Submitted by Volker.Berlin on 13. Juli 2012
There was a post recently by someone suggesting that Tesla should aim for adding some serious truck to their portfolio. The post was going into quite a bit of detail why that person thought that an electric truck would be a good idea, and what he thought would be the minimum requirements. Unfortunately, I cannot find that post or thread any more. If someone else remembers, please post the link here!
In any case, it seems that such a suggestion is not entirely out of bounds:
The Tesla platform, which locates the batteries in a 10cm-high stack below the cabin floor, offers plenty of flexibility. “There are lots of ways in which we can exploit the platform,” said Von Holzhausen. “There will be a time and place for us to develop something around a pick-up. That’s a market for which the torque of an electric motor would be ideally suited.”