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Tesla Unveils Plan for Electric Trucks, New Roadster

Posted November 17, 2017

Under Logistics & Supply Chain Issues


(Associated Press)

After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs - and, more recently, solar panels - Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design centre in Hawthorne, California.

CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable of travelling 804 kilometres on an electric charge – even with a full 36,287-kilogram load – and will cost less than a diesel semi considering fuel savings, lower maintenance and other factors. Musk said customers can put down a $5,000 deposit for the semi now and production will begin in 2019.

“We’re confident that this is a product that’s better in every way from a feature standpoint,” Musk told a crowd of Tesla fans gathered for the unveiling. Musk didn’t reveal the semi’s price. Click here to read more.

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