Tesla Semi proves its mettle, covering 804km with a load of almost 37,000kg

The Tesla Semi is one of the most anticipated EVs since the automaker first revealed it in November 2017. The automaker has been testing the electric vehicle for a long time, and now, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk claimed in October, it has proven its worth this year. . Musk claimed last month that the Tesla Semi can travel more than 800 kilometers on level ground. Now he’s tweeting again, claiming that the Tesla Semi has covered 804km with a payload of almost 37,000kg, which is almost 100% of the electric semi truck’s gross combined weight (GSW) of 37,195kg.

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November 28, 2022 at 10:42 am

The company’s electric large truck, the Tesla Semi, was first launched in November 2017.

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Musk’s tweet confirmed that the automaker is conducting parameter checks for the first delivery of the Tesla Semi, which is scheduled for December 1. One of the brand’s first fleet customers is PepsiCo, which has reserved 100 Semis for its logistics operations, and 15 of them may be deployed by the end of this year. Just before that, Musk’s tweets provided encouragement to those who had been waiting for the Semi. “Tesla team just completed a 500 mile drive in an 81,000 lb Tesla Semi!” Tesla CEO wrote in his tweet.

However, despite claiming that the Tesla Semi has achieved incredible range, the automaker’s CEO hasn’t revealed anything about how fast or how much energy the electric car can use while on the road. As Tesla has previously claimed, the Semi consumes less than 1.24 kilowatt-hours per kilometer. With a range of 804 kilometers, the battery capacity will be less than 1,000 kWh.

Tesla is currently producing the Semi in Nevada, USA, with the goal of rapidly ramping up production to 50,000 vehicles per year sometime in 2024. This means an average of more than 100 cars are produced per day. It would also make Tesla one of the largest manufacturers of Class 8 trucks in the North American market. However, the claims have raised eyebrows because the Tesla CEO has a reputation for overpromising and underdelivering.

First published date: Nov 28, 2022 at 10:41am CST


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