Tesla's Elon Musk Confirms Electric Truck Coming This Year
PALO ALTO, CA – The electric touch of Tesla is coming to the world of supply chain transportation, as CEO Elon Musk has confirmed reports of an electric tractor-trailer coming soon. Musk estimated that the official reveal would break this September.
In true tech fashion, Musk took to Twitter to break the news. Musk marked this fall for the semi truck’s big date, and stated that the Tesla team had “done an amazing job. Seriously next level.”
Talk of a Tesla shipping vehicle first surfaced last year, according to The Verge, when Musk stated in the company’s Q2 report that Tesla would be pursuing a Tesla Semi. Musk indicated that the unit would be unveiled in the middle of this year, making the reveal to come not too far behind the projection.
News source Wired hailed this coming addition to the Tesla lineup, noting that the infrastructure of a tractor-trailer would make a suitable house for the necessary battery packs. Also, the source speculated, this new semi truck could make for a smaller space-saving motor, which would also allow for tidier packaging and increases in traveling efficiencies, though the range of the vehicle will depend on the battery used.
Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 13, 2017
In the same series of Tweets, Elon confirmed to other Twitter users that the company is also planning to unveil a pick-up truck within the next 18-24 months, and that the next sports car will be a convertible.
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