Here are the claimed stats by Tesla for this….thing.
Top of the line model:
Range: 500+ miles
Towing: 14,000 lbs
Zero to Sixty: 2.9
Clearance: 16 inches
Approach: 35 degrees
Departure: 28 degrees
Which in theory is all awesome sauce and as embarrassing as it to admit, this….thing, excites my inner tweleve year old in a way, that I didn’t think he could be excited anymore. However the critical question is, is it 500 miles while towing 14,000 lbs?
The last thing I need is to be stuck out of juice up in the upper peninsula with a trailer full of angry Berkshires and rednecks laughing their ass off as they pass by me in their rusted out square bodies.
Although the approach and departure degrees tell you what this thing really is, which is a California rock crawler.
Regardless, you can reserve yours now if you give Tesla an interest free loan.
While I do see the advantages of this thing in a world where it may well be easier to generate electricity than scavenge fuel, I think I’ll wait for the reviews to come in…maybe.
Of course if you want a Tesla truck today you could always make your own.