Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla’s Electric Semi



Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company’s first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered.

Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle’s design was definitely what got the most attention.

The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached.

The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.

The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The driver position is placed in the center of the vehicle, instead of on the left side. This helps provide greater visibility to the driver, Musk said. The cabin is also spacious enough for the driver to stand.

Tesla will begin production of the vehicle in 2019. The company is currently taking reservations for the semi, but a deposit will set buyers back $5,000.

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26 Replies to “Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla’s Electric Semi”

  1. the grey ghost

    I'm a truckers. Most long haul truckers go far beyond 500 miles a day. And besides that I'd never be caught driving something that looms like that. Good luck finding truckers who are gonna be willing to drive that thing

  2. Joel Penafiel

    hope they can get drivers, with these “shortage” I doubt that companies will buy or change their truck fleet and have money left to pay fairly to their drivers who by the way ALREADY MAKE POOR MONEY. still a beautiful truck I would love to be an owner operator with one of those.

  3. Kenny Hawk

    65mph up a ten percent grade. Nice but only 500 mile range? I have 2 120gal tanks and can drive 1000 miles. If he wants this to be successful he has to figure out a way to make the batteries last in the extreme temps. Hot and cold. Sounds good but i guess we will find out if the truck stops will install battery chargers lol. I can refuel and be rollin in 15 mins and the only charge i get in that 15 mins is…..TWO MORE MONSTERS LMAO

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