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Tesla will unveil all-electric semi truck on October 26

  • Musk tweeted the news, but stated that the date was ‘tentative’
  • The truck is expected to be a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle
  • Originally, Musk suggested that the truck would be unveiled this month  

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has revealed that the firm will unveil its all-electric semi truck on October 26. 

The truck is expected to be a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle that can travel up to 300 miles on a single charge.

It will be revealed almost a month later than Musk originally suggested, and even now the Tesla CEO emphasises that the date is ‘tentative.’

 

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has revealed that the firm will unveil its all-electric semi truck on October 26

THE ALL-ELECTRIC SEMI-TRUCK 

The entrepreneur has tantalized the trucking industry with the prospect of a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle. 

Tesla hopes that such a vehicle could compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel.

 Tesla’s electric big-rig truck could have a working range of 200 to 300 miles to compete with more conventional diesels.

Musk tweeted: ‘Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawthorne. 

‘Worth seeing this beast in person. It’s unreal.’ 

The entrepreneur has tantalized the trucking industry with the prospect of a battery-powered heavy-duty vehicle. 

Tesla hopes that such a vehicle could compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel.

Tesla’s plans for new electric vehicles including a commercial truck called the Tesla Semi were announced last year. 

And in April, Musk said the release of the semi-truck was set for September.

Tesla has been making strides in self-driving technology and implementing it in an electric truck could potentially move it forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport, also being pursued by Uber and Waymo.

Tesla hopes that such its vehicle could compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel

Tesla hopes that such its vehicle could compete with conventional diesels, which can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single tank of fuel

In August, it was discovered that Tesla was developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that could drive itself and move in ‘platoons’ that followed a lead vehicle, according to an email discussion of potential road tests between the car company and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

Tesla’s electric big-rig truck could have a working range of 200 to 300 miles to compete with more conventional diesels. 

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