November 21 (UPI) — Tesla will unveil its first long-planned electric pickup truck on Thursday local time, according tomedia reports. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter on November 6 that Tesla would unveil its all-electric pickup truck near the SpaceX plant in Los Angeles on November 21.
On the same day, the company filed two trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, CYBERTRUCK and CYBRTRK.
ACCORDING TO FOREIGN MEDIA, CYBERTRUCK WILL BE THE NAME OF TESLA’S FIRST ELECTRIC PICKUP, BUT THE COMPANY WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THE NAME.
For the upcoming electric pickup, Tesla has not released much information, the truck’s range, acceleration time and other performance indicators, as well as exterior interior, etc. , will not be revealed at the launch. So, next, let’s go with the small editor to review some of the information previously disclosed by the media to see what will become a reality.
Earlier, Musk revealed some of the pickup’s planned features, such as a range of 400 miles to 500 miles (804.67 kilometers), a dynamic-hanging dual-motor four-wheel drive powertrain, and “300,000 pounds of traction.”
In addition, Musk has revealed that the pickup will have “crazy torque” and is equipped with suspensions that can be dynamically adjusted to the load, which will be standard. It also supports automatic side parking, a 360-degree camera and sonar.
In terms of appearance, Musk revealed last month that the electric pickup, like an “armored vehicle from the future,” sounds cool. Are you looking forward to it?
“It’s going to be a more powerful truck than any other truck,” Musk said in an interview. The company’s goal is to make it a better truck than the Ford F-150 pickup in terms of truck functionality. “
Musk has been outspoken in sharing the futuristic style and impressive specs of Tesla’s electric truck, which will beat Ford’s F-150 pickup, but he has never mentioned the truck’s reliability.
Price and competition
In the pickup market, Tesla will compete with big carmakers such as Rivian, Ford, Workhorse, Ram Trucks, Chevrolet and GMC.
Tesla is not a very well-known “truck expert” compared to these manufacturers, so the company’s electric pickup stakes are not so easy to stand out from the crowd.
In addition to Tesla, Rivian, Ford and Workhorse plan to release all-electric plug-in hybrid trucks in the coming years.
Rivian, a new maker of electric trucks, has already made $700 million in a round of financing, ahead of Amazon. The company has priced its R1T all-electric pickup at $69,000, while the Tesla electric pickup is expected to sell for about $50,000.
Emmanuel Rosner, of Deutsche Bank, said in a report that the car’s future might be too strong to attract “traditional pickup buyers to be a small, low-selling product”.
A study by Cox Automotive found that reliability was the most important factor in the pickup market, with 31.3 per cent of buyers choosing reliability, followed by a better value for money and a good brand experience. Only 5.8 per cent of pickup buyers believe that driving performance is the most important factor in their buying decisions.
The reliability, price/performance and driving performance of Tesla’s electric pickup stakes are unknown to us. Will it be popular with buyers? So let’s wait and see.