Elon Musk announce launch date of Tesla Cybertruck

Andrew Cummings
November 7, 2019

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing the company's upcoming pickup for what feels like an eternity, but the wait is nearly over.

Tesla will publicly showcase the truck at its design studio, which is on the grounds of the SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles on November 21. "It doesn't look like a normal auto", Musk said at the event in San Francisco on Tuesday, at which he mostly discussed SpaceX's Starship.

At the company's annual meeting with shareholders in June, he said, "Worst case scenario, we'll build a normal-looking truck.no problem, we know what those look like".

Perhaps not coincidentally, the unveiling date also happens to coincide with the LA Auto Show.

Musk had earlier warned that the design will be divisive, saying it will a "really futuristic-like cyberpunk Blade Runner" that 'won't be for everyone.' Consistent with the Blade Runner theme, the date the truck is unveiled (November 2019) was also the date the science fiction film Blade Runner was set also. Musk described it as "heart-stopping" with a "cyberpunk" look and feel.

Under the hood, the billionaire has said the truck will have a dual-motor setup which promises a hefty towing capacity of 300,000 pounds.

In terms of functionality and performance, Tesla strives to make the new pickup truck to be a better truck than Ford F-150 and a better sports vehicle than the standard Porsche 911, Musk said earlier this year. It will have a range of somewhere around 400 to 500 miles and will probably sell for about $50,000. " He added: "What if we just made a mini version of the Tesla Semi?"

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