Pickup trucks are surprisingly the best-selling vehicles within the US. For instance last year the country’s top 3 selling automobiles included Ford Motor’s (NYSE:F) F-Series, the Dodge Ram, and the Chevrolet Silverado.
Tesla’s all-electric pickup truck
In light of this, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is soon planning to introduce an all-electric pickup truck. In late 2017 when Tesla formally launched the next-gen Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster the CEO Elon Musk confirmed the same. The CEO promised that the company could make a pickup truck following the launch of Model Y. He added that he has had the core design and engineering elements in mind for over five years.
The Ford F-150 is one of the top trucks in the industry and over the years the CEO has made efforts to position the company’s anticipated pickup truck. According to Musk, the pickup will be much bigger than the current F-150 truck to account for an exceptional feature.
A few months back, Musk indicated that the new pickup truck would most likely beat all other pickup trucks. He says that the truck will better the F-150 in all aspects of functionality and even surpass sports car like the Porsche 911. The truck will also have dual motor all-wheel drive w loopy torque as well as a dynamically adjustable suspension depending on the load.
Tesla faces competition from Ford for an all-electric pickup
There is a lot of fanfare surrounding the all-electric pickup truck and it seems like Tesla will receive competition in the all-electric pickup truck from Ford. It is no secret that Ford is also developing an electric version of its famous F-150 pickup. The company provided scant information about the launch of the pickup but said that in the next few years the company will begin production.
Recently Ford’s Darren Palmer confirmed that a battery Ford F150 will launch before 2022.
With this, it will be exciting to see which if the trucks will make it to the marker first. In July Musk confirmed we could see the truck unveiled by October.