Tesla began to presentation by rolling out two trucks on stage. it’s looks are clean and seamless, as one would expect from Tesla. the first thing we noticed was its central driving position, which musk says helped visibility. Tesla used the acronym vamp to describe the performance. Tesla claimed 0-60 and 5.0 seconds, even with the trailer. at max gross weight of 80,000 pounds it does the 0-60 sprint in 20 seconds it can do 65 miles per hour up a five percent grade at that way, compared to about 45 miles per hour for a diesel rig.
the Tesla semi has a range of about 500 miles on a charge musk said 80% of all trucking routes are less than 250 miles meaning the truck can make it to its destination and back on a single charge. Tesla is planning they got Carter’s, DC charging stations along common routes and at origin and destination points that can provide 400 miles of range in 30 minutes.
Tesla truck promises that it’s truck will save operator’s money. particularly in fuel and maintenance costs. a diesel truck is 20% more expensive per mile, must said. Tesla claims owners can expect to gain $200,000 or more in savings over a million miles based on fuel costs alone. the truck can predict when it needs maintenance and can inform operators ahead of time, which will help decrease downtime. regenerative braking recuperates energy and reduces brake wear.
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