Elon Musk has been hinting that Tesla has been working to create a completely electric semi-truck. Since the unveil of the Model 3 in July and production in August, there has been more and more discussion on when Musk and his team would make an announcement regarding the new mode of electric transportation. Here’s what you need to know.
Last Wednesday, Musk tweeted out that Tesla is set to show off their electric semi-truck next month, specifically October 26 at the Tesla production plant in Hawthorne, California. Rumors and speculation began to stir that the reveal of the semi-truck would be this month, however, that will not be the case. Earlier this year, Musk said that the project was on course. This could have been to keep investors happy, and to wait for Model 3 production to take off. Even though some feel the event is a tad bit late, it is more than within range of Tesla’s roadmap to a world with completely electric powered transportation.
Undoubtedly, this half of 2017 is a dynamic moment for Tesla’s future. With the Model 3 starting at $35,000 it is more widely available to the general public and a semi-truck would continue to spread Tesla’s increasing dominance. There are, however, some key questions that will need to be answered at this launch event to prevent skepticism. Specifically, the cost, range, and power of this completely electric semi-truck as it is the first of its kind. Knowing Tesla, however, it will spark change in a global method of transpiration, and will be a better option for many trucking companies.