The target starting price is even lower.
This is a real shocker. In fact, it’s a bit hard to believe.
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the upcoming Tesla truck will have a target price of under $50,000. This seems an impossible figure given the fact that other Tesla products (aside from the Model 3) start at a price that’s much higher. However, Musk stated this in a recent Ride The Lightning Podcast:
“You should be able to buy a really great truck for $49k or less.”
Musk added that the capabilities of the Tesla truck will be unmatched, though its appearance might be a bit over-the-top for a typical truck buyer.
If that price turns out to be true, then yes indeed the Tesla truck will beat the Rivian R1T and electric trucks from Ford and others, too.
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In the past, Musk commented on the abilities of the Ram truck, stating that it’ll be more or less toy-like compared to the Tesla truck. Range of the Tesla truck is expected to be around 500 miles. The unveiling is set for sometime later this year.
In top-level trim, it should boast a range of between 400 and 500 miles, possibly more. As one might suspect, it will be all-wheel drive with a motor for each axle. Musk also noted that the suspension will dynamically adjust according to its load. Being electric and a truck means it will have lots of torque. While we can’t say how much, exactly, we can point out that Musk once tweeted that it could tow 300,000 pounds.
Regarding the look, there’s been any number of renders of a possible Tesla truck produced over the past couple of years, but we’ve yet to see the actual truck to really have an idea of what it will look like, though Musk does say it’ll have a certain sort of sci-fi appearance.
New Tesla Electric Pickup Render Is Bold, Reminds Us Of Ram Truck
Just look at all that storage space up front provided by the fold-down frontgate.
This newest rendering of the Tesla electric pickup truck is bold, but the trickest element is the fold-down front liftgate, which provides amazing access to the frunk. See video of its functionality here.
Gone are the days of tailgating. Now we can do some proper frontgating.
This Tesla truck render comes our way via a friend of the site who states:
I feel like if Tesla wants to be taken seriously in the highly competitive American truck market they need to come up with a design that not only looks like a Tesla, but is also rugged and bold looking.
That’s precisely what we see in these renders. It surely has that American truck feel to it. Just look at that massive Tesla lettering up front. It almost screams Ram trucks. Yet somehow it still manages to look like a Tesla.
Yes, there are a few elements that perhaps look out of place on a Tesla. Those exposed hinges are an example. Tesla would never fit those to a vehicle due to aerodynamic concerns. And it certainly bares no resemblance to Tesla’s latest truck teaser, but we enjoy its appearance.
The renderer adds:
My favorite design element of this truck is the front tailgate! I think it would make loading items in the front a lot easier and it would be a nice place to sit as well.
We couldn’t agree more. That’s a slick design element right there. That’s for sure.
Tesla will officially unveil its electric truck later this year.
Grab a look at the additional rendered Tesla truck images in the gallery below and in this new video here and let us know what you think in Comments.