As the prominent and well-known vehicle-maker, the Tesla chief has promised to make pick-up truck as part of his future plans.
Tesla’s Elon Musk made the vows via Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions about how this company could improve.
Musk said that the open-backed truck would follow the Model Y – a yet-to-be detailed car, which is expected to be based on its Model 3 sedan.
However, experts note a setback for the firm after it endured repeated delivery delays.
That has led some to question whether the loss-making company can meet its existing commitments – which also include a forthcoming articulated lorry and sports car.
The Tesla leader also made several promises about new features Tesla intends to add to its existing vehicles, including intelligent windscreen wipers.
“I promise that we will make a pickup truck right after Model Y. Have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost 5 years. Am dying to build it,” he said on his Twitter post.
In US alone, pick-up trucks are popular, with sales by the three leading manufacturers currently totalling about $90bn (£67bn) a year, according to data from Morningstar Equity Research.
Furthermore, the demand for the trucks has also risen over the past 12 months, despite a drop for other types of “light vehicle”.
It can be remembered that Musk had previously hinted at his plans when an image showing an obscured pick-up was briefly shown being carried on the back of its Semi lorry at a press conference in November.
Meanwhile, thru his tweets, he said the vehicle would likely be “slightly bigger” than Ford’s bestselling F-150 pick-up to allow it to contain an unspecified “game-changing” feature.
“[I] have had the core design/engineering elements in my mind for almost five years,” Musk added.