An all new electric battery Tesla Semi Truck is fueled with Class 8 semi-trailer truck model which was uncovered on November 16, 2017 and is good to go for generation in 2019 by Tesla, Inc. The company previously announced that the truck would have a 500 miles (805 km) range on a full charge and with the help of its new batteries it would now be able to run for 400 miles (640 km) after an 80% charge in 30 minutes with the help of a solar-powered "Tesla Megacharger" charging station.
Tesla has announced recently, that it’s all new model electric Semi Truck will have a total speed of 966 kms electric range within a single charge. This could be a major point of revolutionary change in goods transportation. The truck range that was earlier announced in the previous year had a speed of 805 km and now it is updated with 966 kms. Rather than its whooping speed range, the new Tesla semi truck with its whole loading capacity that is 36 tones or 36,000 kg can be able to go through 0-100 within just 20 seconds time.
While comparing with a regular diesel semi truck which happens to be in United States does have a similar sprint, but it takes over 60 seconds. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the Semi truck would come with Tesla Autopilot that will allow semi-autonomous driving all throughout the highway.
Various Highlights Of Tesla Semi Truck Are:
- High Tech Design: Except from long range as well as quick acceleration, the Tesla semi truck will include semi autonomous driving capabilities. Hence becoming the first ever high tech truck.
- Security Facility: It has many advantages like it has the capability to detect jack knifing by determining lockups or any sudden outmost change in direction and applying brakes on wheels so that the possibility of mishap to happen is prevented.
- Charging Time: The Tesla semi truck will also include the capability of quick or fast charging which is very useful for such high tech vehicles. Tesla has decided to upgrade its system and will soon be including a new charging system termed as megachargers. It will be specifically designed for their semi truck customers which will provide them with a charge of almost 650 kms in just 30 minutes time span. Accomplish this; it will likely have an output level over one megawatt. No doubt that these charges will be no different to the currently used Tesla superchargers but the only difference is it will be placed only within very restricted locations which are used only by these trucks.
The new Tesla semi truck is designed in two different variants according to the people’s demand one which will be 966 km range and other with a little lower 483 km range. The one with 966 km range will have a total cost of $1,80,000 which is about Rs 1.20 Crore while the 483 km range variant will have a total price of $1,50,000 or which is about 1 Crore.
In such commercial auto mobile markets, pre- reservations of trucks is slightly uncommon. In the case of Tesla semi truck various US markets which includes supermarkets have already reserved their semi truck variant. The Tesla semi truck is whole set to make its production in 2019.