Elon Musk intrigues us all the time with his ideas. This time we will talk about an electric Pickup Truck.
“Well I can’t talk about the details, but it’s gonna be like a really futuristic like cyberpunk, “Blade Runner” pickup truck. It’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be amazing. This will be heart-stopping. It stops my heart. It’s like, oh, it’s great. You know, I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don’t care. I mean I do care, eventually, you know. Like sure, I care. We wanna get gasoline, diesel pickup trucks off the road. But if I find, like, you know, I’m personally super-excited by this pickup truck. It’s something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. And I’ve been iterating sort of designs with Franz … It’s like I really wanted something that’s like super-futuristic cyberpunk. Which, if it doesn’t … if I’m weirdly like … if there’s only a small number of people that like that truck, I guess we’ll make a more conventional truck in the future. But it’s the thing that I am personally most fired up about. It’s gonna have a lot of titanium.”
Here are some of the details we learned from Elon:
- Dual motor all-wheel drive
- Crazy torque
- Suspension that dynamically adjusts for load
- Power outlets allowing use of heavy duty, 240V, high power tools in field (no generator needed)
- Onboard neural net
At the presentation of Model Y, and then on Elon Musk's Twitter an image of Tesla Truck was presented. This was the only detail he showed the world.
Over the past few months, we have seen many Tesla CyberTruck renders.
There can be no doubt, most likely, it will be something similar to this...
(Earl, thanks for your render) ... but let's look at a few more options before drawing conclusions.
All the renders presented in this article were posted on Twitter and everyone could express their opinion on their designs.
Friends, over the past few months, many Tesla Truk renderings have been introduced. Below I have collected some of them. Come and comment on your thoughts about each option. Thank you 🙏🏻— Eva Fox 🦊 Ghost 👻 (@EvaFoxU) November 5, 2019
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This render was painted by Alex Jaeger, senior art director for visual effects and concept designer at Industrial Light and Magic.
What do people think about this render? Hmm, I think we're not ready for this car yet...
What-the-what?— DJX (@DJX7734) November 5, 2019
From the designer of fiat multipla. Good second try. Maybe try again... 🤣 pic.twitter.com/jbk1PgrM3D— Badan (@Badan_KR) November 5, 2019
I don’t know for sure who the author of this render is, but this image is posted on the InsideEVs website.
Well, all the comments you can read in the thread. And please don't be too strict of the author of this render...
Rivian trying to be Tesla— Michael Williams (@Mgwill) November 5, 2019
This image was found on Reddit and it was published by dubsteponmycat
How do you like it? It looks good, perhaps, though ...
The next render is presented by one car enthusiast and architectural designer from Vancouver, Steve William
Boring— Badan (@Badan_KR) November 5, 2019
Really hard disagree with Badan.
This images was presented by IBT
If you’re not happy with it, put a SpaceX logo on the side...— alpha_nerd (@ron_kerensky) November 5, 2019
If you like 12 year old boy’s idea of a cool soccer ball... no way....— alpha_nerd (@ron_kerensky) November 5, 2019
If it was an suv ok. Not a good truck.— Michael Williams (@Mgwill) November 5, 2019
The next attempt to visualize Tesla Cyber Truck was made by Motoring.
Apparently, the author of this rendering forgot the description of Tesla Cyber Truck by Elon:"...it’s gonna be like a really futuristic like cyberpunk, “Blade Runner” pickup truck. It’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be amazing. This will be heart-stopping. It stops my heart".
Yes, he definitely forgot about it...
No wheel travel. Fail as a truck. Also no innovation— Michael Williams (@Mgwill) November 5, 2019
Here are a few more attempts from InsideEVs
If MASH and Blade Runner had a baby...— alpha_nerd (@ron_kerensky) November 5, 2019
The back bugs me....— Steve Job’s Ghost 👻 (@DuTeach) November 5, 2019
Why? Just why?— David (@_david_011) November 5, 2019
This one is probably the closest, though also probably wrong.— Anti-Social Media (@4nti50cialMedia) November 5, 2019
This render by Justin Duel James (aka Duelj)
Yes but no— Ghost of Lucky star 👻 (@Luckyst55928796) November 5, 2019
Some great looking renders here but I don’t think any of them are close.— Bring Back The Ghost!👻 (@TonyCrisostomo) November 5, 2019
This render was found on the website Motorionline
But the main critic is Elon Musk, so let's ask him what he thinks about all these renders.
Cybertruck doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen bouncing around the Internet. It’s closer to an armored personnel carrier from the future.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2019
About the Author
Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.