the pickup is gonna have to have its ownI'm guessing they are going after the jeep market and building a medium size vehicle on the model 3 platform. So I don't expect a big bed or a vehicle primarily targeted at the trades.
Jeep is a very profitable international brand.
If Tesla shows a full size pickup they don't intend to build it any time soon, as far as I can tell. They can lengthen the model 3 platform easily enough, but a wider vehicle typically would need new assembly lines. Anyone know the width of Rivian? Is it wider than the model 3?
A Tesla version of the Rivian pickup and SUV would sell very well IMO (sans the kinda ugly front end).
Given camping mode, a bed cam could be breaking all sorts of privacy laws.... Do we really need to see your junk jiggling?Do most modern pickups nowadays have a bed cam (on top of the cab looking back)?
Seems it would be useful to check if your bed contents were shifting in unwanted fashion or for Sentry Mode...
If it wasn't for the unnervingly low $50k starting price, I would have said 100% yes. Still a good chance though.
A six foot wide truck with a usable bed height would not be able to haul standard 4x8 sheet goods.There is zero possibility of building the features described into an F150 size vehicle at $50K. If Musk shows such a vehicle it will not be built for years. We will see if Musk is announcing an actual product or an aspirational prototype intended to make Elon feel better about the love directed at Rivian.
AFAIK if it is a real product it is going to be build on the gen 3 assembly line. So six feet wide and 16-17 feet long.
Tesla needs to exploit the gen3 platform. Build a lot of the same production capacity and build a lot of vehicles types with the same base architecture.