Tesla Semi Electric Trucks Drive Up To 1,000 Kilometers With Full LoadAugust 20, 2019
Tests of the new truck tractor in real conditions confirmed the declared power reserve. The test driver confirmed that the truck is capable of driving up to 1000 km with a load of 34 tons of various cargo.
Tesla electric trucks were announced back in 2017, and then the head of the company, Elon Musk, announced a range with a full load of up to 500-800 km on a full battery charge. He later announced an increase in travel to 1,000 km. And recent tests have confirmed this.
Electrek managed to communicate with a test driver. Moreover, a mileage of 1,000 km on a full charge is real with a full load of up to 34,000 kg of cargo. If the results are confirmed in real life, this will be a significant breakthrough in the electric transport market. In fact, Tesla Semi will remain without competitors. For example, the electric truck Freightliner eCascadia from Daimler passes only 400 km without recharging.
Serial production of an electric truck was supposed to begin this year. However, the company postponed the start of production to 2020. Moreover, Tesla has already collected a large number of pre-orders from eminent companies, including Coca-Cola.
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