Ilona Mask has a lot of intriguing ideas, and one ofThese are the release of the Tesla electric pickup. For the first time this became known in 2017, then the entrepreneur promised that its development will begin immediately after the release of the Tesla Model Y crossover. It seems that the long-awaited announcement will take place much earlier - during a conversation with investors Ilon Mask announced that he was going to hold a pickup truck in the summer of 2019 of the year. The question arises - why the entrepreneur made such a quick decision?
According to the publication Electrek, the company is afraidincreasing competition. During last year's Los Angeles auto show, the Rivian R1T pick-up was shown, which attracted attention by the presence of four electric motors with a capacity of up to 764 horsepower and a power reserve of up to 640 kilometers. It is noted that the Rivian stand was located near the huge Ford site, and at the same time it easily gathered a much larger audience. Perhaps this was the reason that Ford also announced the development of an electric pickup.
Tesla is accustomed to leadership, so it’s notcan afford to stay behind competitors. At what stage is the development of a Tesla pickup is still unknown, but in November 2018, Ilon Musk shared that the upcoming new product will be made in cyberpunk-style. In an interview for the Recode publication, he shared that he does not care if the car will be in demand - he just wants to release it. In any case, he can release a more modest model that will definitely find his audience.
It is believed that pickups are ideal forequipment electric motors. They have so much space that manufacturers can install huge batteries, the energy of which is enough even for charging other electric machines or working tools. The Tesla pickup truck can gain more popularity in fleets - owners will certainly be interested in lower maintenance requirements and lower fuel costs.
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