Tesla Semi truck line up future of freight industry

Tesla Semi truck took its first debut last week where Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk said the companies that still operate the traditional vehicles would be hit hard. Musk loudly says anyone who drives a petrol vehicle is the same as driving a steam engine.

The futuristic design electric truck drove about 300 to 500 miles from a single battery charge. The truck has a drag coefficient of 0.36 or unprecedented on a truck and even beats some modern passenger cars.

Tinuku Tesla Semi truck line up future of freight industry

Musk confirms the propulsion is equipped with 4 independent electric motors on the rear axle allowing torque to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds with a full load where the truck generally takes no load of about 5 seconds to reach the same speed.

"We want to show you an electric truck will hit all diesel. If you're competing, Tesla Semi will push diesel out of the track. You drive it like a sports car," Musk said in April.



Acceleration 0-60 mph with 80k lbs: 20 sec
Speed up a 5% Grade: 65 mph
Mile Range: 300 or 500 miles
Powertrain: 4 Independent Motors on Rear Axles
Energy Consumption: Less than 2 kWh/mile
Fuel Savings: $200,000+

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