Tesla has been putting the Semi truck through its paces. A new video last week showed the all-electric vehicle put through its paces en route to San Francisco, the latest in a series of appearances ahead of Teslaâ€™s planned release of the truck in the next year.
YouTube user â€śStevenMConroyâ€ť spotted the truck at the Madonna Inn supercharging station on November 2. The five-minute video shows the truck pulling in and parking, but notably at the one-and-a-half minute mark the users open up a cabin to the rear, speculated by XAutoWorkd as a potential sleeper cabin. The truck pulls away soon after, carrying a trailer on the rear, with an incredibly quiet whisk away. The truck, which CEO Elon Musk previously described as handling â€ślike a sports car,â€ť has an acceleration time of 0 to 60 mph in just 20 seconds with 80,000 pounds of cargo.
A prototype has gradually made its way across the United States with no support. The truck has still relied on what Musk tongue-in-cheek claimed is a 1,000-foot extension cord to travel long distances. The final version is set to travel either 300 or 500 miles on a single charge depending on the chosen model, with â€śmegachargersâ€ť placed every 400 miles providing solar-generated electricity.
The Tesla Semi is set to use power in an efficient manner. It has four independent motors on its rear axles, consuming less than two kilowatt-hours per mile. While itâ€™s unclear how large the batteries for each model are, Tesla touts a drag coefficient of 0.36 that helps it glide through the air. The company has moved away somewhat from discussing battery capacities, selling its latest Model 3 vehicle by referring to range rather than storage.
Expect more details about Teslaâ€™s next vehicle when it hits the roads next year.Source: https://www.inverse.com/article/50590-tesla-semi-video-shows-its-incredibly-quiet-design-in-action