The 5-year wait coupled with the great expectation of the trucking industry regarding the Tesla truck has come to an end. At an event held at the Semi Tesla factory in Nevada, the first delivery of the 100 Semi Tesla vehicles ordered since 2017 by Pepsico was made.
At the big event, which was broadcast online, it was possible to see Elon Musk`s futuristic and 100% electric truck. According to a video presented during the ceremony, where the truck made a trip from Fremont to San Diego, they were able to demonstrate its range of 800 km.
According to the head of the Product Development team, Dan Priestley, the video demonstrates a real situation, there was no simulation. The vehicle actually made a journey of 800 km dealing with traffic and carrying a load of almost 37 tons. The truck started its journey with 97% charge and finished it with 4%.
During his presentation, Elon Musk highlighted the application of the company`s policy on taking advantage of components, since the truck shares parts with the other company vehicles. This is Musk`s objective, to create a standard and thus reduce production costs.
The Semi Tesla is equipped with the same information and entertainment system as other vehicles of the brand, as well as its air conditioning. The engines are the same as the Model S and also the Model X Plaid.
According to the company, the recently launched vehicle supports slopes of up to 6 degrees even when it is carrying its maximum load limit, 37 tons. And they demonstrated it with another very significant video, of a Semi Tesla loaded with concrete walls passing another truck on a road with a considerable slope.
Some of the official specifications for the fully loaded Tesla Semi with a gross combined weight of 82,000 lbs:
- Mile Range- Approximately 300 or 500 miles
- 0-60 mph speed – In 20 seconds
- Power Train - 3 independent motors on rear axles
- Energy Consumption - Less than 2 kWh per mile
- Fast Charge - Up to 70 % range in 30 minutes
- Fuel savings -Up to $200,000 in 3 years
Please visit the official website for more information about Tesla Semi: https://www.tesla.com/semi