Tesla is arguably the automaker selling the most electric cars in the world. And for good reason, it was he who invented the very concept of the electric car as we know it today. However, aware of its resounding success, Tesla is not sleeping on its laurels and is preparing a semi-trailer with a range estimated by its chief boss, Elon Musk, to be around 1,000 km. Never seen or heard of.
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It was after an interview with a local newspaper that Elon Musk announced a number of pieces of information about his next electric vehicle, the Semi Trailer.
The Tesla Semi – Photo credits: YouTube
Announced in 2018 and still not actually officially presented or launched, this vehicle will help the goods transport sector to overcome the constraints associated with the use of thermal vehicles. In particular the cost of fuel.
However, in order for the Semi to be really profitable for its owner, the latter must have autonomy allowing him in particular to cover long distances before going through the charging box.
An imperative that Musk and therefore Tesla understood. And which will be translated according to the words of the boss of the US car manufacturer by a strong autonomy on the Semi once it has been launched for sale.
A strong range of 1,000 km
In fact, the Semi would notably have an insolent range of 1,000 km. As confirmed by the principal concerned according to which “having a range of 500 km is, I think, quite easy, quite banal honestly for the Semi. It is also necessary to consider that the truck will tow loads of 40 tons. For long-distance heavy goods vehicles, the range can easily be extended to 800 km, and we see a progression, over time, to reach 1000 km. We think it will be very competitive for transport companies. “