Tesla unveiled on Twitter a video of its 100% electric truck, on which it is discovered undergoing testing on a circuit in the United States.
If the Tesla Cybertruck pickup is talking about it a lot, a future model of the Californian manufacturer is much more discreet: the Tesla Semi is a 100% electric semi-trailer which was unveiled in the fall of 2017, and since then, several large American companies like Walmart have already pre-ordered it in order to complete their fleets of freight vehicles.
Tesla Semi (2021): up to 800 km of autonomy
Tesla has unveiled on his Twitter account a short video where we discover the Tesla Semi during testing on a circuit, at a moderate pace. While this is of course not his favorite terrain, such an exercise allows Tesla to test the dynamic behavior of his new semi-trailer, which unsurprisingly seems very quiet, even though we can clearly hear the whistling of his four electric motors.
Elon Musk’s company hasn’t disclosed much technical information about the Tesla Semi, but we already know that it can go from 0 to 96 km / h (60 mph) in 5 seconds when empty, or in 20 seconds when towing a 36 tonne trailer.
Thanks to its batteries with a capacity of 500 kWh, made up of new Tesla “4680” cells, its announced consumption is less than 1.25 kWh / km, for a range from 480 to 800 km depending on the version. The advertised price is respectively 150,000 and 180,000 dollars, or the equivalent of approximately 126,200 to 151,500 euros as of this writing.
According to the latest rumors, Tesla is expected to start production of the Semi by the month of May 2021, with an expected production rate of 100 copies per week.
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