According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, they will introduce its first-ever 2019 Tesla Pickup Truck. The vehicle will reportedly be introduced before the end of the next year. We don’t know which letter Tesla plans for the name of the pickup. However, we know some more important details regarding the totally electric truck.
2019 Tesla Pickup Truck: Platform and Performance
Judging by the information we have, the 2019 Tesla Pickup Truck will focus on the mid-size segment and the vehicles as it is the Honda Ridgeline. The unibody design means that the producer has a suitable platform already. Yes, it’s going to share the architecture with the Model X, though the underpinnings won’t be all that the all-electric pickup may get from its crossover sibling. No, these two will most likely share some styling cues and probably the powertrain.
If everything goes according to the plans, the 2019 Tesla Pickup Truck should rely on an all-wheel drive and Dual Motor technology powering the front and rear wheels. The 75D powertrain option will bring a 75-kWh battery with a range of 238 miles. Tesla won’t skip the chance to offer a more potent P90D or even a topping P100D, which is capable to cross up to 285 miles. In any case, regardless of the choice under the hood, this pickup will outmatch its rivals with ease. The most potent system offers up to 713 pound-feet of torque, and we all know that the amount of torque is everything that matters when we talk about workhorses. We can’t really say where will be towing limit of the truck, but it’s obvious that it’s going to be impressive.
Styling and Tech
Like we said earlier, the 2019 Tesla Pickup Truck will borrow the styling from the Model X. More precisely, it will likely host the same front end and most of the interior styling. Off course, the car manufacturer will add the updated technologies and perhaps some kind of autonomous driving.
The biggest problem for the amazing producer of the electric cars is the price. The potential competitors of the 2019 Tesla Pickup Truck are priced from $30,000, while Tesla’s base model can’t cost less than $80,000. Even though it’s going to cost more than twice from its competitors, the vehicle will definitely have its customers. However, by introducing an expensive pickup Tesla will still stay outside of the main scene.