As early as now many Tesla fans and analysts believe that Elon Musk’s Tesla pickup is going to be a groundbreaking vehicle that won’t only bring a fresh change to the market but will also pave the way for future developments on utility vehicles. 

First of all, the Tesla pickup will change the way we look at pickup trucks. Gone are the days where we will only see the classic silhouette of the utility vehicle - Tesla’s CEO promised a “cyberpunk” truck that’s going to be completely out of this world. 

We’re also set to have a very powerful pickup in the future, with over 300,000 pounds of towing capacity while power range could last to as much as 500 miles on a full charge. Now some experts agree that Musk’s direction for its Tesla vehicles has something to do with its future SpaceX missions. 

According to a report, the Tesla pickup is the first vehicle that could “cross-pollinate” with plans of space rovers that will be used by SpaceX, particularly on Planet Mars and that the Tesla pickup is actually the best foundation for its future space vehicles. 

If true, then Musk’s team could be repurposing the Tesla pickup into a space-ready vehicle. This is probably why a good number of Tesla vehicles are being equipped with futuristic features like safe electric propulsion systems and biohazard mode. 

Now apart from the space plans, the Tesla pickup could also be a good platform for future utility vehicles under the Tesla lineup including a very possible Tesla van. In the report, this could happen via the truck’s excellent drivetrain which can be converted to other e-cars of the future. 

The application is known as “Teslafication” which means that it might be possible to repurpose the Tesla model into specific vehicles like vans, ambulances, minibusses, cabin vehicles and first responders among others. As it is, car enthusiasts have been salvaging Tesla’s excellent drivetrains to create their own vehicles such as a repurposed VW bus so making this option broadly available might work for the EV company’s advantage in the long run - and the Tesla pickup could be the first vehicle to do just that. 

As it is, the enigmatic CEO seems open to the idea of allowing other brands to use Tesla’s platform to create utility vehicles like vans and buses. In a tweet, a follower posted how it is a shame that Tesla has not come up with its own version of a van, to which Musk replied, “Maybe interesting to work with Daimler/Mercedes on an electric Sprinter. That’s a great van. We will inquire.”

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