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(Reuters) – Tesla will build a pick-up truck shortly after having launched the Model There, its crossover electric, said on Tuesday Elon Musk, the ceo of the american group.
“I assure that we will manufacture a pick-up immediately after the Model Y. I have the key elements of design and engineering in the lead for nearly five years,” he wrote in a tweet.
Reuters had reported in June that the series production of the Model Y, which uses the same platform as the sedan Model 3, manufacturer of electric cars, was expected to begin in mid-2019.
The group had announced in July its intention to build a pick-up truck, and a truck, a bus and a compact SUV.
Elon Musk had said in April that it would reveal a pick-up within 18 to 24 months.
(Sonam Rai in Bangalore, Catherine Mallebay-Vacqueur for the French service)