Things to Know About the Electric Tesla Semi Truck

18 November, 2017, 01:25 | Author: Delbert Rhodes
  • Tesla reveals electric lorry to revolutionise haulage

"We have a long history of testing new technology-including alternative-fuel trucks-and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle", said Walmart's Director of National Media Relations Kory Lundberg in an article from Bloomberg. Trucks account for almost a quarter of transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions in the USA, according to government statistics. According to Musk, the truck can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 20 seconds when carrying a full load of 80,000 pounds-the maximum weight allowed on USA roads.

The auto will be available in 2020 with a starting price of $200,000, which The Verge notes might be a bargain as the only now comparable cars on the market start at around $1 million.

Musk, too, is being pulled in many different directions.

The PayPal founder - who also owns private rocket company SpaceX - announced the two new vehicles at a swanky launch party at his headquarters in Los Angeles yesterday.

All Tesla Semi models come with Enhanced Autopilot to help avoid collisions, plus its centred driver position ensures maximum visibility and control, and a low centre of gravity prevents rollovers.

Could this be the electric truck the world has been waiting for?

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Tesla this month pushed back its target for volume production on the Model 3 saloon - widely seen as crucial to the company's long-term future - by about three months to fix production bottlenecks. Among them, Tesla claims its truck is better at climbing hills - able to retain speeds of 65 miles per hour on a five per cent gradient, while diesel versions can only reach 45 miles per hour.

The Model 3 is expected to go into production in 2018, electric trucks in 2019. Right now, there's little charging infrastructure on global highways. The 500-mile version will be able to do round-trip runs on the vast majority of USA freight routes, which are 250 miles or less, Musk said.

Musk hopes his truck will eventually replace diesel lorries on the road.

While shares in the company are up more than 40% this year, they have fallen 20% since hitting record highs in mid-September. "It probably is, based on the specs provided, but this isn't necessarily a slam dunk", said Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst at Kelley Blue Book.

Tesla's last debt sale in August was well received in a hot bond market, allowing the company to upsize the offering to $1.8 billion from $1.5 billion.

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