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Old 22nd July 2016, 10:57   #1
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Default Tesla pick-up truck plans confirmed EDIT: 'Cybertruck' unveiled!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the company’s intention to build an all-electric pick-up truck to compete with conventionally-powered vehicles like the Ford F-150; America’s best selling vehicle since 1981.

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Elon Musk's mission,
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If you’re trying to replace the most gasoline miles driven, you have to look at what people are buying,” . ”That’s the best-selling car in America. If people are voting that’s their car, then that’s the car we have to deliver.”
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As it stands, the Model X SUV is rated to tow 5,000 pounds. That’s impressive for an electric vehicle, but it’s not anywhere close to full-size pickup standards. In addition, if the electric motors are put under heavy loads during hauling, battery range will plummet, especially when you factor in a full-size pickup’s increased drag coefficient. There’s also the issue of off-road durability with long, floor-mounted battery packs, which is likely to give Musk’s team of engineers endless headaches in the months to come.
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Old 22nd July 2016, 11:23   #2
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the company’s intention to build an all-electric pick-up truck to compete with conventionally-powered vehicles like the Ford F-150; America’s best selling vehicle since 1981.
This makes a lot more sense as an electric delivery van (Sprinter style) or step truck/step van (UPS/FedEx delivery truck). They typically have limited daily range, are generally operated at slow speed (so aerodynamics just don't matter as much), and are running where regenerative braking makes a huge amount of sense (heavy, regular start/stop). They're also typically driving all day, every day, so replacing their fuel consumption will be quite beneficial.

A small pickup might make sense as well (think "Ford Ranger" or the late 80s Mazda pickups), but they don't have the weight carrying capacity for a lot of battery. I suppose you can make one heavier, and it would help with winter traction, but a 5000 lb Ranger is getting really heavy for the size. Of people who own large trucks, there are really three subsets, only one of which would be well served by an electric vehicle.
  • Local repair companies/construction companies would likely be quite happy with one, as they're typically driven shorter ranges, and having a lot of power for on-site power is a nice feature (a number of trucks offer a generator option for site power when doing construction).

  • People who are towing long and heavy. 60-100 gallon tanks, pulling 10k+ lbs (often 20k+ with newer trucks), and doing a lot of miles. Electric trucks just won't work here, even with superchargers. You'd need 4k-5k lbs of batteries, minimum, and even then, charging at 100-150kW would take a very long time. You might be able to make a case for people who tow an RV from campsite to campsite (as they often have 240v/50A shore power available), but that's not a huge market.

  • People who just want a big truck, jack it up, and keep the bed scratch free or haul a local football team flag in it. Probably not likely to own an EV any time in the near future, and not worth worrying about.

All in all, I have my doubts about this, since the only category who is going to buy this truck is the 1st one. And even then, the numbers won't be as exciting as expected since the upfront cost will be higher than normal vehicles. Also, the typical Ford F-series buyer doesn't overlap very much (at all) with the typical EV buyer. So I don't think it would make a great dent in the consumer space.
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As it stands, the Model X SUV is rated to tow 5,000 pounds. That’s impressive for an electric vehicle, but it’s not anywhere close to full-size pickup standards.
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People who are towing long and heavy. 60-100 gallon tanks, pulling 10k+ lbs (often 20k+ with newer trucks), and doing a lot of miles. Electric trucks just won't work here, even with superchargers.
Anyone who's roamed around in the USA will tell you that 80 - 90% of pickup trucks run around with empty load bays, and (perhaps) 1% of owners actually use the max load capacity. Similar to how not every Jeep goes offroading, and neither does every Porsche owner touch 300 km/h.

Tesla doesn't need to go after the hardcore pickup users. Even if they target those that use their pickups 'mildly' & 'occasionally', they're all set. The USA market buys 1.5 lakh pickup trucks a month, and a healthy % of that would be the target market for Tesla.
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Oh man, he is targeting the American sweet spot!

Californians are generally both, environment conscious and among the minority who'd would prefer a small car or sedan. Majority Americans *need* their pickup.

The mid-west and south will be Tesla's favorite hunting ground for the pickup. I know people who go to office in one!

Tesla might as well open a manufacturing unit in Texas!

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Fans render the pick up truck from Tesla,

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But a concept concept designed by Jason McGinnity, one of Tesla’s own who then went on to become a product designer at Adidas Future Design, could give clues to waht the upcoming Tesla pick up truck would be.
Dubbed the ‘Tesla Allterrain’, McGinnity’s concept was his sponsored thesis project during his interior/exterior design internship with the electric manufacturer.
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The Allterrain is pretty much the sparky lovechild of a Jeep Wrangler and Toyota FJ Cruiser in terms of design, packing a 70kWh battery pack that can whizz the electric off-roader from 0-100km/h in just four seconds.
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According to the specs McGinnity envisions, the Tesla Allterrain would be capable of a 220-mile (354km) all-electric range, with a top speed of 193km/h.
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Other features of the Allterrain concept include a spare wheel in the front trunk (‘frunk’), along with a sliding C-pillar with stretched semi-transparent waterproof fabric – likely inspired by the Jeep Wrangler’s folding roof.

Although the Tesla Allterrain is more SUV than 4×4 ute, aspects of its design could potentially be adopted on a larger platform to underpin a full-sized electric workhorse.
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Tesla's upcoming Pick-up truck rendered by French Photoshop experts,

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Another rendering of the Tesla pick-up by Theophilus,

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Elon Musk never runs out of steam plans a semi-truck now.

He now confirms new Tesla trucks, a convertible, and a final July unveiling for the Model 3! He also said that its next roadster would be a convertible.

Tesla, Inc. could throw another disruption into the U.S. automotive industry if the company gets into the truck business.

Chairman Elon Musk in a series of tweets Thursday said a Telsa semi-truck will debut in September. Following that, Tesla will unveil a pickup in 18 to 24 months.

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All in, Musk finished the day with four tweets, leading to $1.2 billion in new market value for Tesla.

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Is it really disruptive? Or innovative?
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Elon Musk at it again - springs another surprise. Refer the semi as a “beast” while also describing it as "unreal.”

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In launching the semi, Tesla won’t look to disrupt the long-haul trucking industry and instead focus on the 30 per cent of all trucking jobs that involve regional trips between 100 and 200 miles. As such, the semi is predicted to get a range between 200 and 300 miles.
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Tesla Pickup Truck Shown During Semi Reveal.

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It’s too soon to say whether the pickup truck will actually be built as this could just be a design exercise to tease those that have been dreaming about owning a Tesla pickup.
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Elon Musk Confirms its Pickup truck plans, to come after Model Y (Crossover),

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Musk later added that the Tesla pickup will be “similar in size” or “slightly bigger” than a Ford F150,


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One of the most important new programs is the Tesla Pickup Truck is Elon Musk’s ‘favorite next Tesla product.
Tesla is putting its efforts to disrupt this important segment, which is otherwise not being electrified by established automakers.

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There’s no clear timeline for the release of the Tesla Pickup truck, but it sounds like it will be Tesla’s priority after the Model Y, which is set to be unveiled next year and go into production in 2020.
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Tesla Pickup Truck To Be Priced Below $50,000.

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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.
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Tesla Pickup truck is ‘close’ to ready for unveiling, reveals its CEO.

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