The basis of the SUV will form a slightly modified chassis Model 3 electric vehicle.
Thus, the automaker will minimize the cost of developing a new model. At the same time, unlike its platform donor, the crossover will have a lounge with a third row of seats – the use of such a scheme will be possible through the use of a higher frame.