New Tesla Semi Truck Particulars Emerge as Pre-Orders Shut

We lately discovered that the Tesla Semi truck is anticipated to hit the streets earlier than the tip of the 12 months, and now Tesla has up to date its web site detailing some spectacular specs for its EV hauler. Nonetheless, it appears to be like like pre-orders are closed once more.

Tesla formally opened its Semi truck reservations in Could. Nonetheless, this week the web site obtained an replace that modified the order button to “get updates,” suggesting a brief pause on orders. Whereas we’re unsure the trigger, many suspect worth will increase are coming, which shouldn’t shock anybody.

Nonetheless, a worth improve is sensible given the up to date listing of specs, towing vary, and 0-60mph instances shared by Tesla. In response to the up to date web site, the Tesla Semi now options three impartial motors on the rear axle, down from the earlier point out of 4 motors. That stated, the Tesla Semi nonetheless is available in the identical two vary choices: a 300-mile mannequin and an even bigger 500-mile variant.

Extra importantly, Tesla claims its electrical Semi can attain these 300 and 500-mile ranges whereas totally loaded with 82,000 lbs gross mixture weight. These estimates are whereas the trailer is full. It’s additionally value noting that Tesla’s Semi can go from 0-60mph in 20 seconds. And whereas that sounds sluggish, most totally loaded semi-trailers on the highway take upwards of 50-60 seconds to achieve freeway speeds.

Whereas Tesla nonetheless isn’t saying something about battery capacities, we did be taught an important bit of data for charging the Semi. The up to date web site says Tesla’s new Megachargers may give its Semi a 70% cost in round half-hour.

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Till right now, Tesla provided the entry-level Semi for $150,000, or consumers may improve to the prolonged 500-mile vary Semi for $180,000. We’ll have to attend and see if the value goes up when the EVs begin delivery later this 12 months.

by way of InsideEVs