The ever-ambitious Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to lay out what may be included in a future 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra rival. Or Colorado/Canyon rival. Not only did Musk explain what a Tesla pickup truck will include, but he asked his social media followers what they’d like to see included.
The CEO specifically mentioned “dual motor all-wheel drive [with] crazy torque [and] a suspension that dynamically adjusts for load.” “Those will be standard,” he tweeted.
He clarified the suspension will also be manually adjustable to make unloading easier.
If we’re to believe Musk, the truck will have a six-seater cabin, and with more space over a passenger car, more batteries will give the pickup a 500-mile estimated range. Added batteries may also allow the truck to prove useful at the jobsite as a power source, too.
“[The] pickup truck will have power outlets allowing use of heavy duty 240V, high power tools in field all day. No generator needed,” Musk added.
General Motors has laid out plans for 20 electric cars by 2023, though it’s unclear how many will arrive in the United States. We also don’t know if any plans for an electric truck exist. Rival Ford plans to introduce an F-150 Hybrid early next decade.
Aside from Tesla, a handful of other startup companies hope to take advantage of the fiery pickup market by being first with a battery-electric pickup. They include Bison and Workhorse.