Elon Musk asks for development ideas for Tesla Pickup Truck
At the Semi and Roadster reveal last November, Elon Musk quickly showed a mockup drawing of an all-electric pickup truck large enough to carry a pickup truck in its bed. The wild concept was subsequently confirmed for production after the roll-out of the upcoming Model Y. Now, Musk has taken to Twitter to ask followers for possible feature suggestions – while also confirming some of the specs.
First revealed as a smaller version of the mighty Semi, Musk said that drivers with a regular license would be able to get behind the wheel of the pickup. As standard, the Pickup will have dual-motor all-wheel drive with "crazy torque" and dynamically adjustable suspension.
Musk suggested that loading and unloading should be a breeze, thanks to a "trear gate" that "should rotate on a four bar linkage & drop down to the ground or close. Kinda like some big trucks have."
And he confirmed that the vehicle will parallel park automatically, making use of 360-degree cameras and sonar. It will also feature power outlets to allow for the use of high power tools out in the field.
Beyond this, the design book still appears to be very much open. More details will doubtless emerge in the build up to the Model Y unveil, which is expected to be some time early next year.
Source: Elon Musk