The chief of operations in Tesla, company known for manufacturing electric vehicles, has announced that they are planning to develop a pickup truck in the near future. The idea came after Elon Musk posted on Twitter about recommendations on how to improve his company. His followers requested that he develop his own open-backed truck. The open-back feature is no longer a problem because there are now tonneau covers available in the market.
According to Mr. Musk, the pickup truck will take after the Model Y which is yet to be revealed in detail but is said to be an improved version of the Model 3 sedan from the firm. Experts are rather skeptical because Tesla has been known to release products long after the expected release dates.
Many are now questioning whether the company which is known to have suffered losses will be able to push through the commitments it previously have including the launch of a sports car as well as an articulated version of a lorry.Aside from these, Mr. Musk has also promised the consumers a number of things such as the new feature in the existing Tesla vehicles referred as the intelligent widescreen wipers.
In the United States, pickup trucks are quite well known and the number on the sales is a proof. Morningstar Equity Research published that the three top manufacturers of pickup trucks in the country has earned a total sales of $90 billion annually. Figure also showed that the demand for pickup trucks has increased in the last year despite the unfortunate decrease in demand for light vehicle types.
This was not the first time the topic has been touched because he showed an image of a pickup truck during the press conference held in November. Mr. Musk’s tweet added that their pickup truck will be bigger compared to the F-150 pickup manufactured by Ford. This is to allow enough space for a new feature they plan to add which they refer to as a game changer in the industry. This might mean that new types of tonneau covers will be released for these type of pickup trucks in order to fulfill the compatibility requirement.