- tesla ceo elon musk tweeted today that the company's electric pickup truck, which he called the cybertruck, will be unveiled in los angeles on november 21.
- musk has repeatedly stated that the truck will cost less than $50,000.
- he even said that it will outperform the porsche 911.
twitter is telsa ceo elon musk's favorite medium to announce his company's news, and he's back at it again today. he just tweeted that a new tesla model, which musk called the cybertruck, will be unveiled on november 21 in the greater los angeles area, near the company's spacex rocket factory.
it's all but certain that this will be the long-awaited tesla pickup. it's also not a coincidence that this reveal date is at the same time as the l.a. auto show, as tesla typically does not participate in auto shows and usually holds its own reveal events.
musk has made claims that the tesla pickup truck will be priced at less than $50,000 and will outdo the capabilities of the ford f-150. to achieve those claims, the cybertruck is likely to have dual electric motors and all-wheel drive to produce a high amount of torque, which would help it size up against competitive tow ratings. additionally, musk has boldly claimed that it will outperform the porsche 911.
in a reply to the original tweet, musk made a reference to the opening title of the 1980s sci-fi movie blade runner, which was set in the then far-off time of november 2019. this could have been a move to please sci-fi fans and garner more attention for the reveal.