The Semi, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck, is said to be exceptionally powerful. The range appears to be as excellent as the carmaker had planned. According to reports, the truck has been tested in a whole trip with a full load.
When it unveiled its first electric vehicle, the Semi, in 2017, Tesla had already committed to a range of about 800 kilometers. Elon Musk, the CEO of the American manufacturer, provided some encouraging news regarding the durability of its semi truck tractor. Just a few weeks before its scheduled introduction.
“The Tesla team just completed a 500 mile (805 km) trip with a Tesla Semi weighing 81,000 lbs (36741 kg)!”, tweeted Twitter’s new leader. Therefore, it would appear that the electric vehicle meets or exceeds both Tesla’s and, by extension, its customers’ expectations. Numerous big companies, including Walmart, UPS, PepsiCo, DHL, and FedEx, have already placed orders for dozens of units.
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Tesla Semi Truck looks promising
The Tesla Semi could be his favorite Tesla vehicle, said Martin Viecha, the company‘s manager of investor relations, a few days ago. “The majority of the investors I speak with. Including the main shareholders, didn’t think it was feasible to produce a fully loaded, 800km Class 8 truck”, he claimed.
For a long haul commercial truck trailer, a range of 800 kilometers with a full load between charges looks like a perfect compromise. As that’s roughly 8 hours of driving, after which a break is required. Drivers will then need to visit the charging stations that are available for this purpose. Additionally, we remember that eventually, these could consume as much as a small town.
Therefore, it is possible that Tesla has surpassed expectations with its electric truck. Which will be on the road by the end of 2022. In fact, PepsiCo should receive its order for a Tesla Semi on December 1. A select group of retail investors will be present in the event, which will take place at the Gigafactory Nevada.