Simone Giertz's converted Tesla Model 3 pickup truck is wonderful

Darrell Etherington
Simone Giertz's converted Tesla Model 3 pickup truck is wonderful

YouTuber Simone Giertz, celebrated DIY inventor, roboticist and general maker of cool stuff, decided not to wait for Tesla's forthcoming pickup truck. Instead, she bought a Tesla Model 3 direct from the company new and then used elbow grease, ingenuity, some help from friends and power tools to turn it into a two-seater with a flatbed. The amazing thing is, unlike some of the robots Giertz is famous for making, the final product looks terrific -- both in terms of the detail work and in terms of its functionality.