Coming someday: A Tesla electric pickup truck

Tesla head designer Franz Von Holzhausen

Tesla head designer Franz Von Holzhausen

With the Model S launch in its rear-view window, electric car maker Tesla is on its way to becoming a full-fledged auto maker. And according to an interview with Autocar (via Autoblog Green), Tesla is thinking about one day developing a pickup truck.

Tesla head designer Franz von Holzhausen tells the outlet:

“There will be a time and place for us to develop something around a pickup. That’s a market for which the torque of an electric motor would be ideally suited.”

Tesla has long imagined a full line of electric cars, including its high-end Roadster, its Model S sedan, the cross-over SUV/minivan the Model X, and a $30,000 mainstream electric car. Now that Tesla is meeting some of those milestones, it makes sense to start envisioning the roadmap even further in the future.

Who wants a Tesla pickup truck?

Here’s an older interview with von Holzhausen about the design of the Model S (jump to the half way point to see Franz):


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