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WATCH: YouTube star Simone Giertz 'got tired' of waiting for Tesla to create an electric bakkie so she created her own - meet the 'Truckla'

2019-06-19 09:30
Tesla Truckla

Image: YouTube

Earlier in 2019, Tesla revealed its new Model Y and teased what could be a new battery-powered bakkie. News of a new electric bakkie from the company has been churning the rumour mill for quite some time.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has teased the front-end of the new bakkie but hasn't provide any more details. YouTube star Simone Giertz, tired of waiting for her own electric bakkie, decided to create her own.

Giertz said: "I got tired of waiting for Tesla to release their pickup truck, so I made my own. And I named it Truckla." 

Watch the video below: Full clip at the end of this article

  

Gietz said: "I don't know if this is gonna be the smartest or the most stupid thing I'm ever gonna do but bottom line is I really want an electric pickup truck and more specifically, I really want a Tesla pickup but they haven't released one yet."

"So I'm  just gonna have to make my own."

Tesla Truckla

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She says she's been planning to create the bakkie for more than a year. Using a Tesla Model 3 as a base and working with many fellow YouTube stars, Gietz created a unique, albeit scrappy, electric-powered bakkie dubbed a Truckla.

Tesla Truckla

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She also challenges Musk in her video: "Elon Musk,  this is me challenging you to build the world's first functional Tesla pickup truck."

Watch the full video below:

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