Orders of Tesla's Semi Truck
Tesla launched two new electric vehicles on the 16th of November: the Semi Truck and Roadster 2.0 in Hawthorne, California.
The Semi Truck can go from zero-60mph in just five seconds and, even with a max load of 80,000lbs it can accelerate to 60mph in just 20 seconds. The electric truck can also travel up a five per cent gradient with a max load at 65 mph, compared to a diesel truck that can travel 45mph. The new lorry will have a decent 500 miles of range at maximum weight at 60mph.
" The truck runs on solar power and will be plugged into the new "Mega Charger" network. "
The truck runs on solar power and will be plugged into the new "Mega Charger" network. It has no gears and the driver sits centrally, making the driving experience significantly smoother. There is also an autopilot, which will assist with braking and lane keeping. It will cost $5000 for a reservation and production will begin in 2019.
In fact, two transport companies, Deutsche Post AG and Fortigo Freight Services announced they had reserved a limited amount of trucks.
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