Tesla’s new semi-truck isn’t just for looks, as it can haul up to 80,000 pounds, and can do 0 to 60 mph in just 5.0-seconds, thanks to four independent electric motors that draw power from a battery bank in the base of the vehicle, generating a combined output of 1000 hp. All of this technology is packed into a Class 8 semi-truck with a drag coefficient lower than a Bugatti Chiron with a 6.5-foot cab that you can actually stand in. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“The range of 500 miles (804 km) was also a surprise, as was the charging rate. Musk claims that the vehicle will give you 400 miles of range after 30 minutes of charging via one of Tesla’s new Megachargers. Thirty minutes might seem like a long time, but Musk points out that topping up a diesel truck takes about 15 minutes anyway, and that drivers will usually need to stop for about 30 minutes when loading and unloading the vehicle,” reports First Post.