Tesla Semi Truck officially revealed

Tesla reveals electric lorry to revolutionise haulage

A workhorse truck and a new supercar are in the works for Tesla, after founder and CEO Elon Musk introduced his company's latest effort to widen the USA market for electric vehicles Thursday night. Well Tesla has a new one out and it's even quicker than any other Tesla now in the market.

"We have a long history of testing new technology - including alternative-fuel trucks - and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle", the company said to CNBC. And for vehicles, period. Musk called the Roadster "the fastest production vehicle ever made, period".

Elon Musk's company Tesla has revealed its eagerly anticipated heavy goods vehicle and an unexpected sports auto, both of which run on electric power.

"Between the Model 3 rollout, the gigafactory, the Semi and the Roadster (not to mention the upcoming Model Y and pickup, which Tesla also teased at the event), Tesla has its hands full for the next three years", he said. "It's awesome. ... I can drive this thing, and I have no idea how to drive a semi".

The four-seat convertible will also do the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds, which would be another record for a production auto.

Daniel Sparks owns shares of Apple and Tesla.

By Tesla's calculation, the cost per mile for its all-electric Semi would be $1.26, compared with $1.51 for a diesel.

"This beats rail", he added. Musk said it will be able to maintain a speed of 65 miles per hour while going up a 5 percent grade. Musk claims that truckers will be able to charge at their origin or their final destination while they unload their freight, or take a 30-minute break from the road, leave their rig on a Megacharger, and have enough power to drive up to 400 miles.

The truck will have Tesla's Autopilot system, which can maintain a set speed and slow down automatically in traffic. "You will not be waiting for your truck to charge", Musk told the truckers in the audience.

With a full load, the truck can still reach that speed in 20 seconds, according to Musk, much faster than any diesel-powered truck. Drive-train redundancy should also guard against jackknifing and boost the Semi's reliability.

That's not the only guarantee Musk gave: He said the windshield glass will be so sturdy that it's "thermonuclear-explosion-proof". It's unlike anything you will see in a similar segment, and Tesla gets complete points for standing out in design.

"Turns out there was some cargo in the truck", Musk deadpanned. In addition, let's not forget Tesla has already teased the Model Y, a smaller crossover slated to be positioned below the Model X. It's due in 2019, though knowing Tesla, we're not so sure it will actually be launched before 2020.

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