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Tesla Semi Truck Unveiled; Plus New Roadster, 'Quickest Car in the World'

18 Ноября 2017, 01:21 | Ruben Fields

TechnologyInnovation Elon Musk’s Tesla Semi Truck Sleek as Hell But Will Truckers Buy In? By Laura Close  • 1 day ago 17 Nov 2017

TechnologyInnovation Elon Musk’s Tesla Semi Truck Sleek as Hell But Will Truckers Buy In? By Laura Close  • 1 day ago  17 Nov  2017

Musk's move to reveal both the truck, and Roadster, is either a distraction so people don't focus too heavily on the company's goal of making the Model 3 a mass production auto, or a serious belief in electric technology.

Tesla also said that the Roadster, which will be available in 2020, can go from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds.

As well as the unveiling of the long-awaited articulated lorry project, the company also had a surprise in its back pocket - namely a new version of its Roadster sports auto.

Musk didn't give the top speed but said it would be above 250 mph, and added that the 200 kilowatt-hour battery pack would give it a range of 620 miles on a single charge.

Tesla reveals electric lorry to revolutionise haulage

In his presentation, Musk said the cost of operating an electric tractor-trailer would be $1.26 per mile, compared with $1.51 per mile in a diesel truck.

Tesla this evening unveiled their Semi electric truck, which is "the safest, most comfortable truck ever", equipped with four independent motors.

This is a sign of how the Tesla Semi could make a bigger impact than many might suspect on the trucking industry. The question remains whether the company can keep up with demand for its electric vehicles (Model 3 owners are still waiting to get their cars).

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

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But most of that growth is expected to be for smaller, medium-duty haulers like garbage trucks or delivery vans. They can also be charged overnight. The newest hauler is a mid-size transport vehicle and gets all the bells and whistles you would expect from a semi-truck, while packing in the autonomous driving technology too. Right now, there's little charging infrastructure on global highways. According to Ars Technica, the truck will have an impressive 500 mile range and a maximum load of 80,000, and will go into production in 2019.

Only after talking about the truck's speed did Musk mention its range. Without Tesla's promised fast-charging, even a mid-sized truck would likely require a two-hour stop, cutting into companies' efficiency and profits, says Brian Irwin, managing director of the North American industrial group for the consulting firm Accenture. It faces stiff competition from long-trusted brands like Daimler AG, which unveiled its own semi prototype last month.

"It probably is, based on the specs provided, but this isn't necessarily a slam dunk".

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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