In BriefAfter months of delays, Tesla is finally unveiling their highly anticipated electric semi truck. With a reported range of 200 to 300 miles on a single charge, the vehicle could represent the future of the trucking industry.
After months of delays, Tesla’s electric semi unveiling is finally happening. CEO Elon Musk promises to “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension” during the live unveiling of the hotly anticipated vehicle, which you can stream below:
According to a report from Reuters, Tesla’s electric semi is expected to have a working range of between 321 and 482 kilometers (200 and 300 miles) on a single charge. Not much else is known about the mysterious vehicle, which was first shown in images shrouded in shadow.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Musk explained what Tesla is trying to accomplish with the new vehicle: “We just thought, ‘What do people want? They want reliability. They want the lowest cost. And they want driver comfort.’ So we reimagined the truck.”
On Twitter, however, Musk took a different, more fantastically tongue-in-cheek approach when describing the truck’s capabilities.
It can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte pic.twitter.com/8h9vvWu4f5
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2017
The advent of the electric semi has the potential to significantly disrupt the commercial trucking industry.
Not only could the truck cut costs for long-haul operators, it could also greatly benefit the environment since heavy duty trucks generate an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions even though they only account for about 5 percent of vehicles on the road.
Now that day of Tesla’s electric semi unveiling is finally here, the world no longer has speculate as to just how disruptive Musk’s newest vehicle could be. We can see for ourselves.