Chevrolet and GMC could have some inbound competition in the pickup truck market from none other than Tesla. Elon Musk revealed the latest plans for its brand’s portfolio via Twitter, which includes a Tesla semi-truck reveal later this year, and the aforementioned pickup coming in “18 to 24 months.”
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017
Musk continues to lay out his ambitious goals to push Tesla production, which will ultimately begin with the $35,000 Model 3. The affordable sedan is expected to meet Tesla’s goal of producing 5,000 vehicles per week upon the Model 3’s production start this year.
The announcements come at a time when Tesla seems to be on top of the world, as far as investors are concerned. Tesla overtook General Motors and Ford as the most valuable U.S. car company, and the electric car maker may soon creep into Honda’s territory.
As for the pickup truck itself, we have no inclination as to what we should expect from Tesla. GM, Ford and Fiat-Chrysler have had the truck market on lock for decades, but Tesla could be poised to break into the segment with an all-electric utility vehicle. Whether that’s true remains to be seen.