Elon Musk sets official date for unveil of "Cyber-truck" electric ute

Elon Musk says Tesla electric truck to be unwrapped before Christmas

Tesla Inc TSLA.O plans to unveil its electric pickup truck, "cybertruck", on november 21 in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1192113294036754432 on Wednesday. "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.

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the automaker would reveal its pickup truck this month.

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

Musk has often linked his Tesla Ute to the sci-fi film "Bladerunner", so it's no surprise that November, 2019, the date that the film was supposedly set, has been the inspiration for the launch of the electric ute. He released a teaser image of the truck in March. This will be heart-stopping.

As standard features, the Tesla truck will include dual-motor all-wheel drive, plus a suspension that will dynamically adjust for load.

Musk has made many lofty claims about the truck in the past-including that he wanted it to beat the functionality of the Ford F-150 and yet be a better sports auto than the Porsche 911. It will have a range of somewhere around 400 to 500 miles and will probably sell for about $50,000. At one point, when a Twitter user asked Musk if Tesla was working on a pickup the executive said, "What if we just made a mini version of the Tesla Semi?"

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