A semi electric truck will be unveiled by Tesla on November 16. This news is confirmed as the company has sent out the press invites via email to the media. The press invites feature a big full-size image of the Tesla truck which one cannot identify clearly as it is mostly clad in shadow. But the iconic headlights of the truck were previously released by the company in a previous teaser.
The unveiling of the semi truck has been pushed back twice by the company. Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of Tesla had shared a post on Twitter earlier this month that cited the reason behind this delay. In the post, he said that as Tesla devoted time to address Model 3 production issues and increase battery production to support Puerto Rico hurricane impact relief campaign, the showcase event was pushed to November.
Even though the launch event of the Tesla semi electric truck is just over a week away, we still don’t know much about the truck other than the fact that it will most probably have a range of 321 to 483 kilometres.
One analyst predicts that the Tesla’s semi electric truck would be the biggest catalyst in the trucking industry in decades. It can be noted that the Tesla’s semi electric truck would be cheaper to operate by about 70 per cent when compared with the present long-haul trucks.
Besides this, the truck would also be much better for the environment. The long-haul trucks emit for about 20 per cent greenhouse gas in the transportation industry. Tesla is not the only company to come up with such a technology. In October, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler had unveiled own version of an electric semi truck.
But now with the launch event just a few days away held just outside of LA, in Hawthorne, we will not have to wait for long to learn more about the Tesla semi electric truck.