Tesla Delivers New Semi Truck
The biggest news out of Tesla’s Semi reveal actually had nothing to do with the Semi, but rather a surprise reveal of a new Roadster. Currently taking reservations on what Tesla is calling the “quickest car in the world” the new roadster will set you back $200,000. However, it will give you a 0-60mph time of 1.6-seconds, top speed of over 250mph and a fuel range of 620 miles.
Also on stage was the Semi that was the explanation for the evening, however ironically compete second fiddle, although all right may have command the gang on its own.
Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in 5 seconds, compared to fifteen seconds during a comparable diesel truck. It will 0-60 mph in twenty seconds with a full 80,000-pound load, a task that takes a diesel truck a few minute. Most notably for truck drivers and different travelers on the road, it climbs 5% grades at a gradual 65 mph, whereas a diesel truck maxes out at 45 mph on a 5% grade. The Tesla Semi needs no shifting or clutching for swish acceleration and speed, and its regenerative braking recovers 98% of kinetic energy to the battery, giving it a primarily infinite brake life. Overall, the Semi is a lot of responsive, covers a lot of miles than a diesel truck in the same amount of time, and a lot of safely integrates with passenger car traffic.
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 18, 2017