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TRUCKLA: The first Tesla Pickup Truck to hit the road

Week 88.0 — 1st July '19

The TL;DR Simone Giertz built and then created a commercial for a Tesla Model 3 that she converted into a the world's first Tesla pickup truck:

How the TRUCKLA came to be

A project derailed due to a well publicised brain tumour and multiple operations, Simone finally assembled a team to convert a brand new Tesla Model 3 into a pick up truck. It’s a format that Tesla will be turning their attention too but without a deadline she took the matter into her own hands.

Once the lines to be cut had been confirmed, breaking a single pillar changed the composition of the car and they had to change how they were supporting it to be able to continue the project. Once the roll bars were in and everything else in place, it was no longer an issue.

Interestingly, the transformation might have actually improved rear visibility for the driver.

Tesla Pickup's Competition

Tesla's Pickup isn't far off being revealed, but bar Tesla's own Semi, there's not been much competition for more commercial vehicles. Rivian look like they might off just that, especially when they're looking at features like vehicle-to-vehicle charging.

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Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 88.1 – Monday
    1. Every known thing in our solar system, larger than 10km @wired on instagram.com
    2. Electric cars: New vehicles to emit noise to aid safety bbc.co.uk
    3. Every Tesla Model 3 should have this bolt-on body kit topgear.com
    4. Which EU country has the largest number of citizens living abroad? @JamesMeville on twitter.com
    5. 'Queen & Slim' trailer Universal Pictures on trailers.apple.com
  2. 88.2 – Tuesday
    1. Shockwave on the sun following a solar flare u/mossberg91 on reddit.com
    2. How Pixar's animation has evolved over 24 years, from 'Toy Story' to 'Toy Story 4' INSIDER on youtube.com
    3. Best Year in Music pudding.cool
    4. Honda e First drive fullychargedshow on youtube.com
  3. 88.4 – Thursday
    1. 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2019' trailer Netflix on youtube.com
    2. My parents told everyone I was dead bbc.co.uk
  4. 88.5 – Friday
    1. 'This Is Football' trailer Amazon Prime Video on youtube.com
    2. Modified TV remotes that reduce cognitive load @jesseddy on twitter.com
  5. 88.6 – Saturday
    1. Saul Bass's movie posters The Royal Ocean Film Society on youtube.com
  6. 88.7 – Sunday
    1. Modular lounge chair toxel.com
    2. Sizing up Big Oil's clean tech moves axios.com
    3. Samsung launches Project PRISM with customisable fridges news.samsung.com

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