In response to a question on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that he’s dying to make a pickup and that his company will likely have a prototype completed next year.
This isn’t the first time in the last few months that Musk has expressed his desire to build a pickup truck.
I’m dying to make a pickup truck so bad … we might have a prototype to unveil next year
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2018
Ideally, Tesla can get a truck to market soon since competition in the EV space is starting to heat up. The recently revealed Rivian R1T electric truck is a high-end vehicle that aims to break into Tesla’s market of luxury EVs.
The Tesla truck may get shown off in 2019, but it seems unlikely that it will hit the streets right away. Tesla has previously stated that the pickup truck would be released after the Model Y crossover, which is slated for release in 2019, according to Business Insider.