Tesla founder Elon Musk takes to social media to reveal the firm's plans

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Isn't he a tease? Elon Musk took to social media to shed a little more light on Tesla's plans (Source: Getty)

Tesla will unveil an electric powered truck in September, tech mogul Elon Musk has revealed.

The boss of Tesla took to social media yesterday to make the announcement, thanking staff at the firm for all their hard work.

Speculation ignited over what a "semi-truck" would look like and in follow-up tweets, Musk also revealed an electric pick-up will unveiled in 18 to 24 months and Tesla's next roadster will be a convertible.

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Despite providing an update yesterday on the timing of what its truck will look like, there remain no further details as to whether it will be self-driving or not.

In addition, the 45-year-old said Tesla's economy car, the Model 3, will finally be launched in July.

News Tesla was working on a electric truck was released last August, with the firm saying it expected to go into production in the next five years. More further details would be provided in the next six to nine months Tesla said at the time.

The electric semi-truck is an attempt by Tesla to shake-up the cargo transport market and rapidly reduce costs.

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Musk wrote last year: "We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

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