Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk confirmed in a Wednesday tweet that the automaker would finally reveal its pickup later this month. More specifically, the reveal is coming on November 21.
While the image above is an older rendering and there have been several iterations since, Musk said that it doesn’t look anything like we think it does.
More to the point, it will come after the Model Y crossover reveal, and at a time when competition for electric trucks is slated to kick off within the next couple years. Not only will the Tesla pickup — dubbed the “Cybertruck” — compete against the Rivian R1T, but trucks from legacy manufacturers like Ford and GM as well. We know the electric Ford F-150 is coming. For its part, GM will manufacture its electric pickup at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant as part of a new four-year deal with the United Auto Workers union.
Later, more realistic renderings show a form more akin to global-spec trucks like the Toyota Hilux and Nissan Navara. We don’t have any official performance information yet, but it’s likely the Tesla pickup will share at least some of its components with current Teslas.
Stay tuned for more details on November 21! In the meantime, check out our recent experience with our long-term Tesla Model X below: