Published By : 28 Dec 2017 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Tesla, the electric vehicle-maker has announced to roll out a pick-up truck as part of its future offerings. The open-backed vehicle would be in line with Model Y – the details of which are yet to be revealed. The model Y car is expected to be line with its Model 3 sedan.
Tesla’s record so far has been of repeated delivery delays. This has put forth the question if the loss-making company can keep up with its existing commitments, which includes an articulated lorry and sports car.
In the U.S., pick-up trucks are particularly popular, with sales recorded by three leading manufacturers currently amounting about US$90 bn a year. The demand for trucks has also be on the rise over the past one year, despite declining demand for other types of light vehicles.
Pick-up Truck Roll out Hinted Earlier at Press Conference
Earlier, at a press conference in November, the plans of the pick-up truck were hinted with an obscure image of the vehicle carried on a Semi lorry was shown. The vehicle is likely to be slightly larger in size than Ford’s bestselling F-150 pick-up, and will thus enable it to incorporate unspecified game-changing attributes. The skeleton of core design/engineering elements of the vehicle, however, have been in mind for almost five years.
Apart from this, commitments pertaining to updates on the current vehicle range of the company are also to be brought to fruition. This range of vehicles will be equipped with windscreen wipers that will change speed based on the intensity of rain- a feature that is already present in vehicles offered by Volkswagen, Mazda, and Volvo.