Again in 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mentioned his firm may tackle one of the vital common passenger automobiles in American historical past, the Ford F-150 pickup. However he mentioned Tesla’s work on a pickup wouldn’t actually, ahem, decide up for an additional 5 years or so.
Musk isn’t large on hitting deadlines, however on this case, he was fairly bang on. Thursday at eight pm Pacific time, Tesla plans to unveil its all-electric Cybertruck from the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. That “cyber” stands for—nicely, we truly don’t know. Musk’s statements in regards to the truck so far have been fairly fantastical, so go forward: Count on the surprising.
What Musk has mentioned: The truck’s design is impressed by Blade Runner (which is acceptable, as a result of the traditional sci-fi movie takes place in November 2019). In reality, he has warned that the truck’s design is so futuristic it could flip off some potential consumers. “I truly don’t know if lots of people will purchase this pickup truck or not,” he told Recode a 12 months in the past, “however I don’t care.” He’s mentioned the truck can be “actually bulletproof” and that it will look like “an armored personnel provider from the long run.”
However appears to be like will solely be a part of the enjoyable. Musk has mentioned the truck will include an choice to improve the battery to a 400- to 500-mile vary. And he talked about this summer time that the truck will value lower than $50,000 and “be higher” than the F-150. As for whenever you may have the ability to even have a Cybertruck of your personal? That’s one of many large questions Musk may reply Thursday.
? Us too. We’ll be liveTweeting the revealing as Musk hits the stage—look ahead to an official livestream at Tesla.com. (When you miss the occasion because it’s taking place, Tesla additionally tends to put up a recording on its YouTube page.) And look ahead to protection after the occasion at WIRED.com. Blissful … cybering?
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