Elon Musk: Tesla Pickup Truck To Be Priced Under $49,000

By Dan Anderson ● Updated August 6, 2019
  • Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that the Tesla pickup truck would have a price point of $49,000 maximum

One of the next vehicles that Tesla Motors is designing is an electric pickup truck. There are a few details that have been revealed about Tesla’s future electric vehicle pickup truck such as the design inspiration and now the price has been unveiled.

On the Ride the Lightning podcast hosted by Ryan McCaffrey, Musk said that the starting price would be $49,000 at most. However, Tesla Motors is aiming to offer the vehicle at well under $50,000. “You should be able to buy a really great truck for $49K or less,” Musk said in the interview via Teslarati.

At a price point of $49,000 maximum, the Tesla pickup truck would be cheaper than the Rivian R1T. The Rivian R1T is an electric pickup truck that was showcased at the L.A. Auto Show last year and is expected to arrive next year. The Rivian R1T is expected to have a starting price of $69,000. However, Rivian Automotive is promoting its vehicles as luxury offroad-capable vehicles.

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Musk also pointed out that his goal is to have Tesla’s pickup truck being better than a Ford F-150 based on functionality and better than a  Porsche 911 based on sports car attributes.

“It’s going to be a truck that’s more capable than other trucks,” Musk added.

Last year, Musk wrote on Twitter that a Tesla pickup truck would have six seats, a range of about 400-500 miles, a dual motor AWD, up to 300,000 pounds of towing capacity, and a 240-volt connection.