Elon Musk has released the first teaser image of Tesla’s electric pickup truck, which he describes as a ‘cyberpunk’ truck and inspired by Blade Runner.
As we reported earlier today, Tesla unveiled a ‘one more thing’ last night but everyone missed it.
Tesla reportedly flashed an image on the main screen as everyone was heading in the back of the room for the Model Y test rides.
It was rumored to be a teaser for the electric pickup, which Musk has now confirmed.
Last year, Musk bewildered many when he said that the Tesla Pickup Truck will have a ‘really futuristic-like cyberpunk Blade Runner’ design.
Today, he pointed out that Tesla played the end titles from Blade Runner played after the Model Y webcast ended and unveiled the teaser image of the Tesla Pickup:
About a minute in, we flashed a teaser pic of Tesla cyberpunk truck pic.twitter.com/hLsGsdyuGA
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 16, 2019
It is the very first official image of the Tesla Pickup Truck other than a previous pickup version of the Tesla Semi, which has never been clearly slated for production.
This new truck is something that Tesla actually wants to do and unveil later this year.
Here’s another version of the image with modified exposure to have a better idea of the shape:
Musk has previously said that the vehicle is his favorite of all Tesla’s current new vehicle programs, but he thinks that it “may be too futuristic for most people.”
Aside from the design, which we are starting to know more about with this image, we already know quite a bit about the Tesla Pickup Truck’s specs after Musk sought suggestions about the vehicle in development and shared some of the targeted specs.
He talked about it being a 6-seater “big truck” with an option for 400 to 500 miles of range, “maybe higher”.
It is set to be unveiled later this year, but the actual timeline to production is still unclear.
To be honest, I’m not sure what I’m looking at. Is it the bed of the truck? Is the front end? I am not sure.
Please enlightened me in the comment section below.
Maybe it’s just a bad teaser, but I am starting to understand Elon’s comment about maybe the Tesla truck being too futuristic for most people.
That said, it sounds like they are still doing it. When it comes to delivering great products, Tesla has a pretty good track record.
We will see…