Tesla to unveil electric pickup 'cybertruck' on Nov 21

By RELAXNEWS | 7 November 2019

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla Inc plans to unveil its electric pickup truck, "cybertruck," on Nov 21 in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory, chief executive officer Elon Musk tweeted here on Wednesday.

Musk had said in January that Tesla might be ready to unveil the truck by summer.

"Cybertruck doesn't look like anything I've seen bouncing around the Internet. It's closer to an armoured personnel carrier from the future," Musk had said in a tweet here last month.

Carmakers including Ford and General Motors are racing to design radical new takes on their most profitable pickup truck models, replacing combustion engines with batteries in a bid to outflank Tesla’s plan to eclipse their brands.

Ford’s F-150 pickup and GM’s Chevrolet Silverado are the top selling vehicles in the US market.

The reveal would happen a day before the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public.