Tesla's First Semi Truck Predicted to be a Day Cab, Capable of 200-300 Miles Per Charge
Tesla is expected to unveil their electric semi-truck in September, claiming it is "seriously next level".
According to a report out of Reuters
on Thursday, Tesla's first semi truck to market will most likely be a day cab and capable of traveling between 200 to 300 miles per charge. The source of speculation is Scott Perry, the chief technology officer at Miami-based fleet operator Ryder System Inc., who said he met with Tesla officials earlier this year to discuss the technology.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter
earlier this year to announce his company will unveil their electric semi truck in September, claiming it is "seriously next level". Other comments this year from Musk claimed the company was working on an all-electric semi capable of long-range hauling. Everything is speculation at this point how "long" that "long-range hauling" will be for the debut commercial truck by Tesla.
On June 6th, Musk told shareholders
, “A lot of people don’t think you can do a heavy duty long-range truck that is electric. But, we are confident that this can be done.” According to other sources, several major trucking companies have been consulted with during the development of Tesla's electric semi.
If true, that would mean major trucking companies are taking Musk and his company's commitment seriously.
Check out the entire Reuters' exclusive
for an interesting read.
By Curtis Sund
on August 25, 2017
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