All-electric Tesla ute could take “cyber punk” to a new level

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The latest render of Tesla’s yet-to-be-unveiled electric ute goes all out in cyberpunk design.

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The Driven

The unveiling of Tesla CEO and founder Elon Musk’s pet project, the all-electric pickup truck (or ute as it is known in Australia), is due to be launched later this year. But the wait is apparently just too much for some.

Automotive digital artist Emre Husmen, from Turkey, has posted a series of super-futuristic renders of the electric ute that references the cult sci-fi move Blade Runner, which is well known for its dark, edgy design language that encapsulates the cyberpunk genre.

The smooth, arching lines of the design render from Husmen take the concept of a pickup truck to “next level” – a term Musk used himself when discussing the progress of the electric pickup last year during Tesla’s Q3 earnings call.

There’s some nice details in Husmen’s renders, from the aerodynamic side profile to the badge inset just behind the front wheel.

A cut, streamlined body is what this design render is all about, with a prominent, bold stance and futuristic strip headlights and rear lights that emanate memories of another well-known sci-fi film, Tron.

Not a lot has been given away by Tesla in the form of design clues; so far, only a single teaser image has been released.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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