Tesla To Unveil Electric Pickup 'Cybertruck' On November 21


November couldn't possibly get any more exciting for electric vehicle officianados and politicians out to "save the weekend": The official launch date for Elon Musk's pet project, the Tesla "Cyber-truck" electric pickup (aka ute in Australia) has been set for November 21.

Tesla will unveil the truck November 21 in Los Angeles, near the factory where Musk's other company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., builds rockets, Musk tweeted Wednesday.

Musk noted in a tweet accompanying the announcement that the day was "strangely familiar" as it happens to be the month and location of the setting (Los Angeles, 2019) called out in the opening scene of the 1982 movie "Blade Runner". He also made a series of Blade Runner references, which continued today.

At the company's annual meeting with shareholders in June, he said, "Worst case scenario, we'll build a normal-looking truck.no problem, we know what those look like".

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Expectations are that Tesla will reveal its new electric vehicle this month, although it hasn't officially announced an unveil date yet.

Not much is known about the design, although fan renders (masthead) and a teaser image (below) are floating around online.

Musk has previously waxed lyrical about the new all-electric vehicle, calling it "heart-stopping" and deeming it "the coolest auto I've ever seen".

Musk claims that the truck will have better utility than an F-150. According to The Verge, the truck will seat six, offer between 400 to 500 miles of range and start at around $50,000.