Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla’s Electric Semi

Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company’s first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered.

Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle’s design was definitely what got the most attention.

The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached.

The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.

The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The driver position is placed in the center of the vehicle, instead of on the left side. This helps provide greater visibility to the driver, Musk said. The cabin is also spacious enough for the driver to stand.

Tesla will begin production of the vehicle in 2019. The company is currently taking reservations for the semi, but a deposit will set buyers back $5,000.

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Comments

Alex Vazquez says:

Ugliest shit ive ever seen . I wouldnt trade a pete for this bullshit.

Christian Stanley says:

FUTUREEE FUUUTUREEEEE

captain gaylord says:

Who’s here from Jake Paul?

Karl W God says:

There is no way this truck will be as efficient and reliable as a diesel truck lol.

Prynce says:

I cant stand listening to him…

Wizard Jack says:

doesnt look comfortable

Jerry Hadwell says:

This presentation has the drag coefficient of the Empire State Building…

Ryan Diaz says:

3,000th comment

brett sharog says:

I’m a trucker and all that technology means nothing if can’t still bang hookers in the back

Robert Blackford says:

Um, load this truck with 80,000 pounds and drive it through the mountains in 10 degree weather and see how many miles it travels. Lol.
Elon won’t tell you that EV batteries lose 40-50% of their efficiency at 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

TheGrey Tiger says:

The Future is here

blah blah says:

Getting some real Tony Stark vibes at the beginning.

km bismark says:

Con..DeLorean mk 2. Looking for money but nothing coming of the production line.. This truck is fake.

Alconez Gaming says:

Musk is bad presentator. But a genius and good entrepreneur

brett sharog says:

This guy is retarded

Iron Port says:

… What In The Fuck?

siroja sirojenko says:

This looks like North Korean party gathering and the crowd are cheering and clapping to every thing Kim Jon Musk said. 80k lb is gross weight so if truck weght is too heavy=less cargo, Price too high vs 125k dollar plus diesel.

Sixa says:

Elon Musk is literally that billionaire in every futuristic movie ever thats just bringing out these insane revolutionary ideas constantly

Nebulized Narcosis says:

Tesla would be proud!

Codi Bluezony says:

How shit! Cant drive far and costs over a million. Who would want that? And America still only uses nuclear so its not even environmentally friendly.

Faraz Jafari says:

This video had very dull audience

Oscar Jacobo says:

that stutter tho

nuclearthreat545 says:

the fucking music

Kora Roberta Katz Vakil says:

This trucking idiot gets it. We take out our truck to the middle of nowhere, with a load, and then drive it back. For no reason. Tesla truck wtf an electric truck that is actually better. Its big. Really big.

Everything For Everyone says:

That’s a lot of taxi and truck driver going into mega poverty… good for Tesla, don’t see the good for families, to be really honest.
Let’s not forget about car mechanics, what about them? They won’t have cars to fix when everything is running on a fucking battery.

All my life, I have been on the cutting edge of technology, but I’m not keen on technology that make humans this redundant. This is the stop I get off at. Without work, society will begin to rot mentally… I can see a lot of opoid use increase coming.

waifurixxen says:

That semi is sexy as fuck. Not to mention autopilot that’s heaven for the driver..

Tejas Kumar says:

He needs to take some public speaking lessons! But only optional.

Ash Doodge says:

Everyone allways says 80, 000 lbs.
What about permitted loads 100,000 lbs. Also need to get it up to 700 miles a day I average 580 myself.
All that said, I would like to race!
I know that I would win due to the limitations. Also the truck I drive is only down about 8 hours a week.
Your truck can only work with one driver, hope they are super cheap.

Patrick S. says:

just saying but we saw and still see stuff like those trucks at the IAA Frankfurt in germany for the like, last 8 years until now? Fully electronic and a lot are being tested without drivers by a lot of big german companies???^^ ” promised the company’s first electric” nice wording xD old news in germany xD i guess something new in the US?? He makes it sound like it.

Robert Butler says:

On the high way trucks are only allowed to drive 55 mph in most states

jonnenne says:

Elon is many great things but a great speaker is not one of them.

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