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: Tesla Electric Semi Road Tests on Nevada and California Highways

Tesla Electric Semi Road Tests on Nevada and California Highways

27 Nov

Tesla Semi electric tractor-trailers have been actively accumulating miles on road tests along California and Nevada highways, including runs between the Fremont electric car factory and the northern Nevada Gigafactory in Storey County.

From Wikipedia:

“The Tesla Semi is an all-electric battery-powered Class 8 semi-trailer truck prototype which was unveiled on November 16, 2017 and planned for production in 2019 by Tesla, Inc. The company initially announced that the truck would have a 500 miles (805 km) range on a full charge and with its new batteries it would be able to run for 400 miles (640 km) after an 80% charge in 30 minutes using a solar-powered “Tesla Megacharger” charging station. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the Semi would come standard with Tesla Autopilot that allows semi-autonomous driving on highways.

On November 24, 2017, Musk said that the expected price of regular production versions for the 300 miles (480 km) and 500 miles (805 km) range versions would be US$150,000 and $180,000 respectively. The company also planned to offer a Founder’s Series Semi at $200,000.”

A Tesla enthusiast recently filmed a video of the Tesla Semi hooking up to a trailer at Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo and driving along Highway 101:


NEVA blog posted by Stan Hanel, Outreach Coordinator

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