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This Tesla Pickup Truck Concept Looks Ridiculous

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Between the hoopla surrounding Tesla’s new all-electric semi and a super-fast revamped Roadster, CEO Elon Musk spent a few minutes to muse about a pickup truck concept that resembles something like a Unimog that has the appearance of a toy.

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Musk hinted that a pickup concept was in the works earlier this year, but what is this? It’s something based on the semi’s platform—but who wants this? Where will it park?

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To illustrate the size of Musk’s concept of a truck, the sketch above was offered at last night’s presentation. It can haul an F-150 in its cargo bed. Why? Is Tesla vying for the I-want-a-Hummer-but-something-quiet market? Is that a market?

“It’s a pickup truck that can carry a pickup truck,” Musk beamed. Cool...(?) Uh...

“By the way, you will actually be able to drive that with a normal driver’s license. It’s kind of wrong, but I like it.” he added, which... uh? Maybe?

I can’t give you specs. Other than I really can’t tell if Musk is serious about this. I think an electric pickup truck could be a smart move, just one that isn’t the size of a small house.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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Soooo basically International CXT-sized but with a bed wide and long enough to carry an F-150 and still have room for massive fender flares, which begs the question, how wide is this freaking Tesla?

It actually begs many, many questions. Today is the day I stopped giving Tesla the benefit of the doubt. They got downgraded to Faraday-level as far as I’m concerned.