These unofficial Tesla pickup renders look pretty amazing

Think Elon Musk and his team could do better?
by Greg Potts | May 7, 2019
PHOTO: Emre Husmen

Elon Musk loves Twitter. He also likes to make bold claims. At times, the two haven’t gone together so harmoniously.

Back in December 2017, the Tesla CEO first tweeted a promise that his company would build a pickup truck. Then, in June last year, he decided to ask the world what they would like to see in said pickup.

Anyway, Musk confirmed that the Tesla pickup would have a six-seater cab, 400-500 miles of range and 240V power outlets to enable the use of high-power tools ‘on-site.’ Sounds rather useful.

Since then, though, the company has been busy developing the Model 3, the Model Y, the Roadster, and the Semi truck—and it seems as though some Tesla fans have become a little bit bored of waiting.

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The images you see above are renders from Turkish designer Emre Husmen, and don’t they look brilliant. The giant off-road tires, chunky arches, and plastic skid plates are classic pickup staples, but the swooping roofline and sharp features make this look suitably modern. It also avoids any retro styling that could have clashed with the rather wonderful Rivian R1T—there’s room for more than one electric pickup in this world.

Think Elon should take some styling cues? Or will he be able to do better himself? Let us know what you think below.

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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