Tesla Semi is the world’s first class-8 semi-truck that has reached the production stage. Due to its 3 powerful motors and a large battery pack, the Tesla Semi’s acceleration far exceeds that of a combustion engine semi.
A new video of the Tesla Semi truck has recently surfaced on Twitter that shows its insane acceleration on a somewhat steep road. This video was recorded by a Tesla enthusiast in Silver Springs, Nevada.
The interesting thing about this powerful off-the-line sprint of the Tesla Semi is that it has the trailer attached. However, there is no confirmation that the trailer was loaded or not — from the looks of it, it seems loaded.
Tesla claims that the 500-mile range larger battery version Tesla Semi can go from 0-60 mph in just 20 seconds with a full load of 82k lbs gross combination weight. The electric torque instantly delivered from the motors to the wheels is the major factory in this type of performance from even a large truck.
With a Tesla signature steering wheel and dual screens in its cabin, the drivers will not feel as if they’re driving a large semi, but rather an experience of driving a high-tech sports car.
Tesla Semi production has been getting delayed for at least 2 years now. Musk first said it would start in Q4 2020 but due to the pandemic situation and supply chain issues, Tesla Semi production has been delayed to Q4 2022.
PepsiCo is Tesla’s lucky corporate customer that is scheduled to get the first-production of Tesla Semi trucks starting December 2022.
The electric automaker is producing Tesla Semi at its Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada and has also built the first Megacharger network for testing and validation at the production site.
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*Article corrected for location from Florida to Nevada.
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