Seems too good to be true, however, Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO recently revealed that the company plans to unveil a semi-truck this fall and in two years, a pickup truck.
While it may seem unbelievable, these plans could offer a stir in the U.S. auto industry when it comes to increasingly profitable trucks and add a wrinkle as it relates to shipping, where a lot of experts think there is a potential for a complete overhaul when it comes to the ambush of autonomous-driving functions.
MSN advised that the Tesla truck plans were announced by the CEO via the social media platform Twitter and he also added that the company would unveil production around the Model 3, their electric car that is being mass-marketed come this July. The vehicle is set to be released later in 2017.
Musk’s tweet was posted a few days after the company surpassed GM U.S.’s most valuable auto manufacturer. While this was brief, it certainly upped the stakes for Tesla to continue to deliver when it comes to their investors.
Musk remarked on his Twitter that the Tesla team has executed an ‘amazing job’ on the semi, stating that it is, ‘next level’; however, the CEO did not go into any further detail about the Tesla Semi.
Last year, Musk posted that Tesla would deliver a significant reduction when it came to cost around cargo transport, while enhancing the safety and creating fun when operating.
Still, why the idea seems quite interesting, producing a semi-truck and introducing it into the market will be a challenge for Tesla. The company is not set up to create them and does not have the capacity to produce pickups currently.
To boot, experts have wondered if the Model 3 would even hit the timeline produced by Musk. Still, the company’s stock continues with its momentum and it seems that the vehicle’s production is right on track.