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Tesla unveils new electric truck, and revives its Roadster
18 November 2017, 12:52 | Shelley Chandler
Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi
Elon Musk is challenging diesel vehicles with the new Tesla semi-truck.
Here are the stats that Musk used to back up his claim: It'll go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds, and from zero to 100 in 4.2 seconds.
The Tesla Semi truck going into production in 2019 will boast 500 miles of range, while the Roadster, available a year later, will be the fastest production vehicle ever made, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
According to TechCrunch, it's a two by two four-seater and will be available in 2020 starting at $200,000, with 1000 Founder's Series models being sold retailing at $250,000 each. He said it should have a maximum range of 500 miles, and could be charged up for another 400 miles in 30 minutes using Tesla's yet-to-be-deployed, solar-powered Megacharger stations. Using four separate electric motors, the Semi will go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in five seconds, compared with 15 seconds in a diesel cab, Musk said.
The young market for electric cargo trucks is mostly focused on medium duty, rather than the heavy big rig market Tesla is after.
The retailer will pilot the Tesla Semi across both USA and Canada, the company says.
Some analysts fear the trucks will be an expensive distraction for the company, which has never posted an annual profit and is in self-described "manufacturing hell" related to the $35,000 Model 3 saloon.
"It can transform into a robot, fight aliens and make one hell of a latte", he added on Wednesday, posting a picture of a backlit, shadowed Semi with trapezoidal blue headlights.
Tesla says if there is a crash and the auto doesn't hear from you, it will automatically call emergency responders.
Safety is paramount in the design of the Tesla Semi, with a statement from the company claiming that "jackknifing is prevented due to the Semi's onboard sensors that detect instability and react with positive or negative torque to each wheel while independently actuating all brakes".
Mr Musk said several Tesla lorries will be able to travel in a convoy, autonomously following each other.
The semi's drive systems are guaranteed to last for 1 million miles, Tesla said. "These are business people, not fans, and they will need convinced that this truck is better for their balance sheet than existing technology". Well Tesla has a new one out and it's even quicker than any other Tesla now in the market. "So far, that final element has eluded Tesla Motors, which makes it hard to see these vehicles as more than "what if" concept cars". Inside the truck's cabin - tall enough for a driver to stand upright - there are two large touchscreen interfaces. "A more appropriate target for the electric-vehicle maker would be the short-haul, or so-called last-mile delivery, which would benefit from regenerative braking, low noise and emission-free EV motoring".
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