The notion of a Tesla pickup truck has reared it’s silly little head again, this time because a Morgan Stanley analyst suggested that Tesla could make money selling pickups.
A Tesla pickup will be nothing like a Tundra, F-150, etc. Here’s why.
Perhaps out of an interest to keep Tesla in the news, Elon Musk suggested yesterday that his company might build an electric pickup truck that would compete with Ford’s F-150 in the next 5 years. To that I say “I’ll be the blue guy,” a sarcastic way of saying “Don’t hold your breath.”
Here’s why I think the notion of a Tesla pickup in 5 years is beyond fanciful.
A Tesla visitor recently spotted an electric Toyota Tundra on the company grounds. This truck, which seems to have a Tesla battery control module in the bed, could be a test mule for an electric Tundra.