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Elon Musk Vows to Build Tesla Pickup Truck 'Right After' Model Y

He's also hinting at a number of feature updates for Tesla EVs.
Elon Musk Vows to Build Tesla Pickup Truck 'Right After' Model Y
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This story originally appeared on Engadget

Tesla has been hyping up the prospect of an electric pickup truck for a long time (you're looking at an artist's rendering above), but when can you expect to see it? You might have a clearer idea. As part of a call for feedback, Elon Musk has promised that the pickup will be made "right after" the Model Y crossover arrives between 2019 and 2020. We'd take that commitment with a grain of salt (remember how Tesla expected widescale Model 3 deliveries to start in 2017?), but it at least gives you an idea of what the EV maker is shooting for.

Musk also agreed to tackle a number of features for existing cars. Most notably, he gave the nod to tech investor Jason Calacanis' request for an alert that lets your family know when your Tesla should arrive home. He also liked a request to use all the onboard cameras as dashcams, sign recognition and even a "Disco Mode" that would pulse the ambient lighting in sync with your music.

Many of those features are likely to take a while to arrive, provided they don't get cut. However, they suggest that Tesla will have a laundry list of promises to tackle in 2018, and not just catch-ups like the inclusion of more original Autopilot features on newer vehicles.

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