Tesla is getting ready to unveil its new all-electric semi-truck. The CEO of the company, Elon Musk, announced on Twitter. The company proclaims it to be the next level of all-electric semi-trucks. Initially, the unveiling was planned for September, but now it is delayed to October 26th next month.
Elon Musk on the All-Electric Semi-Truck
Elon Musk is very excited about the launch of this new semi-autonomous vehicle. On his Twitter, he stated that the new all-electric semi-truck would have its test ride on October 26th. Furthermore, he also termed the new vehicle as unreal.
All-Electric Semi-Truck an Alternative
Electric vehicles are already becoming popular because of their low carbon footprint. Many countries are working on reducing the number of petrol and diesel cars. Some of the big names in the automotive industry are working on new electric vehicles include Google, Tesla, Uber, Toyota, BMW, Volvo, Nissan, Ford, and General Motors.
Tesla wants to offer an alternative to diesel-powered trucks. It is part of the Master Plan, Part Deux, that Elon Musk shared last year. The plan aims for Tesla to create a broad sustainable energy ecosystem. This ecosystem will introduce different types of electricity driven vehicles including high-density passenger vehicles, pickups, pickups, and semi-trucks. All these vehicles, as per the plan, would be powered by company’s integrated solar & battery systems.
Besides the reduction in carbon footprint, the all-electric semi-truck fits into the larger Tesla plan for the transport industry. The project aims to help the transportation companies reduce their carriage costs. The company also intends to make the transportation safer and fun to operate.
Environmental Regulations and All-Electric Semi-Truck
Tesla knows the increase in the environmental regulations to curb carbon emissions. Therefore, the company projects a higher demand for these trucks to comply with these emission regulations. However, it will take some real work to make these all-electric giant trucks road worthy and commercially viable. These trucks will have to carry large batteries, resulting in wastage of valuable cargo space. A problem which Tesla would have to work around to overcome.
Elon Musk as so far shared only one image of the all-electric semi-truck. He calls the new semi-autonomous vehicle “Spry.” Spry means something that moves quickly and lightly.
Some recent media reports suggest that the company aims its vehicles to travel 200 to 300 miles on a single battery charge. Otherwise, it would be difficult for the company to attract the large transportation businesses looking for viable alternative means of transporting goods