Posts Tagged ‘Tesla semi truck’

Tesla Wants to Test Autonomous Semi-Truck in Nevada

Company surprises with autonomous package for truck.

by on Aug.10, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company would have a semi-truck ready by September.

Not long ago, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk outlined the company’s future products. The list included a semi-truck, which he likened to driving a go-kart.

That truck appears to be an autonomous reality as the company is asking Nevada if it can conduct real-world testing in the Silver State, according to the company’s testing permit application with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Reuters reported.

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The EV semi isn’t all that surprising as Musk has mentioned it on several occasions, including in a tweet not too long ago. “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,” Musk said a few months back, the tweet adding, “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” (more…)

Tesla Isn’t the Only Company Planning to Build Green Trucks

Daimler, Ford, several start-ups looking at battery, hydrogen power.

by on Jun.19, 2017

The Nikola One heavy-duty rig will be able to travel up to 1,200 miles on a fill-up, meaning Tesla's got some tough competition.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t content with his two current battery-electric cars, and has plenty of new options in the works to follow the production launch of the downsized Model 3 set for next month.

In an April tweet, Musk revealed plans to unveil a battery-powered semi-truck in September while also confirming long-rumored plans to add an electric pickup truck to the Tesla line-up, as well. But Musk isn’t the only one who wants to go clean and green in the truck market. Several competitors are laying out plans to launch alternative power models of their own.

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That includes both Daimler AG, which could deliver a battery-electric model through any of its five different commercial truck brands, as well as a Salt Lake City-based start-up – which, ironically, has also tapped Musk hero Nikola Tesla for its own name. Nikola Motors has a hydrogen fuel-cell-powered heavy truck it hopes to have in production within the next couple years. (more…)

Tesla Adding Pickup, Semi-Truck

Other models reportedly on the way after Model 3.

by on Apr.13, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the EV maker will rollout a new semi-truck this fall.

Following up on earlier tweets indicating several new battery vehicles were under development, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months.

The big truck was first hinted at last July, when Musk unveiled his “Master Plan, Part Deux.” He had previously expressed interest in a pickup several years ago, about the same time Tesla began searching for a site for its Gigafactory battery plant.

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“Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,” Musk said on Thursday, the tweet adding, “Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level.” (more…)