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Tesla To Build A Tesla Pickup Truck According To Musk On Twitter

Tesla is rapidly growing in size, not only in sales, but in terms of the models they are selling and the niches they fulfil. According to Elon Musk’s Twitter account, it looks as though Tesla is going to be providing to yet another niche in the near future.

When you’re a social media star like Elon Musk, the easiest way to go about market research is to simply ask your followers what they want. So when Elon asked about what they wanted out of a pickup truck, they replied. Over 30,000 of them. Musk did however tidy up a few opinions by naming a portion of the spec in a later tweet:

What’s more, is with the pickup obviously being powered by batteries, it will be able to power tools thanks to heavy duty 240V outlets.

And thanks to a helpful Twitterer, it will be able to power air tools as well as it has already been decided that it will have an auto-adjusting pneumatic suspension system to cope with different loads and road surfaces. The pressurised air will simply come from the same system.

As a pickup truck will be larger, there’s plenty of space for batteries. Musk offers a 400-500 mile range and the performance that we expect from a Tesla. This includes 4-wheel drive, locking differentials (or however this translates in the world of electric motors.

And finally, what is it going to look like…? Well, possibly something along the lines of the good ol’ Ford Bronco:

We can’t wait to see what comes from it and look forward to seeing it in the flesh as soon as we can!

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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