Ever since it’s unveiling late last year, the electric Tesla Semi truck has been caught lacking in its own backyard as well as side streets and local roads in the US state of California. A video has now been brought to light by a driver who spotted a Semi sailing through a highway in Sacramento.
Its another statistic of what we are all expecting to be a long list of short video clips catching the upcoming electric truck before it is a production vehicle. At the moment, it looks like it is pretty much the first closest case of a member of the public getting really close to the Tesla Semi while it lurks in the wild. Not only that, but it also presents us with a stronger understanding of the potential size of the truck – it actually appears to be on the same level of size as that of a Peterbilt or Mack.
Tesla has a very high chance of revolutionising the truck business with its new creation, featuring a modern design teamed up with outstanding technology and specs that we’ve never seen before in such a large vehicle. If you were to load goods weighing at 80,000 pounds, the truck will score 0-60mph within 20 seconds, bear in mind that on its own, Semi can do that in 5.0 seconds – that’s sports car territory.
A hefty starting price tag of $150,000 will give you a 300-mile range with one charge, but if that’s not enough, then you can drop $180,000 for a larger battery spec Semi that will reach 500 miles. However, Tesla estimates that the investment will save you around six figures worth of fuel in the lifetime of a Semi truck.
Are you looking forward to seeing the Tesla Semi face-to-face?
Source: | YouTube |
Via: | CNET |
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