October 16, 2018

Tesla’s Semi to Debut in September, but Will it Live Up to the Hype?

Leave it to to drop a bombshell just as we’re all getting ready for the weekend. The always provocative CEO took to Twitter last Friday, April 14, to announce plans to introduce the automaker’s first venture into the world of semi- this coming September. The news itself isn’t groundbreaking since Musk already laid out what the company’s intentions were back in July 2016 as part of its mission. But, until late last week, those plans were of the vague persuasion, devoid of any specific timetable.

Well, the timetable has arrived…and it’s literally five months from now.
Not one to be caught saying too much in the way of juicy details, Musk kept the announcement short and sweet, opting only to say that the “team has done an amazing job,” presumably in the development of the semi-truck and that the vehicle itself is “seriously next level.” Those statements aren’t much to go by at this point, but the mere hint that we’re closer to seeing the actual vehicle – even if it’s a prototype – so soon after its announcement is pretty indicative of the company’s intentions in staking its name into the semi truck arena.

At this point, the waiting game now begins on more details surrounding the semi-truck. If Musk’s past comments about the development are anything to go by, expect the Tesla Semi – or whatever name it ends up getting – to “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


Tesla’s Semi to Debut in September, but Will it Live Up to the Hype?

Leave it to to drop a bombshell just as we’re all getting ready for the weekend. The always provocative CEO took to Twitter last Friday, April 14, to announce plans to introduce the automaker’s first venture into the world of semi- this coming September. The news itself isn’t groundbreaking since Musk already laid out what the company’s intentions were back in July 2016 as part of its mission. But, until late last week, those plans were of the vague persuasion, devoid of any specific timetable.

Well, the timetable has arrived…and it’s literally five months from now.
Not one to be caught saying too much in the way of juicy details, Musk kept the announcement short and sweet, opting only to say that the “team has done an amazing job,” presumably in the development of the semi-truck and that the vehicle itself is “seriously next level.” Those statements aren’t much to go by at this point, but the mere hint that we’re closer to seeing the actual vehicle – even if it’s a prototype – so soon after its announcement is pretty indicative of the company’s intentions in staking its name into the semi truck arena.

At this point, the waiting game now begins on more details surrounding the semi-truck. If Musk’s past comments about the development are anything to go by, expect the Tesla Semi – or whatever name it ends up getting – to “deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.”

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


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Tesla’s Semi to Debut in September, but Will it Live Up to the Hype?

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