Tesla Surprises everyone at the Semi Truck Launch

Tesla has surprised everyone at the Semi Truck launch by unveiling the new ROADSTER.

Tesla launched two new electric vehicles this morning — the Semi Truck and Roadster 2.0.

The launch event for the all-electric truck took place in Hawthorne, California and was live streamed via the company’s website.

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, lead the presentation of the new vehicle saying, “We want a vehicle that feels incredible and accelerates like no other.”

Where the TESLA Semi Truck below fans away with its incredible design, Tesla also confirmed that it is making a roadster 2.0

Here is everything you need to know about the Semi Truck and Roadster 2.0:


The incredible Semi Truck can go from zero-60mph in just five seconds and, even with a max load of 80,000lbs it can accelerate to 60mph in just 20 seconds.

The Semi can also travel up a five per cent gradient with a max load at 65 mph, compared to a diesel truck that can travel 45mph.

Earning 50 per cent per mile over a diesel truck due to the faster speed.

Diesel trucks are 20 per cent more expensive than a Semi from day one.

The new electric lorry will have a decent 500 miles of range at maximum weight at 60mph.

“Because this truck has no gears, you’re not constantly shifting gears,” said Musk.

“It has one gear. It’s smooth. It’s like you’re driving a Tesla, a Model S, or Model X, or Model 3

Elon Musk described its 500 mile range as a “worst case scenario” alluding to a significantly higher max range without a huge load.

There are motors on each wheel which alter torque and eliminates the possibility of jack-knifing.

Design for the truck was inspired by a ‘bullet’ and has a better drag coefficient than the new Bugatti Chiron hypercar.

Semi truck has a drag 0.36 coefficient compared to 0.38 on the Chiron.

Drivers of the Semi sit centrally instead of to one side and are flanked by two touchscreens — similar to those seen in the Model 3.

Claimed reliability for one million miles before breaking down and can still work with just two in a faster and more efficient way than a diesel truck.

The vehicle will also come in a range of colours

It will run on solar power and be able to plug into the new ‘Mega Charger’ network.

Automatically the truck comes with Autopilot which will assist with braking and lane keeping.

It will cost $5000 for a reservation and production will begin in 2019.

Brace Yourself Guys Because the Worlds Quickest car is here “THE ROADSTER” :

The roadster promises huge electric car range of over 600 miles, unchallenged 0–60 mph acceleration speeds and dynamic styling.

It will also become the fastest production car ever made with a 0–60mph time of 1.9 seconds and 0–100 mph in 4.2 seconds

The car will be able to travel a quarter mile drag strip in just 8.9 seconds.

A provisional top speed for the Roadster 2.0 is 250mph.

To put this is some sort of perspective, the current world’s fastest car has a top speed of 277.7mph.

This top speed beats cars such as the Koenigsegg CCR, McLaren F1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari!!!

Powering the Roadster will be a 200kWh battery which will allow range of 620 miles.

The vehicle has three separate motors — one powering the front wheels and two powering the rear. It will be all wheel drive and will have torque steering.

This is truly groundbreaking.

Powering the Roadster will be a 200kWh battery which will allow range of 620 miles.

It features an all-glass roof which stretches from the windscreen up to the join when there convertible roof lives.

The car has a 2+ 2 set-up which means that it can accommodate four passengers, although it is pretty tight in the back, confesses Musk.

Prices for the Roadster will start at $200,000 which, when compared to current supercars with specs like these, is a bit of a steal.

The Roadster 2.0 will be available from 2020.

Given Musk’s stated aim for Tesla was to make electric cars mainstream, starting with high-priced cars to fund the development of the cheaper and more mainstream Model 3, what’s the Roadster’s purpose?
“The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars,” said Musk at the launch. “Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.”

For more information, be sure to check out Tesla’s website.


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