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Elon Musk releases details on Tesla pickup truck, convertible, and semi

Things are just starting to rev up.

 

Phillip Tracy

Tech

Published Apr 13, 2017

Tesla plans to show off its highly anticipated electric semi-truck in September, according to a string of tweets from Elon Musk.

The CEO said his thriving company will also reveal a pickup truck in the next 18-to-24 weeks, and that there will be a convertible version of the Tesla Roadster. The consumer truck was first mentioned in the second part of Tesla’s “Master Plan,” which referred to it as a “new kind of pickup.” With the budget-friendly Model 3, Tesla pickup, Model S, and Roadster, Tesla will be able to address almost everyone in the consumer market.

Musk said in a conference call in August that Tesla would reveal a mini-bus and semi-truck in six-to-nine months. That plans appears to have been pushed back a bit, and will undoubtedly be met with huge expectations.

“We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate,” Musk wrote in his plan.

The CEO didn’t provide solid release dates for any of aforementioned vehicles, but previously said the semi would go into production in less than five years.

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*First Published: Apr 13, 2017, 7:38 pm CDT