The last year has brought a lot of interesting novelties but the premiere of the 2021 Tesla Pickup was definitely among the biggest ones. The revolution of the pickup truck segment may have already started and there may be some all-electric pickup trucks that are closer to the serial production that this one, but all eyes are still on the Cybertruck.
There are several reasons for that. Aside from the fact that Musk is a marketing genius, this pickup really promises a lot in terms of performances and functionality. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is astonishing acceleration and impressive range, but we are also about to see things like class-leading towing capacity, spacious and functional interior, long cargo bed and even quite promising off-road capabilities. Moreover, all this is expected to come at a pretty attractive price, so it’s no wonder that expectations from the new 2021 Tesla Pickup Truck are so big.
2021 Tesla Pickup Performances
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this 2021 Tesla Truck is its drivetrain and performances. Things are pretty clear here, as the company has already announced that we can expect three versions of the pickup truck. These models will mainly differ in terms of the number of electric motors and range.
Base models will feature a single electric motor. The exact numbers in terms of power are still unavailable, but the company claims pretty strong performances already in the base model. This version should be able to hit 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds, while a max range should go around 250 miles.
The mid-range option will feature two electric motors and a max output that will provide 0-60 time in just 4.5 seconds. This is a pretty impressive number, as well as the one that says you may count on more than 300 miles on a single charge.
When it comes to 2021 Tesla Pickup specs for the flagship model with three electric motors, the company claims 0-60 times in less than 3 seconds and a top speed of more than 130 mph. Another impressive thing about this version is that a max range is expected to go more than 500 miles, which sounds unbelievable at this point.
Besides excellent acceleration and impressive range, this truck will be capable as well, according to Musk. All three versions will feature respectable numbers when it comes to max towing capacity. The base single-electric-motor model will be able to tow around 7.500 pounds. The mid-range version will feature a max towing capacity of around 10.000 pounds, while the most powerful version should be able to tow more than 14.000 pounds, which is something no internal-combustion light-duty pickup truck can match at the moment. All three models will feature a max payload capacity of around 3.500 pounds.
2021 Tesla Pickup Dimensions
Another interesting thing about the new pickup truck is its size. When it comes to 2021 Tesla Pickup dimensions, the new model will be 231.7 inches long, 79.8 inches wide and 75 inches tall. That’s a little bit smaller compared to models like F-150 or Ram 1500, but in terms of functionality and capabilities, this is a genuine full-size pickup truck. It comes with a 6’5” long cargo bed, as well as with two spacious rows of seats, the cabin that is bigger compared to the aforementioned models. The reason lays in the fact that there is no such thing as a long hood and large engine, so the cabin is moved forward.
Another thing we should mention is that the 2021 Tesla Pickup promises a lot when it comes to off-road capabilities. It will feature an adjustable suspension, with up to 16 inches of ground clearance. Also, you may count on a pretty respectable approach and departure angles of 35 and 28 degrees, respectively.
2021 Tesla Pickup Interior
Some call it Spartan, some futuristic, but the fact is that the 2021 Tesla Pickup interior seems even more minimalistic than Tesla models from the current lineup. Typically for the brand, everything is digitalized. There is a huge 17-inch touchscreen, which replaces pretty much all physical controls and definitely seems like the only prominent detail on the dashboard. The rest of it is pretty bland and simple, as well as the whole cabin.
The thing that we like about this pickup truck is that the cabin is very spacious. There are two generous rows of seats with total seating capacity for six passengers. Plenty of legroom, plenty of space for shoulders and it becomes obvious that this refers to six adult passengers.
Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the new model won’t come that soon. We don’t expect to see it before the second half of next year. When it comes to the 2021 Tesla Pickup price, base single-motor models should go at quite affordable 39.900 dollars. Dual-motor models should go around 49.900, while flagship models should go around 69.900 dollars.
Source: Car and Driver, Autotrader