In a follow-up post, he said the date was "strangely familiar" and shared a link to the opening credits and scene of the 1982 film "Blade Runner", which was set in November 2019. Musk has called it the "Cyberpunk Truck" multiple times.
Forward-looking: "Early in the 21st Century, The Tesla Corporation advanced electric vehicle evolution into the NEXUS phase - a truck nothing like an F-150 - known as a 'Cybertruck.'" Pardon the Blade Runner reference, but Elon Musk started it when he announced Tesla's upcoming electric truck unveil later this month.More news: NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill expected to resign, reports say
Musk has been quite vocal about the key properties of Tesla's first pick-up, confirming in tweets over recent months that it will have a target price of $US50,000 - because "you should be able to buy a really great truck for $49k or less".
As standard features, the Tesla truck will include dual-motor all-wheel drive, plus a suspension that will dynamically adjust for load. He released a teaser image of the truck in March. It's gonna be awesome, it's gonna be fantastic.More news: DISNEY Chairman Comments on SCORSESE's MARVEL STUDIOS Criticism ... Again
At the company's annual meeting with shareholders in June, he said, "Worst case scenario, we'll build a normal-looking truck.no problem, we know what those look like".
But Musk is making lofty promises for the Cybetruck, claiming it "will be a better truck than an F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality, and be a better sports auto than a standard [Porsche] 911". Musk has also claimed the auto will seat six passengers, offer up to 400 to 500 miles of range, and be able to tow up to 300,000 pounds.More news: Netflix Lets Viewers 'Skip' Trump Jokes in Seth Meyers Stand-Up Special