Tesla pick-up teaser
Tesla pick-up teaserTesla

Elon Musk-owned premium electric car company Tesla has been doing a stellar business so far. After an overwhelming start with Model X, Model S and Model 3,  the company has recently launched Tesla Semi-electric truck and announced new Tesla Roadster. In 2019, the company will foray into electric compact SUV space with the Model Y in 2019. However, that is not the end of the story.

For all waiting to know what Tesla has kept in the vault, CEO has just revealed what next. The California-based company will be launching electric pickup truck and that would arrive right after the Model Y electric compact SUV.

Elon Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday (December 26), "I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it."

This is not the first time Tesla hinting about a possible electric pick-up model. During the presentation of the Tesla Semi in November 2017, the company has teased an image of the Tesla pick-up truck. The latest tweet from Musk clarifies the pick-up truck plan is one of the top priorities.

When a Twitter user asked about the size of the pick-up, Musk confirmed it would be comparable or slightly bigger than Ford's F-150. "Maybe slightly bigger to account for a real game-changing (I think) feature I'd like to add," Musk tweeted in reply.

Tesla Semi
Tesla Semi truckTesla Motors

The Tesla pickup will be based on the Tesla Semi but it will not be a heavy vehicle. That means one does not need to have a commercial licence to drive Tesla pick-up depending on the country. "You'll actually be able to legally drive it with a driver's licence. It's kind of wrong, but I like it," said Musk during the unveiling of the sketch in November.