Tesla Semi will have a competitor

Tesla Semi will have a competitor

December 14, 2017 0 By autotimesnews

The American startup presented its prototype of an electric truck.

Thor Trucks, founded by a 25-year-old real estate seller and based in Los Angeles, presented an electric truck that could compete with the Tesla model. The carrying capacity of the novelty will be 36 tons, and the power reserve – up to 480 kilometers.

The truck Thor ET-One is based on the modernized Navistar truck chassis. New received reinforced bridges Dana and electric motors of the Canadian company TM4, whose power, depending on the version is equal to 300 – 700 hp.

The proposed price tag for the base version of ET-One with a power reserve of up to 160 km will be $ 150,000, the top option with a power reserve of up to 480 km is $ 250,000. The truck is expected to enter the market by 2019.

The company Thor Trucks was founded by two businessmen – Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni. By the way, both for 25 years. The guys do not have the engineering skills, so for the development they attracted outside specialists – former employees of Navistar, BYD and Faraday Future.

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