Tesla unveils first-ever electrical pickup truck


FILE PHOTO: SpaceX proprietor and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the pink carpet for the car awards “Das Goldene Lenkrad” (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. Information/Hannibal Hanschke/File Picture

(Information) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) unveiled on Thursday its first-ever pickup truck, a long-awaited growth to its product line-up that poses a direct problem to Detroit automakers.

At a launch occasion in Los Angeles, Tesla Chief Government Elon Musk unveiled a truck that appeared like a futuristic armored automobile and which he claimed “received’t scratch”.

The truck marks the primary foray by Tesla, whose Mannequin three sedan is the world’s top-selling battery electrical automobile, into pickup vans, a market dominated by Ford Motor Co (F.N), Common Motors Co (GM.N) and Fiat Chrysler Cars NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N).

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Enhancing by Edwina Gibbs