WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is excited to produce a ‘Blade Runner’ futuristic truck, that he doesn’t care if people would want to buy it or not.
- The truck joins a long list of vehicles that include a bus and an SUV that the company is planning to produce in the next years.
- The company’s Roadster will also see an upcoming makeover, with plans of making it the fastest car in the world.
While Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared details about Tesla’s upcoming vehicles that they plan to produce over the coming years, he also hinted of a “super-futuristic cyberpunk Blade Runner” sort of truck that he is so excited to produce. Blurting out his excitement, he also said he doesn’t care whether people want to buy it or not.
In a recent interview with Kara Swisher on Recode Decode podcast, Musk dubbed the pickup as his “personal favorite” and the very thing that he is personally “most fired up about.” When asked why, the CEO replied: “Well, I can’t talk about the details, but it’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be amazing. This will be heart-stopping.”
He also added that he doesn’t really know or care if a lot of people will buy the first version of the pickup that he sees building, but says maybe eventually he will.
Besides the pickup and the Tesla Semi that has already been announced, Musk also mentioned the Model Y crossover SUV and a “high-passenger-density urban transport” as among the upcoming list of vehicles that the company has planned.
Moreover, the CEO also highlighted details about the overhaul of the company’s Roadster saying: “We’ve got the next-generation Roadster. It will be the fastest sports car on every dimension. It’s important to have an electric sports car that’s got the fastest acceleration, top speed, best handling than the fastest gasoline car. It’s important to show that electric is the best architecture.”
While rumors say that Tesla might build an electric bike, there’s no way for an electric scooter. As Musk says, “it lacks dignity.”
The 79-minute chat also had the SpaceX CEO saying that he may not be taking money from the Saudis anymore, endorsed Trump’s “Space Force,” and also discussed his regrets and mistakes in Twitter.
Source: The Verge