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(File pix) In this file photo taken on Oct 10, 2019 SpaceX founder Elon Musk addresses the media during a press conference at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. AFP

Tesla Inc plans to unveil its electric pickup truck, ‘cybertruck’, on Nov 21 in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory, chief executive officer Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday.

Musk had said in January that Tesla might be ready to unveil the truck by summer.

“Cybertruck doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen bouncing around the Internet. It’s closer to an armored personnel carrier from the future,” Musk had said in a tweet last month.

Carmakers including Ford Motor Co and General Motors Co are racing to design radical new takes on their most profitable pickup truck models, replacing petroleum-fueled engines with batteries in a bid to outflank Tesla’s plan to eclipse their brands.

Ford’s F-150 pickup and GM’s Chevrolet Silverado are the top selling vehicles in the US market.

The reveal would happen a day before the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public, according to its website -- Reuters

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