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I’m wondering what people’s thoughts are about Tesla’s vision for a PU. The best guesses on form factor based on the Model Y reviel and Tesla’s history seem to be leaning toward an aerodynamic, cab-forward design. Would you buy a non-traditional formfactor PU? Personally I would if it makes for a better truck .. but I’m not convinced the masses would as few people like to ‘stand out’. That said, the Tesla 3/Y interior seems to be gaining acceptance ... comments?

Madatgascar | 24. maaliskuu 2019

We have heard “steampunk,” “cyberpunk,” “Blade Runner,” and “completely different.” Longer than the normal pickup to incorporate a game-changing feature. I’m hoping for some long pass-through storage options like Bollinger’s central tunnel. Can’t wait!

sosmerc | 24. maaliskuu 2019

I think Elon has set us up to expect something very "different" from what is commonly seen in pickup today. He even implied that it may not appeal to very many, but he wants to do it anyway as "he" really wants it. The F-150 killer will just have to wait.
Frankly, I don't see how Tesla has the time and resources to do anything more than what they already have on their plate.

tstolz | 24. maaliskuu 2019

I agree with Madatgascar .. the ‘secret feature’ could be a pass-through front to back for long items. A truck with that could probably haul a 30 foot pipe with just 5 feet hanging out the front and back. The teaser pic could be the front ‘tail-gate’ and windshield.

jordanrichard | 24. maaliskuu 2019

Tstolz, “....30 foot pipe with just 5 feet hanging out”? That means the truck would be 25 ft long!!! That is a very long truck?

Madatgascar | 24. maaliskuu 2019

@jordanrichard, it would be 20’ long if 5’ hangs out each end (doubtful). But a load of 2x4’s or 2x6’s long enough to build a story of a house would be very, very useful.

blizzyb | 24. maaliskuu 2019

If they're going to do it, they shouldn't wait too long. I think they Model Y should have come out before the Model 3 based on current market trends. This guy seems to have a similar stance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SYHgdVdGWI

NKYTA | 24. maaliskuu 2019

Armchair quarterbacking. The mission proceeds apace, and perhaps beyond.

kcheng | 24. maaliskuu 2019

"tstolz | March 24, 2019
I agree with Madatgascar .. the ‘secret feature’ could be a pass-through front to back for long items. A truck with that could probably haul a 30 foot pipe with just 5 feet hanging out the front and back. The teaser pic could be the front ‘tail-gate’ and windshield."

And before you know it, someone will invent Truck Jousting as a sport.

sbeggs | 25. maaliskuu 2019

@kcheng,
Good one!

tstolz | 25. maaliskuu 2019

OK ... teasing aside .. I actually checked the math. An F150 supercab with 8 foot box is 20.8 feet long and regular cab 19 feet. Drop the tail gates (about 2 feet each) that gives you 23 - 24.8 feet before any ‘overhang’. Assuming the driver is comfortable with material hanging out the front and back ... a 30 foot length of something is totally doable! Hope this clarifies.

wiboater4 | 29. maaliskuu 2019

Have had someone with a regular pickup strap steel to the bottom of a truck for hauling long pieces. No pass through needed. Roof rack would also work. Rivian has the tube going through from the side.
The model 3 came out before the Y so they could get a cheaper electric vehicle out for those of us that couldn't justify spending on the more expensive Tesla's.

RJMIII | 29. maaliskuu 2019

@blizzyb - Would you give it up and stop peddling that boring video. The only thing underwhelming is the voice over.

Please stop and go away.

Tesla2018 | 30. maaliskuu 2019

It will probably be a diesel hybrid to appeal to most truck owners. Oh wait April 1st isnt until Monday!
Seriously how many people would want a truck that big since it wouldnt fit in their garage. Unless they do some crazy thing like the International pick up truck that came out about 10 years ago that was basically the cab of a semi with a pickup truck bed in the back of it and people buy it as a novelty.

ckcland2 | 30. maaliskuu 2019

@Tesla2018 - my current F250 doesn't fit inside my garage. No big deal.

David N | 30. maaliskuu 2019

There’s a whole bunch of pick up owners that cant get their truck in their garage. Mine included.

jjs | 30. maaliskuu 2019

The special feature will be that your garage will fit inside the pickup. That way you can take it with you.

jordanrichard | 31. maaliskuu 2019

I just thought of a huge advantage to a Tesla PU vs say a F150. Since a very large number of F150s or any other PU truck, are used for construction/trades, they can’t afford their trucks to be out of commission for repairs. Well, via Mobile service, Tesla can go to a job site and fix the truck on site.

TabascoGuy | 02. huhtikuu 2019

@jordanrichard +1

Another advantage could be utilizing Mobile service if you needed repairs while camping or out 4 wheeling in the woods or dunes or wherever.