'Am dying to build it,' Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote of pickup truck on Twitter Tuesday.
Move over, Ford and Chevy: Tesla is planning to make a pickup truck.
On Twitter Tuesday, the electric vehicle maker's CEO Elon Musk said he's eager to build one.
” I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y, “Musk wrote. The Model Y is an all-electric crossover expected to go into production in 2018.
On the topic of a pickup, Musk wrote that he's had the core design / engineering elements in mind for almost five years. “ “Am dying to build it,” he added.
Earlier that day, Musk had his followers how Tesla can improve, prompting one user to suggest the company make a pickup. The CEO added that the Tesla pickup will be “similar” in size to the Ford F150.
“Maybe slightly bigger to account for a really gamechanging (I think) feature” I'm like to add, “Musk teased.  Meanwhile, Tesla recently branched out of sedans and SUVs with an all-electric semi truck that promises to deliver a 500-mile range on a single charge while carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo loaded in the back. While carrying all that weight, the Semi can reach speeds of 65mph up to 5 percent grade climb (diesel trucks only manage 45mph) and out-accelerate a diesel truck according to Tesla. It also boasts safety features like automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automated lane guidance, and a forward-collision warning system.
Tesla expects to kick off the production of the semi in 2019, and UPS will be among the first companies to put it to work.