Tesla announced the debut of the new Tesla Semi electric truckMarch 16, 2021
Tesla has released a video showing an all-electric Semi prototype being tested at the company’s proving ground.
The electric car maker first introduced the Semi to the world in November 2017, and although it was originally planned that deliveries of the new product would begin in 2019, the release of the truck was repeatedly postponed and the company’s new plans set a date for the end of this year.
The clip shows Semi testing on a sloped section of Tesla’s test track, but the truck is not towing a trailer. As you would expect, it is very quiet compared to a conventional diesel truck and promises to offer much better performance.
During the world debut of the prototype, Elon Musk claimed that the Tesla Semi would have a range of 804 km when towing loads weighing up to 36,387 kg. He added that it will be able to accelerate to 96 km / h in 20 seconds at full load and overcome 5 percent inclines with a stable speed of 105 km / h, while similar diesel counterparts do it at a speed of 72 km / h. Then, in early 2020, Musk announced that the Semi’s range would actually be 965 km.
The EV industry has made significant headway in recent years, so it’s reasonable to assume some improvements will be made to the Semi before it goes into production. In fact, Electrek claims that the prototype in this video uses new 4680 rechargeable batteries, which promise to increase the range.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews already wrote that Tesla opened three vacancies at its enterprise in Nevada, which was entrusted with the production of electric trucks. The brand is looking for process engineers. They have to bring to mind all production methods for the Semi project: from optimizing the operation of the conveyor to testing and quality control.
The company also needs a quality engineer to work at the Gigafactory 1. He will monitor the quality of the auto components that are required for the production of Semi.
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