Tesla ute, electric semi, next-gen Roadster… and VTOL jet! Musk’s big EV ideas

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Tesla’s Musk talks about the projects that really excite him – like the Tesla ute and the latest Roadster which he says will be best sports car “in every dimension.”

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Tesla founder Elon Musk has opened up about more details about the EV company’s upcoming plans for the future, including the highly anticipated Tesla pickup (which in Australia we call a ute), the Tesla electric semi and the next gen Roadster.

Musk revealed details late last week about the EV pickup, saying that its design will be “really futuristic like cyberpunk”, inspired by the 1982 sci-fi movie “Blade Runner”.

“I’m personally super-excited by this pickup truck,” Musk said. “This will be heart-stopping. It stops my heart. It’s like, oh, it’s great.”

But oddly – the Tesla CEO doesn’t care if anyone buys it.

“You know, I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don’t care.”

Musk, who has previously described the electric pickup design as “next level“, put a call out on Twitter earlier this year to fans asking what would they, “love to see in a Tesla pickup truck?”

Responses abounded, and since then work on the development of the electric pickup has gone solidly underway.

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