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Video: Tesla Semi Truck Prototype Features Quiet Ride

Companies are already pre-ordering their trucks — in December, Elon Musk tweeted a thank you message at UPS, who ordered 125 semis, the largest public pre-order to date.

Tue January 23, 2018 - National Edition
Emily Buenzle - CEG Web Editor


The all-black prototype's features include full-size mirrors and one large windshield wiper.
The all-black prototype's features include full-size mirrors and one large windshield wiper.

New video footage shows Tesla's new semi truck prototype on a test drive in Sunnyvale-California. The video, which was uploaded on YouTube by Brandon Camargo, reveals a Tesla tractor driving at a fairly fast clip, Forbes reported.

The all-black prototype's features include full-size mirrors and one large windshield wiper. But one key element that is missing is the tell-tale truck noise: The Tesla semi is extraordinarily quiet, Forbes reported.

Some additional specs:

  • Tesla semis will have a range of 300 to 500 miles, depending on the size of the battery pack.
  • The four-motor powertrain performance goes from 0 to 60 mph. in 20 seconds with up to 80,000 lbs. of cargo.
  • The 300-mi. model will cost $150,000, and the 500-mi. model will cost $180,000.
  • Companies are already pre-ordering their trucks — in December, Elon Musk tweeted a thank you message at UPS, who ordered 125 semis, the largest public pre-order to date.