Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn’t been shy about the fact that the automaker is working on an electric pickup truck, and on Friday evening the executive tweeted a teaser image of the truck.
The shadowy image is said to depict the “Tesla cyberpunk truck” according to Musk.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 16, 2019
Musk noted the image appeared at the end of the Model Y’s webcast “about a minute in” while the theme music to Blade Runner played.
When a Twitter user asked Musk if a light-duty truck was in the works, the CEO replied, “What if we just made a mini version of the Tesla Semi?”
A possible (though somewhat outlandish) teaser image for the truck was shown when the Tesla Semi was revealed in November 2017. The teaser depicted a Tesla Semi with a bed carrying what appeared to be a Ford F-150 in its bed.
Musk hasn’t been shy about the pickup truck’s features. He’s noted it will have a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system “with crazy torque and suspension that dynamically adjusts for load.” All this will reportedly be standard. It will also have power outlets to use heavy-duty 240V power tools in the field without a generator.
Pickup truck will have power outlets allowing use of heavy duty 240V, high power tools in field all day. No generator needed.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 26, 2018
Tesla unveiled the compact Model Y crossover SUV Thursday in Los Angeles at its design studio. Set to go on sale in the fall of 2020, the Model Y will start from $48,200 including destination, have up to 300 miles of range, and have a third-row seat option.
Motor Authority reached out to Tesla for comment and will update this post if we hear back.