Tesla claim the truck can do 0-60 mph in 20 seconds thanks to instant traction control offered four by independent motors. The vehicle also comes with an autopilot to help avoid collisions, a centered driver position for better visibility and control, and a lower center of gravity for rollover protection.
Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has published footage of its semi-trailer taking to the company’s test track in Fermont, California.
The short clip was uploaded to Tesla’s Twitter feed on Sunday.
The electric vehicle specialist says the electric energy costs for US hauliers are half those of diesel. This it is claimed, provides $200,000+ in fuel savings and a two-year payback period.
The vehicle is planned to go into production at some point this year, when it will go head-to-head with other electric HGVs produced by experienced lorry manufacturers.
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