Tesla’s Impressive Feat! Semi Trucks Run 500-Mile on a One-Time charge
Tesla’s impressive feat! Tesla delivers its first Semi electric truck with impressive performance
Tesla’s impressive feat! Tesla has presented a timelapse video of one of its first electric Semi trucks which can cover a distance of 500 miles while carrying 82,000 pounds, the equivalent of a full load, on a single charge. Tesla’s electric Semi trucks will soon appear a leader in this market.
It is seriously Tesla’s impressive feat, suggesting the Elon Musk-led company could have a big win on its hands after the trucks hit this competitive market. But till now it is not clear how many trucks Tesla will be able to produce, or how much it costs — but one thing is very clear fully loaded Tesla Semi trucks covering serious distances on a single charge could prove to be revolutionary for the trucking industry. Tesla delivered its first Semi truck to PepsiCo on Thursday, five years after Musk showed off the vehicle to the public and three years after it was meant to roll off the lot for the first time.
“If you are a truck driver and you want the worst-ass rig on the road, this is it,” Musk commented at Thursday’s celebratory Tesla Semi Delivery Event. He continued to say “We completed our first cargo run with a very enormous amount of [PepsiCo’s] Frito-Lays.”
According to Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s claim, its massive batteries are charging super-fast. It could be recharged up to 70 percent in just half an hour, a figure that has yet to be confirmed by a third party. A 500-mile range is something many once thought impossible. Back in 2020, tech titan and fellow billionaire Bill Gates argued in a blog post that the Semi would “probably never” work since batteries are too heavy. The trucks, which were first unveiled in concept form back in 2017, were supposed to go into production in 2019 but were delayed because of a variety of reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic and a global parts shortage. Representatives from PepsiCo, which reserved 100 Semis shortly after its reveal, were on hand to receive the first batch of trucks.
Tesla says the Semi is powered by four independent motors on the rear axles, can accelerate 0-60mph in 20 seconds, and has a battery range of up to 500 miles.
Prices may start at US0,000, and there have been a number of orders from businesses like Walmart and FedEx in the low-dozens range.
Standing on a stage flanked by four Tesla Semis, Musk spoke about the need to reduce the number of carbon emissions produced by the shipment of goods across the planet. “It looks sick,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on stage at the event.
“You want to drive that? I mean, that thing looks like it came from the future.” Musk later referred to the Semi as “a beast.