It’s literally big, as the new semi will compete with classic Class 8 diesels, while the full introduction is expected this September, because of course the summer is reserved for the Model 3.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was recently in Vancouver for a TED talk, and we already saw the Boring Company’s plans for delivering underground urban transportation – but of course he also had time for some Tesla detailing. We all know the company is focused on the introduction of the production version of the Model 3, but Musk decided to tease us to an even larger – as in the actual size is way off – reveal, the first image of the Tesla Semi Truck. “With the Tesla semi we want to show that an electric truck can out torque any diesel semi,” commented the visionary entrepreneur. But the September reveal is also keen on showing the truck will surge past any diesel, in terms of range as well.
And because we go used to Tesla cars being in the supercar league, the Semi-Truck will be no different: “This will be a very spry truck. You can drive this around like a sports car.” According to media reports, Tesla has enlisted Jerome Guillen for the development of the truck, after he previously worked for Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz large commercial vehicles – and we may remember that Mercedes will have soon on sale the Urban eTruck, a commercial vehicle for use in the city.