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Tesla Delivers First Set of Electric Semi Trucks

Tesla, the American multinational automotive and clean energy company, on the 1st of December 2022, delivered its first set of Tesla electric Semi trucks. The trucks were unveiled at an event held at the company’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada.

The trucks, which are said to be three years late, were initially revealed in 2017, with production slated for 2019. However, it was delayed due to factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and a global shortage of automobile parts. Despite the delay, PepsiCo, the company that made the first reservation for 100 Semi trucks, will be the first company to get the first batch.

According to Tesla, the Semi has a battery range that can go up to 500 miles, four independent motors on the rear axles, and an accelerator that can increase speed from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds. The prices for the vehicle start from $150,000, with orders already expected from companies such as Walmart and FedEx.

Also, while unveiling the vehicles, Elon Musk, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Tesla, addressed the audience on the importance of reducing carbon emissions in the world and the features of the new Tesla product.

He said, “It looks sick. You want to drive that. I mean, that thing looks like it came from the future.”

Source: E-Vehicle Info


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Features of the newly unveiled Tesla Electric Semi Trucks

Source: InsideEvs

According to the wealthiest man in the world, apart from being electric semi trucks, the vehicles also have features that make them the most efficient, desirable, and drivable trucks. He said that the trucks have new 1,000-volt powertrain architecture. The Tesla page also tweeted that the “Semi has a tri-motor system & carbon-sleeved rotors just like Plaid. 1 unit for efficiency, and two acceleration units for torque.”

According to the techpreneur, the semi trucks also have traction control to prevent jackknifing, regenerative braking for increased battery efficiency, and an automatic clutch for seamless highway driving. He said, “It’s a step-change in technology in so many ways.”

Musk revealed on his Twitter handle that one of Tesla’s battery-powered class 8 semi-trucks completed a 500-mile trip fully loaded with 81,000 pounds of cargo to show the efficiency of the vehicles. According to Musk, the trip from Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, to San Diego at the southern tip of the state was completed without needing to recharge the battery.


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