Elon Musk Reveals When Tesla Pickup, Semi-Truck Will Be Unveiled

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has hinted at his company making trucks in the past. Now, he’s being more direct about the subject than ever before.

In a series of tweets Thursday, Musk updated his followers on the status of Tesla’s large-vehicle projects, and he went into pretty surprising detail. It appears Tesla fans — and investors — won’t have to wait much longer to see what the company has up its sleeve for the future.

Interestingly, Musk apparently plans to have his company produce commercial trucks before it begins making pickups for the consumer market.

In addition to making specific inquiries about Tesla’s plans for large vehicles, some of Musk’s followers also posed more-general questions. One person asked if a convertible was coming down the pipeline, for example, and Musk reiterated the company has plans to make a successor to the Roadster, the first model it ever made.

Musk might be putting the carriage in front of the horse a little bit with this, as Tesla still hasn’t even begun shipping the Model 3. Still, the idea of a high-tech, all-electric pickup truck is pretty intriguing.

Personally, we’d like to know if Musk would fit his semi-trucks with self-driving technology developed by Tesla, or if he would let other companies take the reigns.

Thumbnail photo via Flickr/Tesla Club Belgium