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    Another hypothetical situation...

    The semi reveal at the end of October...

    Big semi pulls on stage pulling a full size trailer. Everyone marvels at the design, specs, and general wonderfulness that surrounds the production of a real life usable all electric semi. Elon goes through his normal presentation with lots of graphics and charts showing how it will change the face of product delivery as we know it.

    When he's all done..."by the way"...back of the trailer opens up and out pops the new Tesla pickup. Place goes bonkers.

    Possible?

    Dan
     
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      Which potential market is bigger...pickup or small SUV? I'm asking, I really don't know the answer to that question.

      Dan
       
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      I’d like to see them roll out the Y, a pickup and a roadster. Bonkers achieved.
       
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        well, I was thinking, coming out with a new roadster now would slow down the advent of sustainable energy
         
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        I put even money on Model Y or New Roadster being in the attached container!
         
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        You did see this, right? At least from the one so saw something on the test track, it was closer to a truck than a Y...
        https://model3ownersclub.com/threads/future-tesla-on-the-fremont-test-track.4944/unread
         
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        I think in the American market small SUV would be in higher demand. Many in the pickup truck community like their diesel trucks and probably will take a lot to get them to consider an EV. I think more in the crossover community would be more susceptible to switching to an EV.
         
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        • Most pickups are half-ton, and the vast majority of those (~99%) are gasoline.
        • The 3/4 ton and 1 ton pickups are where diesel rules (~70%). Most of these are work trucks.
        • People like diesel for towing especially because of all the low-end torque
        • Guess what kind of vehicle produces even more low-end torque than diesel? :)
        I don't disagree with you. There's a contingent of pickup owners who like having diesel-powered 3/4-ton vehicles as their daily drivers, and you probably won't get them to convert. But companies only care about bottom-lines, so you could easily convert the rest of those diesel work truck sales to electric if you have the range to meet their requirements. Same goes with the half-ton pickup sales. The main problem you're going to run into is range.
         
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          I agree with you it makes more sense when you look at the stats. But looking at the who those drivers are...
          It does make sense for companies to be the ones to convert their fleets to EV. I'm interested in seeing how the range for the pickup would be and also how it'll be while towing.
           
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            totally antidotal, but one of my co-workers who drives an older oversized quad cab GMC truck (I think that thing is quite literally 2x the length of my car) has said he will not buy a new truck until there are electric trucks available.
            I told him they are coming sooner than most expect :)
             
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              You forgot to mention the part where they switch to a camera showing hundreds of Tesla Semis pulling car carriers filled with thousands of Model 3s ready for immediate delivery months early
               
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