Tesla plans trucks, small SUV as part of future plans


DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company also plans a compact SUV and “a new kind of pickup truck” to complement its existing fleet. Tesla currently makes a luxury sedan, the Model S, and a luxury crossover, the Model X. It plans to release a lower-priced car next year.

Musk outlined the products in his much-anticipated “master plan” for the company, which was posted on Tesla’s website Wednesday night.

He also said that combining Tesla and solar energy company SolarCity would make it easier for consumers to get solar power for their electric cars. Tesla proposed buying SolarCity last month for up to $2.5 billion.