2020 Tesla Pickup Truck; Platform, Engine, Debut [ UPDATE ]
Tesla is going to release a brand-new pickup truck soon. For those who love Tesla’s products and want a mid-size pickup truck, the 2020 Tesla Pickup Truck sure is worth looking. Are you interested? If you are, you can see what kind of platform it will use, its powertrain as well as release date and price below.
2020 Tesla Pickup Truck Platform
As far as we know, the upcoming pickup truck will enter then mid-size segment similar to Honda Ridgeline. The brand-new truck can be seen to have a unibody design. This implies that Tesla has chosen a suitable platform for it. It will also use the same architecture that is used in the Model X, too. As such, you can expect to see the similarity between the twos in terms of styling cues and possibly powertrain.
The upcoming truck is likely to get an all-wheel-drive system. It will also get the Dual Motor technology, which powers both the front and the rear wheels. There will be three powertrain options: 75D, P90D, and P100D. The 75D powertrain uses a 75-kWh battery which is able to reach up to 238 miles. The P90D and P100D are more potent powertrains, capable of reaching up to 285 miles.
All of the truck’s powertrains are powerful. As such, regardless of which powertrain is chosen the new pickup truck will able to outmatch its competition without difficulty. Why? Well, because the most potent system, the P100D, can generate up to 713 lb-ft of torque. And when we talk about workhorses, torque is everything that matters. We don’t know the maximum towing limit for the truck. With such powertrain, it should be impressive.
Release Date and Price
Alright, now about the 2020 Tesla pickup truck release date and price. Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact release date for the upcoming pickup truck since Tesla has yet to announce it. What we do know is that it will come after the Model Y is released, which mean it will be released later this year.
There is no official statement has been announced regarding the 2020 Tesla pickup truck price, either. This is also where Tesla’s problem lies. On one hand, the base model of the upcoming truck can’t cost less than $80,000. On the other hand, its competitions are priced in the $30,000 range. Although the upcoming pickup truck can be twice the cost of its competition, there is no doubt that it will have its own customers.
That is all we know so far. The upcoming Tesla Pickup Truck is going to use the same platform as the Model X, which implies some styling cues, as well as powertrain between the two, will be similar. There will be three powertrains available for the truck: 75D, P90D, and P100D, all of which allow the truck to outperform its competitions.
Are you excited? If you are, you just need to wait for a bit. It will be released late this year, after all. And yes, it will be much more expensive than competition although it will worth every penny due to its performance.