Have you ever taken all the drugs, and then all the thoughts come out? And then you posted all those thoughts on Twitter? Oh, and you're also the multi-billionaire CEO of a multi-billion dollar car company? No?
Oh. Because that's what Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, did.
Had a minor operation, so am in bed in meds. Probably shouldn't be tweeting :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2013
Last night Musk decided that the best thing to do after getting surgery to correct a deviated septum, was to field questions on Twitter despite the pain medication. When asked about a Tesla pickup truck, Musk actually seemed to like it, in his drug-fueled haze:
Would love to do a pickup truck. Something w ultra low cg for sports car handling, dynamic air suspension & mega torque.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2013
A pickup truck with a low center of gravity, huge torque, and sports car handling? Sounds like a Ute to me. Perhaps the best part of all this, though, was the reasoning for the the evening festivities:
Was beat up pretty badly as a kid & left me w jagged septum. Harder to breathe as I got older, so time to fix.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 25, 2013
They do say that living well is the best revenge.
We should remember that this isn't the first time Musk has stated his desire for an all-electric pickup, as he told the Automotive News back in April that he'd like to build a pickup:
"I have this idea for a really advanced electric truck that has the performance of a sports car but actually more towing power and more carrying capacity than a gasoline or diesel truck of comparable size," Musk said. "That could be really cool, and I think that would probably make sense to do that at a new plant."
Let's just hope he wasn't on all the droogs at that time either.
I think a Tesla pickup would actually be pretty sweet, and would make a lot of sense around construction sites and whatnot where workers wouldn't have to drive very far. It could go a long way towards cleaning up the air around work sites, as well. What say you though, yay or nay? Think a Tesla pickup is a good idea?
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