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Tesla pickup truck potential test mule spotted on carrier near testing facility

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Tesla pickup truck potential test mule spotted on carrier near testing facility

An eagle-eyed member of the Tesla community may have just snapped the first picture of a Tesla pickup truck test mule. The sighting transpired on Wednesday in Ohio, and it included a truck car carrier full of Tesla electric cars, and one heavily wrapped pickup truck with a Ford F-150 body.

Tesla has used the body of different vehicles for its evaluation mules previously. Before the company unveiled the Tesla Semi, a test mule of the electrical long-hauler was seen with what seemed to be a Cascadia truck body. A video of the vehicle even showcased the now-recognizable acceleration of this all-electric truck. Thus, it won’t be too surprising if Tesla is adopting the same strategy with its pickup truck test mule, using a Ford F-150 body to your vehicle.

(Photo: streff/Reddit)

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Also interesting is that the sighting of the camouflaged pickup truck occurred in Eastern Ohio. The area is near the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC), where Tesla is known to run vehicle testing. Back in 2017, sightings of almost a hundred Model 3 were reported at TRC’s facilities since the vehicles were undergoing tests. Could the mysterious pickup truck and its fellow Teslas be headed towards (or perhaps leaving) the testing facility? Such a scenario is not implausible.

Along with the mysterious pickup were several Teslas which were covered in road dust, dirt, and salt. A Model 3 at the rear of the vehicle carrier even had a long rectangular license plate, suggesting that it was a vehicle designated for Europe (credit to r/TeslaMotors subreddit member u/streff for the photograph of the vehicle).

Elon Musk has said that the Tesla Pickup Truck will be unveiled sometime later this year. The Tesla CEO has also mentioned that the vehicle will be quite futuristic to the point where it won’t look weird on the set of the Blade Runner franchise. Musk has also teased some of the vehicle’s attributes, including a range of 400-500 miles per charge, double motor AWD, and a 240-volt connection for heavy-duty tools, as well as 300,000 pounds of towing capacity.

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