Designed as a bullet, faster, running on sunlight, drivetrain guaranteed for one million mile without breaking, safer and more comfortable… the new Tesla Semi according to Musk outperforms a diesel counterpart in every aspect.
The Semi has a range of 500 miles and is packed full of technology. The Tesla Semi can charge 400 miles in 30 minutes, which is provided by “Megachargers”. The Megachargers run on solar power and Tesla has guaranteed electricity rates of $0.07 per kWh with Semi owners. The Tesla Semi can do 0-60 in 5 seconds and 0-60 in 20 seconds with a full 80,000 lb load. The Semi also can climb a 5% gradient at 65mph, compared to 45mph for diesel trucks. This is all powered by the truck’s 4 independent motors and Musk boosts, “you can lose 2 of the 4 motors, and it will still keep going. In fact, you can lose 2 of the 4 motors and it will STILL be a diesel truck.”
Tesla claims that the semi will cost 20% less per mile compared to Diesel trucks, costing $1.26/mile. But, that wasn’t all, Musk announced convoy technology that will even beat the costs of rail and is more than 2X cheaper that Diesel trucks.