Alright I know there are some truck fans on here, I am not a truck guy at all, but I think this is a cool idea and all things automotive interest me.
Im sure a bunch of you know about teslas plans for the electric pickup, so my one question is: how do you hardcore truck guys feel about an electric truck? is it less manly? are you instantly a pussy for driving an electric pickup? I believe electric motors can create crazy torque numbers, and I think that the electric motor technology has come far enough that power output figures shouldnt change much with an electric motor. just no more black diesel exhaust to impress your girlfriend's older brothers.
Also, the double bed pickup. mounting an inline 6 sideways sorta underneath the cab can still make 4wd possible and the electric version has battery cells along the underside of the truck, and electric motors mounted in the wheels. this opens up the engine bay in the front for a mini half-bed. more cargo space without having to increase the length of the vehicle is pretty nifty! im sorta surprised this hasnt been capitalized on yet.
I think the radiator intakes on the side of the cab look badass. anyways, truck guys, discuss!