Tesla announcing the future for trucks

Submitted by Robbie Pyckhout on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:47


During the introduction of Tesla's electric trailers, there was another interesting product that showed up on the screen. They call it the'Tesla Semi Truck'. A lot of attention has gone to those Semi trucks as Walmart already announced to preorder 15 of these. We suspect that the deal was already closed before the big unveiling of the truck. "We have a long history of testing new technology - including alternative-fuel trucks - and we are excited to be among the first to pilot this new heavy-duty electric vehicle", they said in their official statement.

As this news spreads, this could lead to more potential clients for Tesla, paving the way to another success in the transport sector in terms of sustainable energy. “We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our long-term sustainability goals, such as lowering emissions,” was added to the statement by Walmart's spokesperson.
While it could help big companies with their sustainability goals, Elon Musk also claims that the vehicles could save companes ip to thousands of dollars with the Tesla Semi being 25 cents cheaper per driven mile in comparison to a diesel truck. With some easy calculation that would mean that the Tesla Semi could save a company like Walmart around $25,000 each year based on the average of 100,000 driven miles. Another interesting spec is that a fully loaded truck could carry on for 500 miles at highway speeds. To give his statement another boost he mentioned that the truck has a drag coefficent of 0.36, which means that it's more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Chiron.


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This is extraordinary news, but something we'll still have to wait for as it's set to go into production in 2019. While it's still some years away from driving on our highways, along with Walmart, J.B. Hunt Transport Services also announced reserving several Tesla trucks with the following statement, "We believe electric trucks will be most beneficial on local and dray routes, and we look forward to utilizing this new, sustainable technology," John Roberts, president and CEO. After this announcement was made public, Tesla's shares went up 4.5 percent.

Stay tuned for more information!




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