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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla 

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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla 

Elon Musk is serious about plans for a Tesla pickup truck, and says it’s going to look like something out of the sci-fi movie “Blade Runner.”

look like last November, at an event held by the firm where it unveiled its semitruck and Roadster sports car.

Now, Musk has come out with some more details about the vehicle, telling Recode’s Kara Swisher during a podcast that it will be “like a really futurist-like cyberpunk, ‘Blade Runner’ pickup truck.”

It’s the product the Tesla CEO is “personally most fired up about,” he said in his interview with Swisher.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Semi as he unveils the company's new electric semi truck during an presentation in Hawthorne, California, November 16, 2017.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Semi as he unveils the company's new electric semi truck during an presentation in Hawthorne, California, November 16, 2017.

Asked about whether the vehicle would fly with consumers, Musk said: “You know, I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not, but I don’t care.”

He added: “I mean I do care, eventually, you know. Like sure, I care. We wanna get gasoline, diesel pickup trucks off the road.”

Musk said the pickup truck is “something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time.” He said that, if the vehicle only finds favor with a small number of customers, “I guess we’ll make a more conventional truck in the future.”

Tesla’s boss also spoke about the company’s upcoming four-seater sports car, the Roadster, boasting the vehicle would be “the fastest sports car on every dimension.”

“It’s important to have an electric sports car that’s faster than the fastest gasoline sports car,” Musk said. “And it helps address that halo effect that gasoline sports cars have. So I think it’s important to do that to show that, you know, electric is the best architecture.”

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