We now know the exact date of the world premiere of Tesla's highly anticipated electric truck. On Twitter, CEO Elon Musk wrote that the "Cybertruck" (his nickname for now) will be unveiled on November 21 near the SpaceX rocket factory in Hawthorne, California.
It's three days after the start of the Automobility media event at the Los Angeles Auto Show not far away.
It will be very interesting to see which vehicle gets the most attention at the end of the week: the Tesla truck or Ford's electric SUV inspired by the Mustang.
There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding these two models and the first promises to leave everyone speechless and upset the entire automobile industry.
So far, we've seen only sketches and images produced by admirers and some media, but it is certain that the Tesla truck will have a futuristic design. Moreover, the inspiration comes from the movie "Blade Runner" … whose action takes place in Los Angeles in 2019!
Musk has already mentioned a range of over 650 kilometers, which is comparable to that of the Rivian R1T. He also spoke of a vehicle that would be both a better truck than the Ford F-150 in terms of functionality and utility and a better sports car than the basic Porsche 911.
That's not all: the cabin could seat six people and the crate behind would be big enough to carry another full size rival pickup truck. And Musk once alluded to a towing capacity of 300,000 pounds.
Fortunately, we will know the truth very soon.
All that being said, do not expect Tesla's electric truck to arrive on the roads anytime soon. For example, the new Model Y crossover unveiled last March will only come into production in the summer of 2020. Tesla is also preparing the launch of its new Roadster and semi-trailer.
Realistically, deliveries should begin in 2021 and the company will collect deposits for bookings several months before that.