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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.

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.

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.


Photo credit: Tesla

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