Tesla's upcoming pickup will have a starting price of under $ 50,000 (about $ 1.16 billion not yet taxed) – that's CEO Elon Musk's claim a few days ago.
"We don't want it to be too expensive "- Musk said. "I think it should start at less than $ 50,000, about $ 49,000 is the maximum, lower is good. "
Musk has talked about his pickup from at least 2013, but things have just started rolling in 2018. Among the features that can appear on this pickup, Musk revealed it will have ". Crazy torque, "an adjustable suspension system that fits the load, and electrical outlets to add other tools.
By December, Musk said the prototype of the pickup would be launched in 2019, and would go into production soon after the production of Model Y was completed. Considering that the Model Y has not yet been produced, and Musk had previously acknowledged many of the problems related to the deadline for this new model, we still do not know when it will be possible to see the complete version of the pickup that Musk talking in the factory – not to mention rolling on the road.
However, stepping into the pickup market is a logical move. After all, in the United States, the number of pickups sold is more than twice that of regular cars – according to Bloomberg data on vehicle sales.
"It must be something that can be bought "- Musk says – "There will be more expensive car versions, but you will be able to buy a great truck with less than $ 49,000 ".
Musk also compared Tesla pickup with Ford F-150, that "The goal is to make a truck better than the F-150 in terms of load functions. " Compared to Tesla's pickup, the Ford F-150 starts at under $ 30,000 and has always been one of the best-selling pickup trucks in the United States for decades.
"It will not be for everyone "- Musk says – "When we announced this car, there were a few people who said 'it's not like a pickup. I don't want to buy it. ' Just like when the car appeared, everyone said 'I prefer the horse with the rickshaw'. Fine, just use the horse with the rickshaw, but then you'll buy a car too ".