Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Forget The Electric Car - The Electric Truck Is Where It's At

One News Page Staff Friday, 17 November 2017
Forget The Electric Car - The Electric Truck Is Where It's Atby

Talk of the first fully-electric car has been rife for decades – particularly with fuel prices rising globally from year to year – and no one has shown as much belief in the future of energy-efficient vehicles as Tesla, owned by CEO Elon Musk. Musk, of course, is something of an entrepreneur and is keen to progress the evolution of beneficial tech as far as he possibly can, being responsible for other ground-breaking units such as SpaceX, who are currently focused on colonizing the galaxy around us one planet at a time. This week, however, Musk has moved from talk on reaching and living on Mars to revolutionizing our roads – with fuel-economic vehicles that could become a regular fixture on our highways by the turn of the next decade.

The Tesla Semi is a semi-trailer truck with a reported 500 miles available on just one full electric charge – meaning that it will be the first fully electric truck from Tesla’s fleet to hit the road. Musk himself has described the vehicle as “not like any truck that you’ve ever driven.” It’s thought to be able to reach 60 mph with the heaviest load allowed on US highways in just 20 seconds – making it a relative speed demon as well as an energy-efficient behemoth. Tesla are fixated on trying to make electric vehicles a common commodity – in the hope that it will drive down dependency on fuel and will help to reduce carbon emissions for the long term.

Tesla Unveils Groundbreaking Electric Big-Rig In Hawthorne
Watch: Tesla Unveils Groundbreaking Electric Big-Rig In Hawthorne (CBS 2 LA on One News Page)

The truck was unveiled alongside a roadster vehicle at a time when production on the company’s landmark Model 3 vehicle appears to have stalled slightly – something which Musk himself has referred to as ‘production hell’ – as the number of cars produced through the line in recent history reportedly fell far short of what had been projected. Regardless of this, Musk has produced a rather bold statement in his new truck technology – which will need to stand up against an extremely competitive market. It’s thought that a battery alone for such a vehicle could cost in the region of $200,000 – which will need to stand up against the costs for trucks in general, which fall far below this expected price tag.

Will Tesla’s range of electric-powered vehicles take the world by storm? Can we expect to see electric trucks in convoys over the next twenty years? Let’s wait and see.

9
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 

Recent related news

This Gold-Streaming Stock Just Gained Access to the Electric Car Boom

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (TSX:WPM)(NYSE:WPM) is a well-known gold-streaming stock. Now it's offering access to the electric car market, too.
Motley Fool - MarketsAlso reported by •MotorAuthority

Lithium ion car batteries

Lithium batteries are not batteries: six inherited fantasies about recharging the electric car The present lithium batteries influence us to overlook fantasies...
WorldNews - Front Page

Watch VW's electric racer destroy the Pikes Peak record

When VW smashed Pikes Peak's all-time record with an electric car, there was one lingering question for those who couldn't see it live: where's the footage?...
engadget - TechnologyAlso reported by •AutocarReuters

Skoda to launch electric vRS SUV in 2022

The Skoda Vision E concept In 2022, Skoda will launch a vRS performance version of its upcoming electric SUV, as previewed in the Vision E concept Skoda...
Autocar - AutomotiveAlso reported by •Reuters

You Might Like


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Technology

Broadcom is reportedly about to acquire CA TECHNOLOGIES for $18 billion, just 4 months after Trump blocked its acquisition of Qualcomm (AVGO, CA)Celebrities are probably about to see a big dip in their TWITTER followers — here's why
Amazon is throwing big parties for PRIME DAY, and it shows how much its $119-a-year membership has evolved (AMZN)ROBOCOP is coming back (again), this time from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp

Recent related videos

Kid Gets Dragged By A Toy Car [Video]Kid Gets Dragged By A Toy Car

If a toddler finds a game delightful enough, he or she won’t stop playing it even if that means getting dragged through a backyard in the process! Boys are capable of coming up with the weirdest..

Rumble -

Tesla’s China Ambitions — Not Tariffs — Might Hinder the Company [Video]Tesla’s China Ambitions — Not Tariffs — Might Hinder the Company

As the U.S.-China trade war heats up, the electric car company signed an agreement in Shanghai to build a plant it says will produce 500,000 vehicles a year. But given Tesla's track record of missing..

GOBankingRates -

Tesla Moves to Produce Cars In China But Ambition, Not Tariffs, Might Hinder the Company [Video]Tesla Moves to Produce Cars In China But Ambition, Not Tariffs, Might Hinder the Company

As the U.S.-China trade war heats up, the electric car company signed an agreement in Shanghai to build a plant that will produce 500,000 vehicles a year. China is one of the world's largest markets..

Cheddar Inc. -

Tesla’s Self Park Feature Now Available On The Model 3 [Video]Tesla’s Self Park Feature Now Available On The Model 3

Digital Trends is reporting that Tesla Model 3 owners can now get the Summon parking feature. The self-parking feature has been available on the Model S and Model X for some time. The high tech feature..

Wochit Tech -

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+