Seems Tesla CEO Elon Musk keeps stringing us along as far as his nebulous all-electric Tesla pickup goes.

There's a lot of info (some of it probably misleading) floating out there about Tesla's first pickup. But it's vintage Musk to lay-on the hype in order to build awareness -- and thus future sales.

Musk back in July said the pickup's design won't be for everyone, but he personally loves it. He even said the pickup looks like “armored personnel carrier from the future."

During Tesla's third quarter earnings call Wednesday, Trump was noticeably coy about releasing substantial info about the Tesla pickup (specs, powertrain, price, and all that stuff).

He wouldn't comment at all when asked about the pickup by one financial analyst. But what he did was to lavish praise on his new baby. He again referred to the pickup as the "Tesla Cybertruck."

Here's something new: Musk said the Tesla Cybertruck might end-up being Tesla’s “best product ever.”

It's a pretty radical claim since all the three Tesla electric vehicles (EVs) on the market are dominating their segments. The Model 3 remains the most popular of them all given its sales and deliveries. But Musk might have a point given expert opinion that gasoline pickups will account for half of all U.S. car sales in 2020.

Here's a summary of what we do know about the upcoming Tesla pickup.

  • The truck will have a range option allowing it to reach 400 to 500 miles.
  • It will have a Dual Motor All-wheel-drive powertrain with dynamic suspension, and  “300,000 lbs of towing capacity.”
  • The Tesla pickup will cost less than $50,000 and "be better than a Ford F150."

    Ford reacted to this bravado by releasing a video in July showing a prototype of its F-150 electric pick-up pulling rail cars loaded with 42 conventional F-150s all together weighing 1.25 million lbs.
  • Musk said the pickup will have a "really futuristic-like cyberpunk 'Blade Runner'" look.

Musk said the pickup’s cyberpunk tech and features might prove too radical for the market. If this does become the case, Tesla might build a more conventional truck, instead.

Tesla pickup on a Tesla truck Fans will learn more about Tesla Cybertruck Pickup a few days from now as Elon Musk reveals that it is scheduled to be unveiled. Photo: Tesla Inc.