Tesla have just unveiled their latest model, the Semi Truck, this futuristic looking truck is powered by a huge battery and has a range of 500 miles and supercar aero.
During the unveiling Elon Musk boasted great performance figures, a range of 500 miles on a single charge, also most importantly 0-60 in 5 seconds and 0-60 in 20 seconds with an 80,000 pound load. With electricity being cheaper then diesel Elon also quoted it will be more cost effective then its diesel counterparts.
And the doors go up…
The Semi features suicide doors! The look of the truck is streamlined to make best use of aerodynamics and increase energy efficiency. Every haulage driver will be itching to be the pilot of this feature packed truck. Inside the cab there is plenty of room and enough headroom to stand up, the cockpit also features two 15 inch screens on either side, the majority of the controls are done with onscreen touch control, the screens are also used as wing mirrors as the truck has none and replaced them with cameras.
Tesla has also added the Autopilot feature so the truck can drive itself on motorways and highways, the auto pilot will keep the truck in lane and at safe distance between vehicles.
This is a big step forward for Tesla which now introduces a whole new category of vehicle and also a new customer base.Hopefully Tesla will not be experiencing the same production issues with this model as with the Tesla model 3.