Tesla Releases Video With Semi Pulling A Trailer To Santa Rosa

As the initial production date for the Tesla Semi is fast approaching, more sightings of the electric truck emerge.

The latest video was released by the California-based automaker on Twitter, and shows the Semi on the road to Santa Rosa while pulling a large trailer.

Despite looking like a CGI, the video is very real, as Tesla themselves confirmed, which want to revolutionize the trucking business with the zero-emission Semi.

The initial specs announced by the company could indeed help them do so, as the base model boasts a range of 300 miles (480 km) and the more expensive version ups that to 500 miles (800 km).

Also Read: Truck Drivers Apparently Don’t Care About The Tesla Semi’s Performance

Elon Musk recently came forward and added another 100 miles (161km) to the latter’s range, announcing that it can travel for almost 600 miles (966 km) between charges. The brand’s founder thus responded to a statement made by Daimler’s chief of the truck division, Martin Daum, who said the Semi “defies the laws of physics and is passing us by if true”.

It remains to be seen whether the electric truck is indeed “defying the laws of physics”, but in the meantime, development is far from being completed. The first units should hit the assembly lines in 2019, although given Tesla’s history with new launches, we would take that with a grain of salt.

 

  • Puddingpopper

    That trailer tho

    • João Coelho 🇵🇹

      What’s wrong?

      • Puddingpopper

        The 80s called, they want their “high” tech back

        • João Coelho 🇵🇹

          Whay woul’d you change the trailer when it works fine?

          • Puddingpopper

            I mean c’mon no aero bits

        • Status

          The 80’s is where we get all of today’s high tech.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONKi2S6YBSU

          • Puddingpopper

            Hahaha so much yes!

        • Blue Gum

          They will sell more trucks if they are compatible with older trailers.

          • Puddingpopper

            Current trailers come with aero dynamics, this has none, nor does it have a clever Tesla aero system, bolt ons shouldn’t affect compatibility.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    Ok?

  • BlackPegasus

    Tesla has been very selective in what video it allows to be posted online regarding this Semi. Amateur videos posted on most platforms are immediately flagged by Tesla. I’m a Tesla fan but I don’t like the tightly controlled methods they employ.

    • Flagged? What do you mean by that? There are plenty of video on Youtube, they don’t have any means to censorship them.

  • Jason Miller

    Surprised the trailer isn’t showcasing the usual aero tricks like the panels underneath and the wings off the back.

  • Trades46

    Well, they have to generate some hype for the upcoming Q2 & stop that TSLA price slide.

  • ejd1984

    Is the trailer empty, or fully loaded to properly test the truck?

    Or is this just a PR video?

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