Tesla hasn’t given out a lot details about its upcoming electrical semi truck, which Elon Musk refers to moderately merely as “Tesla Semi,” however that will not cease enterprising photographers from getting fortunate.
A publish on the r/TeslaMotors subreddit allegedly revealed the aspect of the Tesla Semi. It seems that the truck is both present process testing or product images, primarily based on all the things occurring round it. The unique poster deleted his image, however one other Redditor reposted it, as a result of nothing on the web ever actually disappears.
The image was doubtless taken with a cellphone, so do not count on a lot in the way in which of decision or high quality.
There’s solely the one image, so all you get is the aspect of the cab and a little bit of the entrance finish, which, as one would assume with an electrical truck, lacks any type of huge grille seen on different huge rigs. It seems fairly shut in look to the teaser Elon Musk put out nonetheless way back.
Tesla didn’t instantly return a request for remark, however the automaker declined to remark to The Verge, citing firm coverage concerning hypothesis.
We do not know a lot concerning the Tesla Semi — formally, at the very least. Reuters reported in August that the truck would be capable of drive between 200 and 300 miles on a single cost, which might make it possible for regional deliveries. It isn’t fairly a long-hauler, offered that vary estimate is true.
Tesla is hardly the one firm engaged on an electrical huge rig. Cummins constructed the AEOS, a Class 7 semi truck able to hauling about 22 tons. With 140-kWh of batteries on board, the AEOS has about 100 miles earlier than it wants a recharge, which it will possibly do in about an hour utilizing a 140-kW charger, which is much more highly effective than Tesla’s present Supercharger. Manufacturing is anticipated to happen round 2019.