After the release of the Tesla Model Y in 2018, Tesla CEO, visionary, and (some would say) eccentric, Elon Musk took to Twitter and asked people what they would like from a Tesla pickup truck. *Pause for gasp from crowd*

Based on the few snippets of information he provided, the truck would have built-in power outlets which allow users to use 240V power tools without the use of a generator. And the truck itself will have a dual motor all-wheel drive with “crazy torque” (unlike pickup trucks with a sane amount of torque?) and a load-balancing suspension which allows it to adjust dynamically over various types of terrain.

tesla pickup concept

That… was a year ago. Since then, there has been no word from Tesla Motors on the proposed ‘model P’ pickup truck, let alone any imagery to show what’s in the works, if anything. With this drought of information going on for so long, Istanbul designer Emre Husmen took matters into his own hands and created his own concept for the model P.

tesla pickup concept

Unlike Musk’s concept art, Husmen’s truck takes more inspiration from traditional pickup trucks, albeit with a more futuristic, Transformers-like vibe, that is an inmesurable improvement.

tesla pickup concept
tesla pickup concept
That grill… that’s not a grill.

The first front half of the truck features Tesla Motors’ tendency to incorporate all sorts of wonderful curves into their designs. A faux-grille on the face with LED headlights on either side makes the model P look like its mouth was taped over while the main body which holds the seats looks like a slightly bigger sedan body. Both parts of the model P have heavily-cut accents running through the body all the way to the back of the truck.

tesla pickup concept
tesla pickup concept

Which brings us to the open cargo area in the back. While not as big as most pickup trucks, it looks spacious enough to hold something as big as Elon Musk’s ego. As with the front of the model P, the rear has the same sharp accents and curves running throughout. To make the truck look slightly more futuristic, the slim taillights on the rear extend to the side of the truck without extruding off the vehicle itself.

tesla pickup concept
tesla pickup concept

If Tesla Motors is having trouble coming up with ideas for their pickup truck, maybe they could send Emre Husmen an email or send their own designers over to check out his webpage. He definitely has ideas to spare.

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Carlos wrestles gators, and by gators, we mean words. He also loves good design, good books, and good coffee.