(Nov. 6, 2019) — Tesla watchers have been breathlessly hunting for clues about the company’s long-anticipated electric “Cybertruck.” The anticipation may soon be over.
Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the long-anticipated pickup truck will be unveiled on November 21 near the SpaceX rocket factory in the port of Los Angeles. “It’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be amazing. This will be heart-stopping. It stops my heart. It’s going to look like it came off a movie set.” Musk said recently.
Little is known about the truck now, but Musk once described it as a massive 6-seater with an option for anywhere between 400 and 500 miles of range, packing a monstrous 300,000 pound towing capacity (that is not a misprint). For the non-mathematicians in the crowd, that’s 150 tons!
By comparison, the 2019 Ram 1500 has a towing capacity of 12,750 pounds. But that’s nothing according to Musk when compared to his new pickup.
Musk has made similar statements before. This comment in a blog about the new truck read: “Does anybody think that a Tesla truck will have the ability to take even 3,000 pounds of payload? Because it’s not just whether the thing has enough torque to get the load moving — you need enough brakes to stop it. You need enough suspension to manage the ride. You need enough weight to keep the trailer from wagging the tow vehicle.”
The Tesla Truck’s official unveiling could be scheduled for 2020 at the earliest.
Oh, in case you are interested, Musk confirmed recently that his company has a design for a “submarine car.” He said that while the vehicle won’t be for everyone, its market would be “small but enthusiastic.”
What do you think? We invite your comments.
SOURCE: Teslarati.com, Futurism.com, Engadget.com, Gearjunkie.com and thedrive.com.